Monday, January 6 2020

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Black to reality ... and outages to get much worse

What we really need is even more load-shedding if Eskom is ever going to get properly fixed, says expert

By AFP, Times Select Reporters and Angela Daniels
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Healthcare flatlines but ANC just plays politics

With NHI they’re forcing people back into the corrupt state system, but they haven’t a clue how to fix it

4 min read

10 ways to avoid being ripped off in 2020

Not even the most clued-up consumers are completely safe

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
News FREE

Zondo’s back – with just two months left to finish his work

Deputy chief justice has until the end of February to complete his hearings, but sources say he’ll ask for an extension

Amil Umraw
Journalist
3 min read

Who’s on board for a double-decker bus? It’s a long queue

Ads portal Gumtree has its fair share of secondhand goods for sale, but this bus is one of its most bizarre items

2 min read

How tech is getting its teeth into the mysteries of sharks

We’re finally getting a handle on researching the apex predator, and it’s revealed the peril they are facing

Tanya Farber
Journalist
4 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

Believe it or not, Trump isn’t a warmonger

ANALYSIS | He may be managing it badly, but US president wants to withdraw from conflict in the Middle East

By Tim Stanley
4 min read

Great Kate Project: the duchess comes into her own

2019 heralded a new era for the once-shy Duchess of Cambridge. Now she’s a confident queen-in-waiting

By Eleanor Steafel
7 min read
Ideas FREE

They wrote it this week: Porn again in Victorian London

Extracts from diaries and letters written between January 6 and January 12

Robin Crouch
Journalist
6 min read

Electric cars are here, and the rental sector must plug in or lose out

The global trend of vehicle use over ownership will hit SA big time, and we can all cash in, says an expert

By David Furlonger
2 min read

Could I interest you in some intense boredom?

In an age of perpetual distraction, have we forgotten how to be bored? Or are we, instead, more bored than ever?

By Anna Hartford
11 min read

Blast from the past: Fanie shines in Sydney nailbiter

Today in SA sports history: January 6

David Isaacson
Journalist
1 min read

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