Friday, December 20 2019

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

This is what the Kusile four allegedly did to help ruin Eskom

Former execs and two businessmen in dock for 'apparent gross manipulation of contractual agreements'

By Claudi Mailovich and Naledi Shange
3 min read

Fees Must Fall activist may be out of jail before Christmas

However, Kanya Cekeshe won't be giving up the legal fight against his conviction, says his lawyer

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
2 min read

May your 2020 be full of tenders’ loving care

May you be as unstoppable as Bathabile Dlamini and as confident as Brian Molefe

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Estate agents board told to shape up or face the axe

Minister's tongue lashing follows embattled CEO’s accusation that a board member staged a staff revolt

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
3 min read

Who takes the throne? Xhosa royals to clear the heir

The royal family is still deliberating on who should rule the nation

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
2 min read

Get your new year chills on with Lewis’s Antarctic plunge

Polar plunger is looking for ‘young guns’ to help him train for his most daring swim yet

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Breast milk bank fears it’ll run out as donors join holiday rush

With a drop in donor inquiries of up to 35% at this time of year, the bank says premature babies are at highest risk

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

Ideas FREE

Mechanic’s novel isn’t a write-off till he says so

Just before Christmas, a young man submitted a manuscript. It was the beginning of a remarkable story

4 min read

Did a bit of trumpery put a spell on U-haters?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Mary Jane, MeToo, Musk and Mandela: the decade of the lost and found

From social media and vaping to stalwarts and icons gone too soon, this is the past 10 years in culture

By Tymon Smith
8 min read
Ideas FREE

They wrote it this week: It was no coke when Lennon went to Jagger’s party

Extracts from diaries and letters written between December 23 and January 4

Robin Crouch
Journalist
15 min read

What all the critics’ kids are watching these holidays

100% mega-brilliant kids’ shows that grownups will love too

By Kevin Kriedemann
7 min read

Blast from the past: UK tour woes deepen for Boks

Today in SA sports history: December 20

By David Isaacson
1 min read

The next Times Select will be January 6.