Naspers Group is a transnational media conglomerate headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. Naspers owns several media companies globally across print, Internet, and television platforms. With a market value of $60 billion, Naspers is one of the world’s biggest publicly held companies. Historically, Naspers has maintained a strong presence in the African continent, although it has expanded substantially to Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania since the turn of the 21st century. The Group has active operations in more than 130 countries. This entry provides an overview of Naspers Group, including its history, ownership, business model, and media operations.


Originally referred to as Die Nasionale Pers, or “the National Press,” Naspers was founded in Stellenbosch, South Africa, by a group of Afrikaner nationalists ...

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