"Newsbank Inc. and World Wide Information Services Pty, Ltd (WWIS) granted the UFS community open access to the South African News Archive. This is the world's largest repository of historical and current news from and about South Africa." (No photographs could be included due to the intellectual property being with the photographers.)
News articles date back from 1800 to present and provide access to a wide range of newspaper titles that have never been available in online format before.
This is a continuation and expansion of access to a database of articles in newspapers that will no longer be available via SA Media from the end of 2014. It covers all plus more of the main stream South African newspapers that were previously available via SA Media. Access to South African newspapers include the following:
- The Star
- Sunday Times
- Mail & Guardian
- Pretoria News
- Business Day
- and many more.
All titles can be found here.
These newspapers may be accessed via two places: on the Electronic Resources of the UFS LIS under Databases. Select World Newspaper Archive, and click Access South Africa. Or go to Newspapers and click on World Newspaper Archive, then select home and click on Access South Africa.