Wednesday, December 18 2019

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

I’ll prove my Mkhwebane spy claims, vows DA MP

Glynnis Breytenbach goes to Supreme Court of Appeal in bid to get the documents she says she needs to back her up

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

When SA’s all at sea, Mbalula wants a ship of fools

Zuma’s stunned mullet of a plan has landed in the minister’s lap – and unfortunately he’s running with it

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Lonely Christmas looms after court’s ‘split’ decision on siblings

Two sisters and a brother at the centre of a custody row will be separated for the first time

4 min read

Tiny dolls were once cutting-edge for trainee doctors

Researchers use micro-scan technique to reveal the secrets of manikins once used in anatomy education

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Ben Turok wore his Marxist maverick label with pride

His views often landed him in trouble with the Communist Party and the ANC

By Chris Barron
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

Christmas tree hugger’s wishlist is all plastic

The six-year-old wants to collect 300 cubic metres plastic before Christmas to try to save the turtles

2 min read

Festive fasting: how to go cold turkey on feasting

Yes, it’s possible, and you don’t have to suffer

By Maria Lally
7 min read

It’s been a blockbuster decade, but Netflix’s hot streak will end

Huge debts loom for the streaming service if it wants to compete with the newer players in the market

By James Titcomb
4 min read

For a good Claus: your festive season drinks guide

With something for everyone here, may your tables be laden with love, joy and (relative) peace

By Wade Bales
3 min read

Festive destinations for you and the kids to branch out to

Outings that are exciting for kids and adults? Sounds good to us

By Lucienne van Pul
4 min read

Blast from the past: Hash’s 208 sets Centurion record

Today in SA sports history: December 18

David Isaacson
Journalist
1 min read

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