About TimesLIVE, Times Select and the Sunday Times


TimesLIVE – South Africa's second-biggest news website, published by Tiso Blackstar Group – is the home of the group's Sunday Times newspaper and daily Times digital newsroom, providing breaking news, analysis, sport, entertainment and lifestyle seven days a week. It is edited by Kate Henry.

Our website has a responsive design, making it easy to read on mobile devices. We offer quality reporting throughout the day, breaking the news with stories, email newsletters, and multimedia.

All TimesLIVE content is free to read, except for most articles in the Sunday Times website housed within TimesLIVE, which is reserved for subscribers.

Readers who register on the TimesLIVE or Sunday Times website – it's quick and free – can comment on selected articles and subscribe to a range of email newsletters.

Readers who subscribe to the Sunday Times have access to all premium Sunday Times content online, which includes in-depth investigative reporting, news, analysis and the best of our columnists, as well as lifestyle, sport and entertainment. There are several subscription packages to choose from, including a day pass for 24 hours' access.

Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is South Africa's biggest Sunday newspaper. It is distributed all over South Africa and in neighbouring countries such as Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland.

First published on February 4 1906, the Paper for the People has become an institution in South Africa and an essential weekend read throughout the country. It has earned a reputation for producing hard-hitting, relevant, independent, well-written and authoritative news, particularly on the political front.

Known for its in-depth investigative journalism, the Sunday Times covers all major national and international news, and publishes influential columnists, analysis, lifestyle content, sport and entertainment. Based in Parktown, Johannesburg, it is edited by Bongani Siqoko and published by Tiso Blackstar Group.

View our Sunday Times subscription options.

Times Select

The daily print edition of The Times – distributed to Sunday Times subscribers and available in selected shops – is no longer available in print. Instead, readers will be able to find the same breaking news, opinion, analysis and commentary from leading writers in a new digital daily edition called Times Select.

This new edition, edited by Andrew Trench and published on TimesLIVE once a day, will bring together curated news, premium journalism and opinion from our existing Times commentators.

Times Select will appear online in addition to all the usual free news you've come to enjoy on TimesLIVE all day and the weekly digital update of the Sunday Times for subscribers.

Sunday Times subscribers will be able to access Times Select at no charge, but Times Select will also be available as a standalone digital subscription.


TshisaLIVE, the digital identity of the TimesLIVE entertainment section, is Mzansi’s number-one entertainment news destination. Breaking news, in-depth interviews and all the inside goss – if it’s not on Tshisa, it didn’t happen. It is edited by Jessica Levitt.