The Cape Argus

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The Cape Argus is a daily newspaper published by Independent News and Media[1] in Cape Town, South Africa.

It is commonly referred to simply as "The Argus".


The Cape Argus

Founded in 1857 by Saul Solomon. Although not the first English language newspaper in Southern Africa, the Cape Argus was the first locally to use the telegraph for news gathering.

The Weekend Argus

Cape Argus E-edition

The Argus Tonight! and arts coverage

Formerly known as the arts pages, The Argus Tonight! (also The Argus Tonight, or simply Tonight) became a separate supplement of the Argus groups of newspapers, including The Cape Argus, in the 1980s, to provide wide coverage of arts and theatre events in the country.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: p.546

F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik

Jill Fletcher. 1994. The Story of Theatre in South Africa: A Guide to its History from 1780-1930. Cape Town: Vlaeberg.

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