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Media Studies Library Guide: Newspapers

A guide to resources for Media Studies

In Print

Special Collections holds a collection of local and national newpapers and a range of Southern African newspapers.  There are also several large collections of news clippings indexed by subject.

There is a small selection of local and national newspapers for perusal in the Main Library. 

Electronic Access


Online access to local, national and international newspapers is generally limited to that which is freely available on the web.   Many of these newspapers require subscriptions before their entire content may be viewed.

However UCT Libraries now has access to Press Reader which gives access to growing number of newspapers and magazines from countries all over the world, including South Africa.    Only content from the last two months is available (depending on the newspaper) . Access is limited to six people at a time.

Other online access is available through: