SowetanLIVE, published by Arena Holdings (formerly Tiso Blackstar Group) in Johannesburg, is the website of the Sowetan, the English-language South African daily newspaper that started in 1981 as a liberation struggle publication and which serves a proudly South African readership who have earned the right to be in the know and on the move. Nwabisa Makunga is the editor of the newspaper.
The website carries content from the print edition of the Sowetan along with unique online-only content throughout the day, all week long – general and political news; entertainment and celebrities; soccer and other sport; and much more. It is one of South Africa's largest online news publications, with a highly engaged audience of more than 1.5-million readers per month.
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Until August 2019, the SowetanLIVE website also published content from the weekly celebrity news and gossip tabloid Sunday World. Tiso Blackstar Group (now Arena Holdings) sold the Sunday World newspaper in mid-2019 to Fundudzi Media, though the SowetanLIVE web archive still contains all Sunday World content up to August 31 2019.