Friday, December 13 2019

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Corruption probe: Mkhwebane lets top politicians off the hook

Protector says there’s a ‘rationale’ behind closing the probes into Muthambi, Joemat-Petterson and Mbete

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
3 min read

Daughter’s terror as killers force her to drag her dad’s corpse

Family, neighbours left reeling after KZN home is surrounded and riddled with bullets, leaving  six dead

2 min read
Ideas FREE

All this talk of sabotage and we’re still in the dark

FREE TO READ | When Cyril Ramaphosa broke the treasonous news to us, it sounded like pure fiction

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Cash registers ka-ching during load-shedding

South Africans are ramping up on weather and energy supplies following rolling power cuts and rainy weather

By Lwandile Bhengu, Nivashni Nair and Suthentira Govender
3 min read

Ketamine shortage is a ‘grave concern’, say medics

The shortage of the triple-whammy wonder drug has left doctors frustrated

3 min read
News FREE

Proudly SA, despite shards of social glass all over

FREE TO READ | Reconciliation Barometer shows national unity strong as ever, but belies ongoing issues

Tanya Farber
Journalist
4 min read

Court gives RAF vet klap after accident victim underpaid

Fund made to shell out double after woman had to approach the high court to get a proper compensation

Shain Germaner
Journalist
2 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

Ideas FREE

Don’t want Christmas to be a turkey? Stay at home

FREE TO READ | And if you have to eat some bizarre concoction that your host thinks suitable for December 25, be kind

4 min read

If only keyboard pests exploded like dwoblins

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Boars’ heads and bustards: the unsavoury history of festive foods

A US website got in a stew with its mince recipe mix-up, but it wasn't that wide of the mark

By Felicity Cloake
3 min read

Ripley effects of cinematic brilliance still felt 20 years on

Though critics sneered at the film upon release, some understood they were in the presence of greatness

By Alexander Larman
8 min read

Won’t you take us to the bioscope

The films opening in our cinemas this week

By Critics’ choice
1 min read

Blast from the past: Terror takes the world in LA

Today in SA sports history: December 13

David Isaacson
Journalist
1 min read

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