Company Overview


Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd is the oldest newspaper publisher and commercial printer in Zimbabwe, as well as being easily the largest publisher of newspapers, having dominated the industry since 1891. Zimpapers recently launched a radio station which is also taking the market by storm. Our brands can deliver an audience to advertisers in Zimbabwe and abroad. 

Through our newspapers, we deliver a well-informed audience who are opinion leaders, early adopters and heavy consumers of different brands and services. The company is the proprietor of Zimbabwe’s leading daily newspapers, The Herald, The Chronicle and the H-Metro and owns two Sunday newspapers operating in tandem with the dailies, The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News. The largest Provincial newspaper in Zimbabwe, The Manica Post, a weekly, anchors the Mutare branch. In recent decades Zimbabwe newspapers launched two newspapers in the two main indigenous languages, Kwayedza, a Shona weekly in Harare, and Umthunywa, a Ndebele weekly in Bulawayo. 

Two tabloids have also been added to the stable, which are the H-metro and B-metro.  

Under the Broadcasting Division there are four radio stations; Star FM which is a national radio station, Capitalk FM , Diamond FM for the Manicaland people and Nyaminyami FM in Kariba. 

Star FM delivers a mass market audience ranging from the young listeners, middle aged as well as old aged listenership base. We also cater for the lower and middle class who are the mainstay of the Zimbabwean economy. 

Under Television Broadcast we have Zimpapers Television Station (ZTN) which was awarded a free to air licence and will be launching soon. 

By providing a multimedia platform on which to advertise, the Zimpapers group allows each marketer to achieve their communication objectives by: 

  • Allowing you to reach your target audience. 
  • Providing different media platforms to best deliver your message. 
  • Giving you a selection of media to fit in your budget. 

Zimpapers also has in its stable, the Commercial Printing Division, which has under its wings Natprint in Harare and Typocrafers in Bulawayo. (See details under brands)


Company Profile

Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited is a listed Company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange with its main operations in the following sectors:


To be the leading integrated media, commercial printing and packaging Company in Zimbabwe and beyond.


To publish newspapers, magazines and books, produce print and packaging products as well as offering broadcasting services of the highest quality at competitive prices that add value to our stakeholders.


Core Values

To ensure the prosperity and wellbeing of Zimpapers’ Shareholders, employees and customers. In pursuit of its mission and vision, the Zimpapers Group is guided by the following core values:

The Beginning

William Ernest Fairbridge

William Ernest Fairbridge, first editor of The Herald, stands in front of the first office over 100 years ago. He published the first issue of The Mashonaland Herald and Zambesian Times, forerunner to the Rhodesia Herald, on June 27, 1891.


A history of possibilities