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The Star (South Africa)

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Type
  
Daily newspaper

Editor
  
Japhet Mathanda Ncube

Headquarters
  
Johannesburg

Format
  
Broadsheet

Founded
  
6 January 1871

Owner(s)
  
Independent News and Media SA

The Star is a daily newspaper based in Gauteng, South Africa. It is one of the titles under the Independent News & Media South Africa group recently acquired by Sekunjalo Media Consortium led by founder and chairman Dr Iqbal Survé. It was previously owned by Independent News & Media. The newspaper employed three members of the Bang-Bang Club. It employed Kevin Carter as a staff photographer in 1984. Ken Oosterbroek worked for the paper before being appointed its chief photographer in August 1991. He hired Joao Silva shortly afterwards.

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History

The Star newspaper appeared for the first time in Johannesburg as The Eastern Star. It was founded in Grahamstown under that title on 6 January 1871 (as a resurrection of the previous Great Eastern paper), and was moved to the Witwatersrand sixteen years later by its owners, brothers Thomas and George Sheffield. In 1889, the name Eastern Star was changed to the one currently in use.

Supplements

  • Business Report (Monday-Friday)
  • Tonight (Monday-Friday)
  • Workplace (Monday & Wednesday)
  • Motoring (Thursday)
  • Play (Once a month)
  • References

    The Star (South Africa) Wikipedia


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