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Selected stories and analysis from the Sowetan newspaper will now be available exclusively to our registered readers only.

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We will continue to offer a range of quality content with no registration required, but this step allows us to give our exclusive, in-depth and insightful reporting and compelling analysis from your favourite award-winning journalists the treatment it deserves.

You can also download the SowetanLIVE app free of charge from the Apple App Store, the Huawei AppGallery or the Google Play store

How do I register on the SowetanLIVE website?

Click here to register now (it's quick and free) to access all content, comment on articles or subscribe to our range of newsletters. Follow the instructions to provide your email address, name, surname and password. You’ll then receive an email to welcome you to SowetanLIVE.

We will also send you a short email with a link to click to verify your email address. If you have not yet verified your address, we'll remind you of that later.

How do I sign in and out on the website?

Click here to sign in. Once you’ve signed in, your name and surname will appear at the top of the site. To sign out, click here. 

You can also use your SowetanLIVE details to sign in on our BusinessLIVE website (which includes Business Day and the Financial Mail), TimesLIVE and other websites in the group, though any paid subscription applies only to the websites included in your package.

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How do I subscribe to the Sowetan print edition?                              

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Why should I subscribe to the newspaper?

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 subscription, and your support means we’re able to keep bringing you SA’s best news, entertainment and lifestyle reporting.

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