About TimesLIVE and the Sunday Times

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TimesLIVE – South Africa's second-biggest news website, published by Arena Holdings – is the home of the group's Sunday Times newspaper and daily digital newsroom, providing breaking news, analysis, sport, entertainment and lifestyle seven days a week. Launched in September 2009, it is edited by Makhudu Sefara and Phumza Sokana, and our editor-in-chief is Sthembiso Msomi.

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.

Many articles on TimesLIVE are free to read, except for content from the weekend edition of the Sunday Times and our daily TimesLIVE Premium articles, which are reserved for our subscribers. 

Readers who register on TimesLIVE – it's quick and free – can comment on articles and subscribe to a range of email newsletters.

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

The TimesLIVE app (which includes the Sunday Times and TimesLIVE Premium) is available on the Google Play store, the Huawei AppGallery and Apple's App Store.

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 Sthembiso Msomi and published by Arena Holdings.

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TimesLIVE Premium

Apart from the content published in the Sunday Times newspaper every weekend, TimesLIVE also houses daily premium content produced by the Sunday Times newsroom: Investigations, News, Politics, Lifestyle, Features, Opinions, Business, Motoring, Photography and Sport, all under the banner of TimesLIVE Premium.

We bring our subcribers exclusive stories, analysis and in-depth journalism every hour of the day and our morning newsletter is delivered via email at 5am every weekday. 

All Sunday Times subscribers also have access to TimesLIVE Premium.

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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.

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