The biggest challenge of any business is getting the word out, one way to get the ball rolling is with free online classified advertising. The same applies if you are trying to sell or promote something. Here is a list of sites where you can place free classified advertisments for South Africa.
UPDATED SEPT 2015
Free general classifieds
gumtree: Gumtree is the biggest website for local community classifieds. Ads are grouped by city.
junkmail: Junkmail has everything for sale, to swop, to rent and stuff for free.
alltheweb: Free ads..
adoos: Free ads for both individuals and businesses.
vottle: The Vottle project allows you to network online, to buy and sell goods and seek out other like-minded people.
olx: Free online classifieds
locanto: Free South Africa classifieds site
online-classifieds: What it says
freelocalclassifiedads: Also what it says
freestuff: Free stuff site with a classifieds section
rainbowtribe: And even more free classifieds
hotad: Free classifieds
craigslist: Local spinoff of the popular U.S. community classifieds and forum – a place to find jobs, housing, goods & services, social activities, a girlfriend or boyfriend, advice, community information, and just about anything else.
sellstuff: Classifieds site
jobrapido: Find a job – rapido
Motorcars and Bikes for sale
browzit: A South African business directory, where you can create a homepage and advertise your services.
Western Cape regional ads
cbn: Cape Business Network
capetimes: The Cape Times is Cape Town’s english morning newspaper. It carries both South African and world news, as well as sport and lifestyle coverage. The business and job sections are very popular as well
(sites with links to classifed ad sites)
youpost: A gateway to sites on the Internet. Browse their resources or just try the search tool.
hotfrog: Classifieds Gateway directory