IOL, also known as Independent Online, is South Africa’s oldest news site and a leading platform for news, current affairs and content in the country. IOL reaches millions of readers monthly, readers who return to the site and spend significant time accessing news and information – from breaking minute-by-minute news to content in certain key categories including business, sport, lifestyle, entertainment and current affairs.
Specialised content units provide a breadth and a depth of content in verticals that include: news, world, Africa, travel, technology, celebrity, health, entrepreneurship, PSL soccer, property and motoring to name a few. Content is created by trained, qualified journalists whose skills have been honed in all aspects of digital content creation.
Our readers are at the heart of every strategic content decision and we live by our Just Cause of inclusivity and transformation. IOL is owned by Sagarmartha Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of the Sekunjalo Group which also owns a majority stake in Independent Media.
Independent Media’s established loyal base, is due to its uncompromising approach to delivering fresh, original content to its audiences, with the aid of cutting-edge journalism from South Africa’s most talented news staff. People trust our brands. With diversity being our key objective, we offer news and information suited for every South African.