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African Newspaper availability

Date Released: Tue, 10 May 2011 12:06 +0200

Second trial access to African Newspapers, 1800 - 1922

Representing the largest fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe, the World Newspaper Archive was created in partnership between Readex, a division of NewsBank, and the Center for Research Libraries

African Newspapers, 1800-1922 includes such key publications as the Cape Town Gazette and African Advertiser (Cape Town), Indian Opinion (Durban), Graham's Town Journal (Grahamstown), Imvo zabantsundu (King William’s Town), Umteteli wa Bantu (Johannesburg), Natal Witness (Pietermaritzburg) and many others.

Rhodes faculty and students only can access the Rhodes University Library trial of the World Newspaper Archive: Africa 1800-1922 collection at 


The trial will run until the 4th June 2011.

Pic: First issue of Kaffir Express, 1870