is a South African online newspaper
that started as The Times
daily newspaper. The Times
print version was an offshoot of Sunday Times
, to whose subscribers it was delivered gratis; non-subscribers paid R2.50 per edition in the early years. It is owned by Arena Holdings since November 2019 and is the second-largest news website in South Africa
Logo of the newspaper in 2008
of South Africa was a daily printed newspaper that was delivered free to 137,054 (according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations statistics) Sunday Times
subscribers five days a week. Tabloid in size, it was South Africa's first totally interactive newspaper, published in tandem with the TimesLIVE website.
In The Times's
newsroom, reporters worked alongside multimedia producers and photographers to produce content for the newspaper and the website. The Times
was also available for purchase at a cover price of R4.00 in limited quantities, later at R5.50. The last editor of The Times
was Andrew Trench.
In November 2017 The Times's
owner, Tiso Blackstar Group, announced its intention to shut down the print version of the paper.
It was replaced with a premium digital-only daily edition, Times Select, in early 2018, while TimesLIVE would continue to supply free content.
The TimesLIVE website publishes free breaking news, sport, entertainment and more, as well as video, audio and photo stories. It also hosts all Times Select, Sunday Times and TshisaLIVE digital content. In 2019, Arena Holdings acquired all the media assets of Tiso Blackstar for R1.05 billon.
Motor Mania (came out on a Friday)
- ^ "TimesLIVE". www.timeslive.co.za. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
- ^ "The Times is dead. Long live The Times". Retrieved 27 September 2018.
- ^ "Times Select launches paywall and smart new app". Retrieved 7 November 2018.
- ^ "It's official: Arena Holdings is the new owner of Sunday Times, Business Day, Sowetan". Retrieved 10 September 2020.
- ^ a b "ABC Q4 Presentation". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
- ^ a b c "ABC Analysis Q1 2015: The biggest-circulating newspapers in South Africa •". 8 May 2015.
- ^ SAARF AMPS (Industry Presentations)
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