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10 Free Classified Sites In South Africa

Free classified sites to post ads in South Africa

In what seems like a distant memory South Africans all over the nation would turn their eyes to local, regional and even national newspapers to advertise their goods and services or even the odd item they would like to get rid of for some quick cash.

Classified ads are still around but the move to digital has seen a number of local sites which allow users to register and create a free ad hoping to get a buyer.

These peer to peer marketplaces may have been filled with personal ads but businesses have seen it as an opportunity to piggyback off of the traffic and classified sites have become a viable promotional tool for many local SMEs.

If you want to make sure you maximise the reach with free ads online then listing your offerings on various classified sites is a great place to get started.

In South Africa, there are a number of free classified ad sites that allow you to post free listings and in a bid to help you find them we've put together a comprehensive list of these sites and what they offer its users.

1. nichemarket

nichemarket is one of South Africa's fastest-growing entrepreneur marketplace where SME's can promote their goods and services online for free. nichemarket ads are NOT for the individual looking to sell goods or services but are specifically designed for small businesses. You will need to have an approved business listing on our site and you will be able to create three free ads to run for an entire month. Ads can be placed across 8 promotion categories types

2. Gumtree

Gumtree is one of South Africa's most popular online classified sites with a wide range of categories and offers users free ad space along with ad promotions to improve visibility.

Visit Gumtree

3. OLX

OLX is one of South Africa's most popular online classified sites and has a wide range of advertising categories which it supports. You can post free ads on OLX which taps into their large following of daily bargain hunters and local consumers looking for a good deal.

Visit OLX

4. Classified Ads

Classified Ads has been around for some time now and commands a wide range of categories and has regular ads for cars, jobs, real estate, and everything else. Find what you are looking for or create your own ad for free!

Visit Classified Ads

5. Free Classified

Free Classified is a public ad site that offers free classifieds in South Africa. Post personal ad free online, selection of advertisement local free ads. List free classifieds ads or buy and sell cars, property, find jobs.

Visit Free Classified

6. Ad Monkey

AdMonkey is a newly launched site that offers Classifieds ads and is a free classified ads platform, designed to easily buy, sell, rent, auction, and promote goods and services in South Africa.

Visit Ad Monkey

7. Ads Africa

Ads Africa has been hovering around the local internet for some time now and heavily focuses on vehicle listings, however, it does offer ads in 7 other major categories.

Visit Ads Africa

8. SA Classifieds

SA-Classifieds is South African classified ads website which allows users to post your Ads for free on SA-Classifieds as well as buying ad space!

Visit SA Classifieds

9. Classified Posts

Classified Posts is a local site that allows users to post free ads into 8 major categories and has listings across all 9 provinces.

Visit Classified Posts

10. Junk Mail

Junk Mail offers a free classifieds platform where you can find a range of new and used goods for sale in South Africa.

Visit Junk Mail

Tell us your advertising story

Have you struggled to sell products or services using classified sites? Are there any sites you feel should be added to the list? How have you been using them? Share your tips with us in the comments section below.

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Are you looking to promote your business?

South African Business owners can create your free business listing on nichemarket. The more information you provide about your business, the easier it will be for your customers to find you online. Registering with nichemarket is easy; all you will need to do is head over to our sign up form and follow the instructions.

If you require a more detailed guide on how to create your profile or your listing, then we highly recommend you check out the following articles. 

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