City Press is a South African English-language Sunday newspaper, published in Johannesburg, Gauteng. It is aimed at black readers and is the country's third-biggest-selling newspaper.

History and operations

The newspaper was established in 1982 as the Golden City Press by James R. A. Bailey and the South African Associated Newspapers (SAAN) group. The following year, "Golden" was dropped from the newspaper's name. SAAN later withdrew from its partnership with Bailey and the newspaper ran into financial difficulties. Consequently, Nasionale Pers took over the publication of the newspaper as well as its sister publications, Drum and True Love & Family, on 1 April 1984.

Its former editor was Khathu Mamaila.[2]

The newspaper is distributed nationally and in neighbouring countries, including Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. It has a readership of about 2.5 million (source: AMPS 2001A).

Distribution areas

Eastern CapeYY
Free StateYY
Kwa-Zulu NatalYY
North WestYY
Northern CapeYY
Western CapeYY

Distribution figures

Net Sales
October - December 2012126 400
July - September 2012135 148
April - June 2012146 054
January - March 2012163 705

Readership figures

Estimated Readership[5][6]
January – December 20121 757 000
July 2011 – June 20121 863 000