The rich and colourful history of print media goes back to 1800 when slave traders Governor Sir George Yonge, Alexander Walker and John Robertson launched the South African media industry. Their English/Dutch Cape Town Gazette and African Advertiser/Kaapsche Stads Courant en Afrikaansche Berigter appeared on 16 August. With the dismissal 13 months later of Yonge, the government took over all printing.

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Timeline - History of the Print & Advertising Industry