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.[3]

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)[4]

Distribution areas

Eastern CapeYY
Free StateYY
Kwa-Zulu NatalYY
North WestYY
Northern CapeY
Western CapeYY

Distribution figures

Net Sales
Oct - Dec 2015100 360[6]
Jun - Aug 2015109 480[6]
Jan - Mar 2015140 647[7]
Jan - Mar 2015140 647[7]
Jan - Mar 2014142 603[7]
Oct - Dec 2012146 956
Jul - Sep 2012140 078
Apr - Jun 2012142 383
Jan - Mar 2012142 111

Readership figures

Estimated Readership[8][9]
January – 12 December 2012287 000
July 2011 – June 2012342 000


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