The Southern Times is a regional weekly newspaper for Southern Africa aimed at covering political, business, economic, cultural, artistic and sports news in the region and beyond. It seeks to tell the African story by Africans themselves. It is published by Namzim Newspapers, a 50-50 joint venture between New Era Publication Corporation of Namibia and Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) of Zimbabwe.
Launched in 2004, the newspaper is a response to the New World Information Order and seeks to balance the flow of information from the developed world to the developing countries.
The Southern Times is guided by its vision which is to be the leading publisher of Southern African regional news from an African perspective. Its mission is to provide news, feature articles, analyses, and opinion pieces from an African perspective as well as market the region’s tourism and investment opportunities.
The newspaper is guided by the core values of balanced reporting, timeless information, promotion of unity and co-operation among the peoples of the SADC region, and reporting the truth.