Tuesday, December 10 2019

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

SAA what? Why Gordhan’s suddenly gone soft

His Sunday Times op-ed on SAA was baffling until the intended readership became depressingly clear

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Small businesses are no match for power cuts

As stage 6 load shedding hits for the first time, firms that can’t afford pricey generators face ruin

By Belinda Pheto and Shain Germaner
2 min read
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Special needs school ‘tried to bury rape charge’

FREE TO READ | Principal allegedly warned staff to not say a word about the alleged assault on a pupil by an employee

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Ban traditional circumcision for a year, says E Cape urologist

Horrified by the deaths and by how many botched surgeries he has to try and fix, he wants radical action

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
3 min read

Postal firm’s destroyed jet engine excuse doesn’t fly with judge

US company says it wasn’t liable after SA-bound engine caught fire during transport. Judge is unimpressed

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read

Tis Durban’s season for merrymaking and beach days

The city is fully prepared for the holiday influx of visitors, who are expected to fork out about R2bn

3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE

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

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

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SA is sneezy and wheezy thanks to climate change

A national pollen and mould monitoring system has been set up in seven cities to warn sufferers

4 min read

Natural porn killers: why do men screw up writing sex scenes?

There's a good reason male writers clean up at the most dreaded literary awards with their saucy stinkers

By Rowan Pelling
4 min read

Bookmarks: Jihadi hairstyles and bonking Hemingway

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
8 min read

It takes a lot to dazzle Miami, but these five local stars did it

Design Miami was wowed by Porky Hefer’s latest pods, together with four more of Africa’s foremost creatives

By Mila Crewe-Brown
1 min read

Blast from the past: Schwarz bamboozles Aussies in 1910

Today in SA sports history: December 10

David Isaacson
Journalist
1 min read

Times Select will be in digest form through the festive season.