The Zambia Daily Mail is a Limited Company whose equity is wholly subscribed by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The Company is incorporated under the Companies Act, Cap 388 of the Laws of Zambia. The Company is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. It is one of the leading publishers of daily newspapers in Zambia.
The history of Zambia Daily Mail Limited dates back to the 1950s when it used to be called African Mail the forerunner to the Central African Mail. The name later changed to Zambia Mail after independence in 1964. It was later bought by the Zambian Government from private owners. It became a daily Newspaper in 1970 and the name changed to Zambia Daily Mail. A number of changes have since taken place. Sunday Mail and Financial Mail were introduced to widen the scope of coverage. The Financial Mail has since been phased out.
After introducing the two additional publications, Zambia Daily Mail computerized its operations in 1994 and immediately introduced an online publication.
Currently Zambia Daily Mail has invested in the modern printing equipment to enhance its colour printing. To keep in tandem with the latest technology in the newspaper industry, the company continues to update its equipment.