Die Burger - History

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On December 18, 1914, sixteen prominent Afrikaners gathered in Stellenbosch to discuss the establishment of a national newspaper. With considerable financial support from local philanthropists Jannie and Christiaan Marais, the project soon got off the ground with the founding of de Nasionale Pers ("the National Press") and the selection of Dr. D.F. Malan as editor of its daily paper, Die Burger ("The Citizen"). The first issue was published on July 26, 1915.

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