BusinessLIVE is a national news website in South Africa, published by Tiso Blackstar Group and based in Parktown, Johannesburg. It focuses on finance and business news, analysis and insight; financial markets; and the political economy, among other topics.

Edited by Ray Hartley, it is updated continually every day with original, online-only content as well as the best articles sourced from Business Day, the Financial Mail, the Sunday Times's Business Times, the Rand Daily Mail and Business Day TV.

Also part of BusinessLIVE are the complete Business Day, Financial Mail and Rand Daily Mail websites.

Registration and subscriptions

Much of the website is free to read. Readers who register – it's quick and free – can comment on articles and subscribe to a range of email newsletters. That registration is valid across BusinessLIVE, Business Day, the Financial Mail and the Rand Daily Mail.

Readers who then subscribe to BusinessLIVE Premium from R120 per month also have access to the best of our columnists, exclusive news and analysis along with exclusive daily content from the Financial Times and a range of financial markets data and indicators from trusted data source Morningstar.

BusinessLIVE Premium Plus subscribers get all the benefits above for R349 per month along with full digital access to The Wall Street Journal and e-editions (digital replicas of the print editions) of Business Day and the Financial Mail.

View all subscription packages (including print/digital combinations)

View our subscriptions information and FAQs page

Contact us

Tel: +27 11 280 3000

Physical address: Hill on Empire, 16 Empire Road, Johannesburg

Subscriptions call centre: Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or

6am–3.30pm on weekdays (email support until 8pm; 4pm on Fridays) or 6am–2pm on weekends


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RSS feeds

We have a range of RSS feeds for our websites and individual sections. Get the full list here.

Tiso Blackstar BEE credentials

Tiso Blackstar Group (formerly Times Media) is the publisher and owner of BusinessLIVE, the Financial Mail, Business Day, Business Times, the Rand Daily Mail and Wanted Online, among others. Blackstar Holdings Group is a Level 3 contributor to broad-based black economic empowerment on the generic scorecard set out by the Department of Trade and Industry.

View our B-BBEE verification certificate.

Press Code

BusinessLIVE subscribes to the South African Press Code, which prescribes news that is truthful, accurate, fair and balanced. If we don’t live up to the code, please contact the press ombudsman:

Second floor, 7 St David’s Park, St David’s Place, Parktown, 2193
Tel: +27 11 484 3612