Saturday, February 16 2019

The Eclectic Weekend


Grid and bear it: a survival guide to a total power shutdown

Heed these day-to-day tips as you ride out the 10 dark and dangerous days it will take to power up SA again

Tom Eaton
4 min read

Shed hits the fan: Why Eskom won’t live past April

MPs given a grim picture of a poorly managed, debt-riddled power utility that has been brought to its knees

4 min read

SA’s miners could have fixed Eskom problems 10 years ago

But talks with the government about setting up independent power producers went nowhere

By Allan Seccombe
1 min read

Axe hovers over Eskom: here are the problems and ways to fix them

As Ramaphosa vows unbundling will go ahead, we analyse the sorry state of the utility, and a few solutions

By By Qaanitah Hunter and Reuters
6 min read

Slain university ‘fighter’ lived and died in red

Family and colleagues pay tribute to student who was shot during a clash with security guards last week

3 min read

So, Ajay Gupta can return to SA, but will he appear before Zondo?

With his arrest warrant having been cancelled, his lawyers remain noncommittal on his plans

Karyn Maughan
2 min read

‘Go deaf or die’: No one should face such a choice, says TB survivor

Phumeza Tisile joins fight against drugs giant J&J to make safer treatment affordable and accessible

4 min read

Land reform: Here are the 3 plans Cyril’s experts are considering

From the pro-market to the 'radical', the models do converge on the idea that it must be led by demand

Tanya Farber
4 min read

It’s official: If it’s easy to eat, it’s going to kill you

Ultra-processed foods have now been been scientifically linked to early death

By Laura Donnelly
3 min read

It’s a snor-fest no more – ditch that beard, the tache is back

From handlebar to pencil, the moustache is finally starting to overshadow the beard

By Mark Cook
3 min read

From the jaws of a croc: attack survivor finishes Midmar Mile

For 72-year-old Peter Knottenbelt, the swim was proof that he'd finally fought off the croc that attacked him

Matthew Savides
News editor
5 min read

Well done, old friend: Nasa says farewell to plucky Mars rover

As scientists about to pull the plug on Opportunity, they reflect on its great achievements

3 min read



Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

1 min read

Today's quick crossword

How fast can you get it done?

1 min read