Who we are

Print and Digital Media South Africa is a non-profit, voluntary association that was originally formed to bring together under one roof publishers of diverse print genres. In a fast-changing media landscape, the print media recognised the advantages of extending its footprint online. To reflect this, we extended our membership to include digital media publications and changed our name accordingly. Currently the PDMSA membership includes more than 700 newspaper and magazine titles that cater for four different language groups.

Our Members

  • Tiso Blackstar Group
  • Caxton&CTP
  • Independent Newspapers
  • Media24
  • Mail & Guardian
  • Association of Independent Publishers (AIP)*

Our Mission

Print and Digital Media South Africa is committed to partnering with our members to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry. We are dedicated to promoting a free and independent press through close interaction with members and by working together across print and digital media. We comply with internationally recognised good governance practices and effective stakeholder management.

*Footnote: AIP represents most of South Africa's small independent newspapers and is a constituent member of the PDMSA cluster of media advocacy associations. It aims to become the primary clearing house for research, policy debate and the setting of industry standards for the grassroots media sector.