Wednesday, December 11 2019

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Cyril, Eskom talk as two years of blackouts loom

President cuts short Egypt trip to be briefed by utility bosses on plans to resolve the electricity crisis

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
4 min read

Has Mantashe seen the light on non-Eskom energy?

Energy minister at last says he’s going to look into cutting the red tape around alternative power sources

Carol Paton
Writer at large
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Losing your shed over Eskom? Just make like Jabu

FREE TO READ | This is the secret to the Eskom chief’s positivity and never-say-die attitude

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Flood victims battle to keep their heads above water

Survivors of the floods that hit Centurion after heavy rains speak about their loss

3 min read

Families hail arrest warrant for Joburg paediatric surgeon

Peter Beale and anaesthetist Abdulhay Munshi to answer charge of culpable homicide for 10-year-old boy’s death

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read

Don’t even bother, Mmusi. Your ‘people’s dialogue’ will be a flop

Maimane and Mashaba’s new project is the latest of many such attempts in SA. None of them have succeeded

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 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

To baldly go … SA men give chiskop the chop

Thanks to state-of-the-art techniques there’s an upsurge in black men joining the renewed quest for a full head of hair

4 min read

Jingle hells: How to cope with 2019’s Grinches

A simple guide on what to do when your festivities are invaded by a vegan, or a non-binary, or an eco-warrior

By Michael Hogan
4 min read

Cheer madness: if you can’t stop at five G&Ts, try a drinking coach

Battered by a hangover, I turned to a pro to learn how to enjoy myself without the excruciating morning-after

By Sharon Walker
10 min read

Age against the machine: Why older is better

In a world obsessed with youth, it’s good that things such as wine and meat get better with time

By Steve Steinfeld
1 min read

Gin and bear it: Inverroche joins up with Charlize Theron

Unique taste of fynbos gin tickles the fancy of the US

By Michelle Barnard
1 min read

Blasts from the past: Mpush stays champ after Scots brawl

Today in SA sports history: December 11

David Isaacson
Journalist
1 min read

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