Thursday, December 12 2019

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Sabotage only part of Eskom’s ‘perfect storm’

FREE TO READ | Power lost to tampering was restored before wet coal and fleet calamities struck, says utility

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Dear Cyril, here’s how to be a load-shed leader

FREE TO READ | Fed-up South Africans desperately need strong leaders to at least make the right noises

4 min read
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So you survived Jaws’ bite - now beware its vrot teeth

Local scientists explore what’s lurking in the oral cavities of great white sharks to improve antibiotics

Tanya Farber
Journalist
2 min read

Historic ruling: no gang-rape loophole for those in the loop

The Concourt finally clarifies on accomplices who don’t commit the physical act of penetration

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Homeless set for showdown with ‘abusive’ Cape officials

FREE TO READ | Six street dwellers and the city are to meet in court over ‘cruel and inhumane’ by-laws

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
7 min read

Wine farm might be guilty of discrimination, but equality court can’t judge

Workers say Grabouw estate’s single-sex hostels smack of double standards, but judge says it’s a matter for the CCMA

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
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

Sport FREE

Cricket SA: Graeme Smith’s to-do list

Messes the former Proteas captain needs to fix

3 min read

BULL’S EYE: Home is where the heartburn is

It may be big election day in Britain, but here in SA we’ve got plenty of other things to worry about

Jeremy Thomas
Journalist
4 min read

Straight actors can’t go gay for play? That’s absolutely not fabulous

Never mind that for centuries gay actors have played straight parts, while gay singers sang about straight love

By Celia Walden
4 min read

Sequins of events: Why shiny things make you look younger

Add some shimmer to your outfit and light to your life

By Lisa Armstrong
2 min read

Don’t lose face: Four ways to make your makeup last longer

Keep looking picture perfect in the summer heat

By Nokubonga Thusi
1 min read

Blasts from the past: Adams takes 6/55 but SA still lose

Today in SA sports history: December 12

By David Isaacson
1 min read

Times Select will be in digest form through the festive season until December 20.