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TRUSTED NEWS. FIRST. Our award-winning team of journalists brings you quality breaking news as it happens. Whether you are looking for in-depth analysis, the latest in entertainment, sport, politics or business you will find it in our News24 app!

Become a paid subscriber to access a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of new features.

As a News24 subscriber, you get exclusive access to all of News24's journalism, including opinion and analysis, video documentaries, podcasts and investigative reporting and more.

In addition, subscribers can:

• Read and write comments on all articles.
• Listen to an article.
• Share 5 subscriber only articles per month with friends.
• Read the e-editions of City Press, YOU, and TrueLove.
• Receive personalised and exclusive newsletters.

You can also sign up to News24 for free to bookmark content, receive special newsletters, save multiple weather locations and track the traffic on your regular routes.

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• Stay up-to-date with the best in breaking news, current affairs, political journalism, sport, technology, finance and entertainment.
• Enjoy rugby, soccer and cricket live scoring, fixtures and results so that you never miss out on the sporting action.
• Be the first to know with breaking news alerts pushed directly to your mobile home screen.
• Get all your weather, traffic updates and market indicators.
• Know what’s happening in your country with our focus on South Africa news.

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What’s New

Version 7.61.2024053016

We've made some improvements to enhance your reading journey. We'd love to hear from you so please take a moment to rate us or leave a review.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

Oreo007a ,

Scrolling issues on new app version

Overall your new app looks great. Every so often, when opening an article, it only scrolls down to a certain point and then no further.
I’m running latest iOS.

I also like to listen to music or listen to podcasts while scrolling through the news or social media. Your app does not allow for that. Every time a video add comes along, it stops the sound. You would greatly improve user experience if you change that. I do understand that ads are part of the package, but most other platforms have video ads that do not interrupt music or podcasts.

Jasper's gear ,

IOS frustrating video glitch

Thanks for listening!! I updated a few days ago and the annoying video autoplay was gone... But then stepped in the “interaction freeze” which required a force quit and restart to solve...

I’ve just updated again and this seems to be solved now...

If I can make a suggestion though,
Please bring in the “spinning wheel” to show something is being loaded... from selecting the article to actual display on some articles takes between 5-10 seconds..

It would be nice to show that something is happening while you wait for a blank screen to pop up with what it is you want to see!!

I’m upping this to 3 stars for the effort you guys put in.

Once fixed I’ll test and take it up again to 5 stars!!


I run a iPhone X and I’m really frustrated...
Please please please solve the video glitch!!!

When an article is opened and there is a video linked in the article body or the advertising block then the video panel automatically opens up and try as you like you cannot close it.

Sometimes if you turn the phone landscape then it will close and take you back to the article!

This is most annoying because most of the time I have to force quit the app and restart it then go back to the article with the hope that I can actually get to read the article!

Developer Response ,

Hi there, Sorry about that! The video-related pop-up issue has been resolved. Best regards, The News24 Team

BenSheard ,

Ads are Incredibly Frustrating

I was very happy to take out a subscription are support journalism and News24 which I’ve been reading for free for years. However, I completely understand that ads are needed to support view viewing. But I would have thought that paying subscribing would be freed from the relentless ads in articles. I find myself inadvertently touching ads which then take me to their website, that I end up just giving up and stopping reading. I’m at the point where I may just give up my subscription. The ads in articles are way over the top; there is a huge ad almost every paragraph. I would quite honestly rather pay slightly more each month to have all ads removed, although this shouldn’t be necessary with a paying subscription. The ads do absolutely nothing for me except to detract from the experience.

Developer Response ,

Hi BenSheard ,

So sorry to hear about your annoyance! We currently had an update, please update your app to v7.1.5778. In order to bring you the great journalism you’ve become accustomed to, we rely on multiple streams of income including advertising. Your subscription goes a long way in ensuring this and we hope that you will continue to enjoy our content.

Best regards,
The News24 Team

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