Territory Information

Territory Profile - South Africa
Overview Economic Indicators ( June 2019 )
south-africa-flag Language 11 official inc Eng, Zulu, Afrikaans Inflation4.50%
Population 58.06 million GDP Growth Rate-3.20%
Currency South African Rand Interest Rate6.75%
Measures Metric Unemployment27.20%
Base VAT 15% Consumer Confidence5
Useful Information
south-africa-map Average Age 27.1  
Main Religion Christianity  
Tourist Numbers 16.85 million From USA, UK, Ger, Holland, France
Largest Cities Joburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria  
Main Airports OR Tambo, Cape Town, Lanseria  
Press Market Overview
Market Indicators   Top 10 selling categories Top 10 selling Magazines (copies)
Number of local Magazine titles 709 - 74% of sale Women's general Huisgenoot
Average Cover price (magazine) R52 Home You
Value of domestic market 8,237,035 copies Family Interest Kuier
VAT % on printed press 15% Travel The Official Safeways Driver Manual
VAT % on digital press   Motoring Kuier Combo
Newsstand/Subscription Split   Sport & Hobby Move!
Number of imported titles available 585 Youth Tuis Home
    Woman's Special Woman & Home
    Farming Rooi Rose
    Male Sarie
Imports by country
Country of origin % of imported sales
UK 91.8%
USA 7.5%
Germany 0.2%
France 0.2%
Australia 0.2%
Italy 0.1%
Retail Landscape
Retail Type By Market Share Market Share % Key Retailers Ranging opportunities Promotions
Supermarket   Spar    
Newsstand   Pick N Pay    
Independent   Woolworths    
Forecourts   Exclusive books    
Health Stores   CNA    
Travel   Dis-chem    
Department Stores      
Retail Display Examples
The Community
Distripress Members in the territory
Link to Member database
Local Trade Bodies