Independent Online (IOL)


Founded in 1999, Independent Online (Pty) Ltd is the digital division of Independent News & Media South Africa. Independent Online is South Africa’s biggest English news content publisher, who is able to draw on the resources and credibility of more than 800 Independent News & Media journalists. With the 14 Independent South African newspapers online, IOL represents over half of the newspaper market in South Africa. Independent Online’s suite of websites currently records over 22 million page impressions, with over 1.6 million unique readers per month – both locally and internationally. Through the titles represented, Independent Online has access to more than 20 000 classified advertisements a day and South Africa’s largest newspaper subscriber base. Specialised products focusing on Business, Personal Finance, Property, Motoring, Entertainment, Careers, Travel, Mobile, Technology, Sport and HIV/Aids can be accessed from the main website, which is fully archived and searchable.

Other companies in the Independent News & Media Group include Condé Nast (GQ, Glamour and House & Garden), as well as sister media companies in Ireland, UK, New Zealand and Australia.