Tuesday, January 7 2020

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Watt now? The experts weigh in on Eskom’s new boss

As André de Ruyter slips into the hot seat, they say he must deal with load-shedding first, then staff morale

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
4 min read

As drought worsens, Eastern Cape suffers most

Day Zero is a reality for most parts of the province, says water and sanitation minister

By Asanda Nini
4 min read
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Bots and activists are giving us a roar deal, says Joburg Zoo

Yet again the zoo is in the spotlight for the wrong reasons after a Facebook rant over derelict facilities

Alex Patrick
Journalist
5 min read

‘Land grabbers’ can stay put thanks to council bungle

Latest attempt to remove people from hotly contested Sasolburg land leaves municipality with a bloody nose

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read

To fix SA, follow Slovo’s example, says SACP

On the 25th anniversary of his death the party invokes the qualities of the struggle icon for today’s comrades

2 min read
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Fit for purpose: don’t get sick of these 2020 health trends

From apps to sobriety, these are the bandwagons we’re most likely to hitch our health hopes to this year

Claire Keeton
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

Ideas FREE

Crystal balls-up: SA’s 2020 is full of bad Juju

When it comes to SA politics, the stars are everything but aligned, and astrologers’ charts get a little foggy

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Bookmarks: Narcissism and a trek with a corpse

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
11 min read

Queer Eye for the reader: four releases from the series cast

Put the word out: the Queer Eye team have brought out their own books

By Michele Magwood
1 min read

Jeepers creepers! What is JM Coetzee blathering on about this time?

A critic helps us make some sort of sense of the conclusion to the SA novelist’s ‘Jesus’ trilogy

By Tim Smith-Laing
4 min read

In transformation, we’re still playing the man, not the ball

We can't allow the transformation agenda to fall into the wrong hands with individual gains in mind

3 min read

Blast from the past: Lone Hopwood try downs England

Today in SA sports history: January 7

David Isaacson
Journalist
1 min read

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