Friday, January 10 2020

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Load-shedding is staying. How to do it better?

Eskom, industry and energy analysts are thinking about better plans to handle the energy supply gap

Carol Paton
Editor at Large
5 min read
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Fury at silence over Joburg New Year shootings

Survivors fume as police and officials refuse to say how the investigations are progressing

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
4 min read
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Parliament hauled into fight to stop public protector ‘rot’

Union wants ‘spate of suspensions and dismissals of senior executives and investigators’ probed

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
2 min read

Flipper the script: when poachers become turtle guardians

A look inside the scheme teaching people to protect endangered loggerheads and leatherbacks

Orrin Singh
Journalist
3 min read

Holey water: meet the man drilling for water in dry SA

Gift of the Givers has since 2018 drilled 325 successful boreholes and is still looking for more sources of water

Alex Patrick
Journalist
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

Hell is people looking for heaven, or so I thought

At a midnight mass after a lifetime of avoiding church, I got a glimpse of what the point of it is

5 min read
Ideas FREE

It’s OK, Harry and Meghan, the queen will be fine

Never mind Trump’s bar fight with Iran, the duke and duchess, we are told, made the really important news of the week

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Chuckling clams are lucky, whatever their lotto in life

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
4 min read

Won’t you take us to the bioscope

The films opening in our cinemas this week

By Critics Choice
1 min read

Divorce, murder, boy jokes: what to watch this weekend

Kick off the new year with an elegiac movie, a boys’ own adventure and a serial killer documentary

By Tymon Smith
1 min read

Blast from the past: ‘Shoes’ puts boot into Botswana

Today in SA sports history: January 10

By David Isaacson
1 min read

Times Select will be in digest form until January 10.