I have gathered the details of a few South African poetry magazines for reference. Please let me know if you spot information here that is out of date. This list is quite old.
Small independent poetry publisher with an occasional magazine. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Postal address: Postnet Suite 136, Private Bag X2600, Houghton, South Africa.
UPDATE: Carapace is now closed. See carapacepoetry.co.za.
A quarterly, international(ist) revue of new writing and imaging on African arts cultures, politics. “We seek unconventional essays, memoirs, reviews, poetry, short stories and forms not listed here (and nowhere else) in all South African languages plus French and Portuguese.” Website: www.chimurenga.co.za. Postal address: Chimurenga Magazine, PO.Box 15117, Vlaeberg, 8016, South Africa.
Literary magazine. Website link. Postal address: c/o ISEA, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa.
Founded in 1960 as Contrast, it has published many of South Africa’s most distinguished writers and is indexed by the MLA international bibliography. Website: www.newcontrast.net. Postal address: New Contrast, PO Box 44844, Claremont, 7735, Cape Town, South Africa.
Poetry International – South Africa
Online poetry magazine representing a range of South African poetry. Poetry International is not open to submissions, they select poets who are establishing and have established themselves in South African poetry. Nonetheless, it’s a great place to find, read and learn from leading South African poets. Website link.
If any of these details are incorrect, please let me know.