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About the Naspers Centre

The Naspers building boasts some of the most beautiful views of Table Mountain, the city centre, the harbour and surrounds.

The Naspers Centre (formerly known as the Sanlam Centre) was completed in 1962. At the time of completion, it was the tallest building in Africa, 93 metres high and double the size of the surrounding buildings. The building is on a site reclaimed from the sea and was designed to withstand winds of 200km/h and torrential rain of 40mm per hour.

Naspers moved into the building in 1980 and the chairperson of Nasionale Pers (as Naspers was known at the time), Prof Piet Cillié, said about the building: “We are getting a proud building at the Portal of Africa”.

Today, the building is the Head Office of Media24 and home to many of South Africa’s leading newspapers, magazines and digital operations.

The building boasts some of the most panoramic views of Table Mountain, the city centre, the harbour and surrounds. These city perspectives are a source of inspiration for people working in, and visitors to, the building.

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