New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings, the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu wrote. There are few thoughts more apt today as we publish the final print edition of The Times. Even as the presses fall silent, our team is working hard on a new digital incarnation called Times Select, which will launch at the end of January. Although we know a new era awaits, it is still a painful goodbye. We know you feel it, too, as a golden thread runs through readers' letters mourning the paper's closure.
Western Cape premier Helen Zille only showers briefly every third day and regards oily hair in a drought to be as much of a status symbol as a dusty car. Zille’s insights into her personal hygiene were offered in a lengthy online column on Tuesday in which she attacked TimesLIVE and one of its journalists over a report last week. “As for my husband and I‚ we try to use so little water that I sometimes get worried about the hygienic and aesthetic consequences‚” Zille wrote.
Zille’s insights into her personal hygiene were offered in a lengthy online column in which she attacked TimesLIVE and one of our journalists for a report last week. “As for my husband and I‚ we try to use so little water‚ that I sometimes get worried about the hygienic and aesthetic consequences‚” Zille wrote. “I shower briefly‚ once every three days‚ and for the rest wash in the hand basin. I used to wash my hair every day‚ but now only when I shower‚ with visibly negative consequences.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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