Independent Online (South Africa)

Independent Online
FormatOnline newspaper
Owner(s)Sekunjalo Investments
HeadquartersCape Town, South Africa

Independent Online, or IOL is a news and information website based in South Africa. It was owned by the Independent News & Media organisation, which is the largest publisher of print material in South Africa. It was bought by Sekunjalo Investments in 2013 who now own the company.


Sekunjalo Independent Media owns 55% of the company, the Public Investment Corporation of South Africa owns 25%, and two Chinese State Owned Enterprises (China International Television Corporation and the China Africa Development Fund) own the remaining 20% of the newspaper.[1]

Online versions

The site serves the online versions of a number of South African newspapers, including The Star, Pretoria News, The Daily Voice, Cape Times, Cape Argus, Weekend Argus, The Mercury, Post, Diamond Fields Advertiser, Isolezwe, Daily Tribune, Sunday Tribune, The Independent on Saturday, and The Sunday Independent.[2]


  1. ^ Sam Sole and Craig McKune (28 August 2014). "What's black and white and in the red all over?". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ "South of the Sahara". Stanford University. Retrieved 23 February 2009.

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