For celeb news to circulate all over Mzansi, there first has to be a great source. Thanks to some of the Entertainment news outlets in the country, we get it hot. Some of Mzansi’s entertainment news websites have become household names. These sites are all known to be reputable, and always verify their stories before they publish it. From Briefly, to Sunday World, TshisaLIVE and more, some of the sites have become the number ond go-to sources for entertainment.
Now, here is our list of the top 10 South African celebrity Gossip News websites in no particular order.
The Independent Online, or simply, IOL is a news website owned by the Independent News & Media Organisation. The INM is the largest publisher of print material in South Africa. IOL serves as the online versions of several South African newspapers including The Star, Pretoria News, Cape Times, Cape Argus, Weekend Argus, The Mercury, Post, Diamond Fields Advertiser, Isolezwe, Daily Tribune, Sunday Tribune, The Independent On Saturday, and The Sunday Independent. It is one of the biggest online news websites in SA.
Briefly is one of South Africa’s most visited entertainment news websites. It describes itself as a digital media and news platform that provides its audience with so much more than just highly relevant news, but also with an outstanding interactive experience. The site focuses on the latest Mzansi news, entertainment, politics, sports, education, lifestyle, and more.
ZALebs is South Africa’s “go-to place for the latest news, stories, rumors and more about not only South Africa’s top celebrities, but the top celebrities from all around Africa”. The site’s major focus is to keep their audience up to date with the latest information of things happening in Mzansi and also in various other parts of Africa and the world. They also focus on several things including Fashion, Entertainment, Drama, Life Style, Music, Artists Profiles and so much more.
Specially dedicated to supporting and promoting the Hip Hop industry in South Africa, the SA Hip Hop Mag focuses on Artist information and news. The digital website is popular for its credibility. They pride themselves in collecting accurate information from/on artists or news before publishing them for their readers to see. The site is also known promote both old and new artists in the SA Hip Hop industry. The share information about the music industry, and also about new music from artists, and amongst other things.
Drum Magazine is a South African family magazine which aims at entertaining Black readers in the country. The popular magazine was founded in 1951, and has been known to focused on Entertainment and feature articles. It was described as the “first black lifestyle magazine in Africa” back in 2005. However, back in the 1950s and the 1960s, it reported on Township life during apartheid. It is also one of the most sort after Magazine sites in all South Africa.
Published by Arena Holdings which was formerly “Tiso Blackstar Group”, TimesLive is South Africa’s second biggest news website. It is also home of the popular websites Sunday Times newspaper and Daily Digital Newsroom. The site focuses on breaking news, analysis, sport, entertainment and lifestyle, and also operates seven days a week. It was launched in September 2009 and is known for its credibility. The site is edited by Lebo Nthongoa, Makhudu Sefara and Fienie Grobler, and the editor-in-chief is Sthembiso Msomi.
7. Sunday World
Sunday World is published by Fundudzi Media in Johannesburg. The site possesses an “editorial focus that reflects the world of the young, aspirational black consumer”. It also focuses on publishing “racy infotainment, celebrities, sport and gossip (Shwashwi), a lifestyle section and specialist pages about fashion, beauty, health, motoring and money”. Sunday World is one of South Africa’s most visited sites. It prides itself in broadcasting everything and still not being old fashion. It also recognizes the country’s unsung heroes.
8. Sowetan Live
Sowetan Live is the digital version of the popular South African newspaper, The Sowetan. The newspaper is a property of the South African company, Arena Holdings which was formerly Tiso Blackstar Group, Avusa, and Times Media Group. While the paper still functions, SowetanLive handles all of its digital content. It focuses on breaking news, sports, entertainment, and so much more. It is also famous for its credibility, and is one of the country’s most visited digital news platforms.
9. News 24
News 24 describes itself as South Africa’s leading source of breaking news, opinion, and insight. It is known to provide news on things happening in the country, in Africa, and also around the world. It not only focuses on breaking news, but also publishes news on Technology, Business, Sport, Entertainment, politics, and so much more. This is all from various parts of the world. The sites looks to be more homely and accessible than some of the others in the country, creating profiles for their reader.
10. Fakaza News
Fakaza News is another version of the popular website, Fakaza which is known to distribute music and share information on it. Fakaza News presents breaking and trending news happening in the country especially in the Entertainment industry just as it happens. The site focuses on celebrity gossip, politics, entertainment, viral content, sport, lifestyle, and so much. Some would call it one of the fastest updated news sites in the country. It also operates on a daily basis, 7 days a week.