Naspers is a global platform operator with principal operations in:

  • internet services, especially ecommerce (i.e. classifieds, online retail, marketplaces, online comparison shopping, payments and online services);
  • pay television (direct-to-home satellite services, digital terrestrial television services and online services); and
  • print media.

Founded in 1915, our primary listing is on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa. Listed since 1994, we have grown to be part of the Top 10 index over the past number of years. We also have a Level I American Depository Receipt programme (ADR programme) listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and trade on an over-the-counter (OTC) basis. International investors account for around 50% of our shareholder base.

As a broad-based, multinational media group, we provide services in more than 120 countries. We believe this wide spread of operations reduces the risk and exposure to any country, currency, business model or technology.

We operate mainly in markets with strong growth potential. These include Africa, China, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, India, South-east Asia and the Middle East. Most of our businesses are market leaders in their sectors.

Wherever we operate, we ensure that we comply with all international, national and local legislation and regulations. In South Africa we comply  with the spirit and letter of the country’s Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) requirements.

Our strengths

Our strength lies in our local approach (valuing local language and culture), our entrepreneurial spirit and the quality of our people. Over the years we have built a successful track record of identifying trends early, adapting them for the markets in which we operate and the leveraging of them to our advantage.

Our expertise lies in ecommerce, connecting people, distributing media products, creating some of our own media content and encouraging our users to do the same. We also sell advertising and manage paying subscribers.

Looking ahead

We will continue to focus on internet (specifically ecommerce) and pay television (digital terrestrial television, online) to create value for our shareholders over the medium to longer term.

While we plan to expand our business mainly through organic growth, we are also likely to strengthen our position through appropriate acquisitions, subject to strict and robust evaluation processes.