About us

Arena Holdings is one of Africa’s largest English-language news publishers in print (titles include Sunday Times, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Sowetan and Daily Dispatch) and online (titles include TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE, BusinessLIVE, DispatchLIVE, HeraldLIVE amongst others). The company broadcasts on DStv (via Business Day TV, Ignition and The Home Channel) and owns a number of B2B and B2C magazines as well as an events division, amongst others.

Through our Arena Academy we are proud to uphold Arena Holdings’ Mission to build dynamic content platforms for quality engagements.

Connecting people to thrive

Building dynamic content platforms for quality engagements

Our Services

To make a meaningful and sustainable contribution to the improvement of the education system in South Africa.

Testimonials from Arena Bursary Winners 2022:

Jude Lewis

“ I chose Marketing Management because I love structure, routine and creativity. It allows me the best of both worlds. It’s the theoretical side of understanding and practicing marketing whilst also having to think creatively and out the box while also challenging my mind to explore different ways of understanding context.”

Cecilia Motlhamme

“I chose Media Studies to fulfil my ambitions and aspirations. I have always loved media, I have always wanted to do Television and Journalism, but due to lack of funds I had to look around for financial assistance. I finally found Arena Holding’s bursary application and I’m happy to say I am closer to my dreams.”

Darian Beukes

“ I’ve always been fascinated by social media, and I’ve wanted to do something along those lines for a long time. By doing this B Com I can go into social media, or I can become a marketing manager of some company.”

Charity Sephula

“It was one of my goals to carry on learning in 2022, but due to financial problems at home it was never going to happen. I wouldn’t be learning today if I had not won this bursary. I am grateful to have Arena and Boston on my side because now l am looking forward to my success in life.”