About IOL

Independent Online, popularly known as IOL, is one of South Africa’s leading news and information websites bringing millions of readers breaking news and updates on Politics, Current Affairs, Business, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Travel, Sport, Motoring and Technology.

IOL also hosts the digital offerings of some of the country's most prominent newspapers including The Star and Pretoria News in Gauteng, The Cape Times and Cape Argus in the Western Cape and The Mercury and Daily News in KwaZulu-Natal as well as national business publications Business Report and Personal Finance.

The Star
Saturday Star
Sunday Independent
Business Report
Cape Argus
Cape Times
Daily News
The Mercury
The Post
Independent on Saturday
Weekend Argus
Pretoria News

Our content

Content on IOL is primarily generated by our team of digital journalists. Articles are also curated from various media houses, including Independent Media, African Community Media and the African News Agency, and syndication services like Reuters, Washington Post, Xinhua and IANS.

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