Media

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South Africa has a free press. There are many local and national newspaper titles, and public and commercial radio and TV channels. The country ranked 52nd out of 179 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ 2013 press freedom index.

Daily newspapers: Business Day (www.bdlive.co.za), a business newspaper. The Star (www.iol.co.za/the-star), a broadsheet with an events listing section. The Times (www.timeslive.co.za), an upmarket tabloid.

Weekly newspapers: City Press (www.citypress.co.za) and Sunday Times (www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes, online for subscribers only) are broadsheets. Mail & Guardian (www.mg.co.za) is a leader in investigative reporting.

Radio: There are more than 30 local stations. Radio 702 (92.7 FM) for talk radio; for music, try 5FM (98.0), Kaya FM, (95.9) and 947.

Television: SABC (www.sabc.co.za) is the public broadcaster. e.tv and eNCA (www.etv.co.za and www.enca.com) are free-to-air channels. M-Net is a subscription channel and DStv (mnet.dstv.com) a satellite television provider.