About Times Select


About Times Select

The last print edition of The Times newspaper appeared on December 15 2017. We wanted to replace the printed paper with a digital equivalent to fill the gap – and so Times Select was born.

Times Select, published by Arena Holdings, is South Africa’s first digital daily edition, put together by an expert editorial team to tell you what you need to know and why it matters – all in a convenient 20-minute read.

It retains The Times's sassy tone, which readers loved, and gives you a sharply edited view of the news of the day – South African news exclusive to Times Select as well as a selection of other important or interesting national, business, lifestyle, sport and world news (and, of course, daily interactive crosswords, both quick and cryptic).

The top columnists and writers from the former print edition are now available exclusively for Times Select readers: Justice Malala, Ranjeni Munusamy, Tom Eaton, Jonathan Jansen, Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Tony Leon, Wendy Knowler, Andile Ndlovu and more.

When is Times Select published?

A new edition of Times Select is online daily from Monday to Friday at 5am. Readers can also sign up for a morning newsletter delivered via email or download the Times Select app from the Google Play store and Apple's App Store.

Who can read Times Select?

When you register on Times Select, you can comment on free articles and subscribe to our email newsletter, send out at 5am daily. If you've already registered on TimesLIVE, BusinessLIVE or SowetanLIVE, sign in with the same details.

However, most of the content on Times Select is reserved for our subscribers. View the subscription options or have a look at our FAQs page. Sunday Times subscribers enjoy free access to Times Select.

How is Times Select different from TimesLIVE?

Unlike news sites that produce a constant stream of breaking news, Times Select cuts through the noise for readers who are overloaded with information or too busy to spend their lives glued to a screen.

TimesLIVE publishes a wide range of free news 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while Times Select is an unmissable once-a-day snapshot of essential news.