The Rand Daily Mail is an online newspaper published by Times Media in Johannesburg, South Africa, that brings readers a regular dose of opinion, analysis and some news related to current affairs, politics and business. Enjoy columnists and opinion writers sourced from The Times, the Sowetan, the Daily Dispatch, the Herald and the Weekend Post, along with exclusive opinion written for this website. 

The website, with a responsive design that makes it easy to read on mobile devices, is edited by Ray Hartley, the former editor of the Sunday Times and The Times and current editor of BusinessLIVE. 

More about the Rand Daily Mail and BusinessLIVE

Our website is part of BusinessLIVE, the showcase business portal bringing you the best of Business Day, the Financial Mail, the Sunday Times's Business Times, the Rand Daily Mail and Investors Monthly

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 of Business Day and the Financial Mail.

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Tel: +27 11 280 3000feedback@businesslive.co.za

Physical address: Hill on Empire, Johannesburg

Subscriptions call centre: Tel: 0860 52 52 00 or helpdesk@businesslive.co.za6am–3.30pm on weekdays (email support until 8pm; 4pm on Fridays) or 6am–2pm on weekend


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Times Media BEE credentials

Times Media (Pty) Ltd is the publisher and owner of BusinessLIVE, Financial Mail, Business Day, Business Times, Rand Daily Mail and Wanted Online, among others. The company is a Level 2 contributor to broad-based black economic empowerment on the generic scorecard set out by the Department of Trade and Industry.

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