FAQs: TimesLIVE and the Sunday Times
We answer your questions about TimesLIVE and the Sunday Times
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What are TimesLIVE, TshisaLIVE, Times Select and the Sunday Times?
- The Sunday Times is South Africa’s top-selling Sunday paper, with exclusive and in-depth coverage of general news, politics, lifestyle and much more.
- The daily print edition of The Times closed in December 2017. Now readers can find the same news, opinion, analysis and commentary from leading writers in a digital daily edition called Times Select. This edition, published once a day and available to subscribers only, brings together expertly curated news, premium journalism and opinion on its website. The Times Select app is available on the Google Play store, the Huawei AppGallery and Apple's App Store.
- The TimesLIVE website – South Africa’s second-biggest news website – includes a devoted section for the Sunday Times website and Times Select, and publishes content from these two publications along with digital-first breaking news, opinions and analysis throughout the day, seven days a week. The TimesLIVE app (which includes the Sunday Times) is available on the Google Play store, the Huawei AppGallery and Apple's App Store.
- TshisaLIVE is the title of the TimesLIVE entertainment section, which includes South Africa’s hottest celebrity news and gossip.
All TimesLIVE content is free to read, but most of the Sunday Times and Times Select is reserved for subscribers.
How do I register on TimesLIVE?
Registration is free, quick and easy. Once you’ve registered, you can comment on our articles and sign up for a range of useful email newsletters. You can also then manage your own newsletter subscriptions.
Click here to register, then follow the instructions to provide your email address, name, surname and password. You’ll then receive an email to welcome you to TimesLIVE (including the Sunday Times).
We will also send you a short email with a link to click to verify your email address. If you have not yet verified your address, we'll remind you of that later.
How do I subscribe to the Sunday Times digitally?
You'll be asked to register on the site (if you haven't done so before) or to sign in, and thereafter you'll be able to pay for your subscription.
Great journalism is expensive to produce. While newspaper publishers depend heavily on advertising revenue, that is not enough to let us bring you all the trustworthy, quality reporting you need. We’ve worked hard to give you lots of value through a Sunday Times subscription, and your support means we’re able to keep bringing you SA’s best news, business and lifestyle reporting and investigative journalism.
How do I sign in and out on these websites?
To sign in, click on the “Sign in” button at the top of the website and enter your details. Once you’ve signed in, your name and surname will appear at the top of the site. To log out, click on the “Sign out” button at the top of the site.
If you’re on your mobile phone, click on the menu bar at the top right and choose the “Sign in” option at the top of the list that appears. To sign out, click on the menu bar again and click on “Sign out”.
You can also use your TimesLIVE or Sunday Times details to sign in on our BusinessLIVE website (which includes Business Day and the Financial Mail), SowetanLIVE and other websites in the group, though any paid subscription applies only to the websites included in your package.
I can't register, subscribe or sign in. Who do I contact?
Contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The best time to call is 6am–3.30pm SA time (GMT +2) from Monday to Friday or from 7am to 12pm on Sundays.
I have registered or subscribed but now I can’t sign in. What do I do?
Check that you’re entering the same email address that you used to register or subscribe, and that you’ve got the correct password (see below how to reset your password).
No luck? Contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or email@example.com.
I want to change my password. What do I do?
I already subscribe to the print edition of the Sunday Times. Do I get free access to the Sunday Times website?
Yes, you do. All Sunday Times print subscribers get access to our website. (All TimesLIVE content is free to read, but most of the Sunday Times content is reserved for our subscribers.)
To gain access, please register online (see above for details) using the same email address you supplied when subscribing to the print edition. That allows us to link your subscription correctly.
If you’ve already registered online using a different email address, you can either register again with your other email address, which will automatically pick up your print subscription, or contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org to change your print subscription details to match your online registration.
Are you a corporate subscriber receiving your newspaper at the office?
Please contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or email@example.com so we can help you link your TimesLIVE/Sunday Times website account to your corporate subscription.
How do I subscribe to the Sunday Times print edition or e-edition only?
Please contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got other burning questions about subscriptions?
How do I change my name, surname or email address on the TimesLIVE or Sunday Times website?
Once you’ve registered and signed in, your name and surname will appear at the top right of the website. Hover the mouse over your name and click the “Profile” button. (On your mobile phone, click on the menu bar at the top right to find the “Profile” option.)
On your profile, you can edit your name and surname or manage your email newsletter subscriptions.
Unfortunately you cannot change your email address via your profile page. If you’re a registered user but haven’t subscribed, please sign out and register again using your new email address.
If you’ve already subscribed to the Sunday Times, please sign out and register again using your new email address. Then contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or email@example.com to connect your subscription to your new account.
How do reader comments on TimesLIVE/Sunday Times articles work?
Readers who have registered and signed in on TimesLIVE (and therefore the Sunday Times) can use the comment facility below our articles where it has been made available. These comments are managed via a reliable service called Disqus that is used on many other websites too.
Your TimesLIVE Disqus profile is created when you register on our website. It does not pick up details from any previous Disqus profiles you might have. Your name and surname will be displayed with all your comments.
By using our comments facility, you agree to the rules contained in our TimesLIVE and Sunday Times comment moderation policy.
What are cookies and why do I need them to use TimesLIVE?
Cookies are tiny, harmless files used by websites to keep track of your personal preferences and settings. Many of our services rely on such cookies to function. If you do not have cookies enabled on your browser, some of the services and settings on the TimesLIVE and Sunday Times websites might fail.
Our call centre might ask you to clear your cookies. Read how to delete cookies in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.
Email newsletters and mobile apps
How do I sign up for TimesLIVE and Sunday Times email newsletters?
When you register at no cost on the TimesLIVE website, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to receive any of our email newsletters. Once you’ve registered, you can also manage your newsletter subscriptions via your user profile – after signing in, hover over your name at the top right of the website and click on the “Profile” button.
I've signed up for a TimesLIVE or Sunday Times email newsletter but it has not arrived in my inbox. What do I do?
Check your junk mail or rejected mail folder in case your mail server rejected the newsletter. If that is what happened, try to adjust your mail settings. If you haven't received it at all, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I unsubscribe from the TimesLIVE or Sunday Times email newsletter?
Click on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter you’ve received in your inbox, or sign in on the TimesLIVE website and update your newsletter subscriptions list via your user profile – hover over your name at the top right of the website and click on the “Profile” button.
Is there a TimesLIVE or Sunday Times app?
The TimesLIVE app is free to downloadon the Google Play store, the Huawei AppGallery and Apple's App Store. It includes all the news published on TimesLIVE, free to read, as well as a Sunday Times section for subscribers.
Who are the TimesLIVE and Sunday Times online editorial staff?
Do these websites have RSS feeds?
We have a range of RSS feeds for our websites and individual sections. Get the full list here.
How do I submit a press release or story suggestion?
Email your press release or story idea to the Sunday Times at email@example.com or to The Times (digital) at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will then be evaluated by our news desk. (We don’t publish press releases but they are considered for use in news reports or features.)
How do I report an error on the TimesLIVE or Sunday Times website?
Let us know if you spot any errors, big or small, so that we can correct them. Email email@example.com with a link to the article and explain the problem clearly and concisely.