Thursday, January 9 2020

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Promises, promises as ANC is again forced to face SA’s dire poverty

Community tells David Mabuza they are living in a ‘graveyard’ – prompting him to make a bold pledge

By Zimasa Matiwane, Zingisa Mvumvu and Qaanitah Hunter
3 min read

Mkhwebane doesn’t know the law, says parliament’s 2nd-in-command

Deputy speaker says public protector’s demands over CR17 funding are ‘not implementable’ and ‘should be set aside’

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
3 min read
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We’re leaving SA, say holiday makers after rock attack

Six youngsters attack visitors at Eastern Cape tourism hot spot, and even hurl rocks at their helicopter

By Malibongwe Dayimani
3 min read

Sorry, Sandton, the rich like Umhlanga more than you

The plush northern Durban suburb is firmly in the crosshairs of SA and the continent’s uber-wealthy

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read

Hard luck for horn and Viagra smugglers at SA’s airports

Sex pills, narcotics, rhino horn, toy grenades – this baggage-screening firm has seen it all

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
4 min read

Four distinctions for KZN’s best matric jailbird

Sandile Stangni, who is serving time for armed robbery, tells how he gave up drugs for academic success

2 min read

Grade 10 is where kids sink or swim, schools’ data reveals

If pupils repeat Grade 10 they are much more likely to drop out before matric, researchers find

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
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

Halala or hogwash: schools of thought on matric

Did the results make you shout in celebration or groan ‘ho hum’? Or is it a case of the class half full?

5 min read

Praise matrics, but don’t forget those left behind

The story of a successful matric reminds us we can only truly celebrate when all kids have access to basic amenities

Nivashni Nair
Journalist
1 min read

BULL’S EYE: The allure of the bot in a bottom line

A machine-learning robot can squeeze out mini-profits that may not amount to much but are at least positive

Jeremy Thomas
Journalist
4 min read

Yes, Christmas may be over, but self-pampering sure ain’t

Spoil yourself with these unique luxurious items

By Mila Crewe-Brown
3 min read

Demure things change, demure they stay the same

Dressing like ‘Little Women’ is big right now

By Bethan Holt
6 min read

Blast from the past: Wessels in smashing debut for Oz

Today in SA sports history: January 9

David Isaacson
Journalist
1 min read

Times Select will be in digest form until January 10.