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What are SowetanLIVE, the Sowetan and Sunday World?
SowetanLIVE is the website of the Sowetan, the English-language South African daily newspaper that started in 1981 as a liberation struggle publication.
Sunday World is a weekly tabloid-format newspaper with an editorial focus that reflects the world of the young, aspirational black consumer.
All SowetanLIVE and Sunday World online content is free to read, but readers should register (quick and free) to comment on articles or subscribe to our range of newsletters. (Already registered on BusinessLIVE or TimesLIVE? Sign in with the same details.)
How do I register on the SowetanLIVE or Sunday World website?
It’s free, quick and easy. Click on the “Register” button at the top of the website and follow the instructions. First you'll receive a short email to verify your email address – it's important to click on the link in that email. At the end of the registration process, you’ll receive a second email to welcome you to SowetanLIVE (including Sunday World).
On your mobile phone, click on the menu bar at the top right and you’ll see the “Sign in” and “Register” options.
Why should I register on SowetanLIVE or Sunday World?
Registration is free. Once you’ve registered, you can comment on our articles and sign up for any from a range of useful email newsletters. You can also then manage your own newsletter subscriptions.
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”.
When you sign in on TimesLIVE or the Sunday Times or on our BusinessLIVE website (which includes Business Day, the Financial Mail and the Rand Daily Mail), you’ll automatically be signed in on SowetanLIVE and Sunday World too.
I can't register or log in. Who do I contact?
Contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 123 600 or email@example.com. 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 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, and that you’ve got the correct password (see below how to reset your password).
No luck? Contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 123 600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to change my password. What do I do?
First, sign out of SowetanLIVE or Sunday World. Then sign on again but when you’re prompted to enter your details, click on “Forgot your password?” and we’ll send you an email with a link that will allow you to enter a new one.
How do I subscribe to the Sowetan or Sunday World print edition?
Contact our call centre at Tel: 0860 123 600 or email@example.com.
Why should I subscribe to these newspapers?
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 Sowetan or Sunday World subscription, and your support means we’re able to keep bringing you South Africa’s best news, entertainment and lifestyle reporting.
Got other burning questions about subscriptions?
How do I change my name, surname or email address on the SowetanLIVE or Sunday World 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.
How do reader comments on SowetanLIVE/Sunday World articles work?
Readers who have registered and signed in on SowetanLIVE (and therefore Sunday World) 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 SowetanLIVE 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 SowetanLIVE and Sunday World comment moderation policy.
What are cookies and why do I need them to use SowetanLIVE and Sunday World?
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 SowetanLIVE and Sunday World 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.