The Times (South Africa)

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The Times
The Times Logo
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Times Media Group
Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa
Sister newspapers The Sunday Times

The Times is a popular South African daily newspaper and an offshoot of The Sunday Times, to whose subscribers it is delivered gratis; non-subscribers pay R2.50 per edition. It is owned by Times Media Group.


The Times of South Africa is a daily paper which is delivered free to 137,054 (according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations statistics) Sunday Times subscribers five days a week. It is tabloid in size and is South Africa's first totally interactive newspaper which publishes in tandem with the website The Times has an interactive newsroom where reporters work alongside multimedia producers and photographers to produce content for the newspaper, the website and mobile phones. The Times is also available for purchase at a cover price of R4.00 in limited quantities. The editor of The Times is Ray Hartley, the first South Africa newspaper editor with a blog.[1]

The online version is called Times LIVE. It contains breaking news, sport, entertainment and opinion pieces as well as video, audio and photo stories and blogs.


  • Motor Mania (comes out on a Friday)[2]

Distribution areas

2008 2013
Eastern Cape Y Y
Free State Y Y
Gauteng Y Y
Kwa-Zulu Natal Y Y
Limpopo Y Y
Mpumalanga Y Y
North West Y Y
Northern Cape Y
Western Cape Y Y

Distribution figures

Net Sales
Oct - Dec 2015 100 360[4]
Jun - Aug 2015 109 480[4]
Jan - Mar 2015 140 647[5]
Jan - Mar 2015 140 647[5]
Jan - Mar 2014 142 603[5]
Oct - Dec 2012 146 956
Jul - Sep 2012 140 078
Apr - Jun 2012 142 383
Jan - Mar 2012 142 111

Readership figures

Estimated Readership[6][7]
January – 12 December 2012 287 000
July 2011 – June 2012 342 000


The newspaper’s physical address is 4 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196.[2]

See also


  1. "The Wild Frontier". Archived from the original on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Times Website". Retrieved 13 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Audit Bureau of Circulations (S.A)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ABC Q4 Presentation". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 29 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2
  6. SAARF AMPS (Previous Presentations)
  7. SAARF AMPS (Industry Presentations)

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