Saturday, February 17 2018

the eclectic weekend

12 great reads from this week's times select curated for you

Never forget: This is how the Guptas stole SA

Seemingly untouchable for years, the perverted fairy tale of the Guptas started unravelling on Wednesday

Sabelo Skiti
7 min read

In the name of love, let’s celebrate diversity

My elder son was 14 when he first came home wearing a blouse

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

Crying shame that SABC pulled plug on radio rugby

Radio commentary brought the sport to audiences that could never hope to see a live game

By Craig Ray
4 min read

New system is set to put poachers on the SPOT

A new AI dubbed SPOT uses unmanned drones and infra-red cameras to detect poachers at night

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

Don't bank your baby's stem cells, it's a money-making scam

Do your homework before storing your child's stem cells

3 min read

Good riddance, Zuma. Now it's voetsek to the rest

Jacob Zuma fought to the end but his support troupe needs to be fired... or worse

Andrew Trench
Group editorial director
2 min read

The school of danger

Pupils at Makangwane Secondary are studying under trees because their school building is falling apart

By Prega Govender
3 min read

Ramaphosa hits the reset button for a tormented nation

President promises that South Africa should ‘come first in everything that we all do’ 

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
3 min read

Take your nickname to heart, President Cupcake

Think of it as the cherry on top, Cyril

4 min read

Today's word in hand: preservation

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
1 min read

Love, virtually: The rise of the avatar celebrity

Instagram’s virtual superstar actually has 561,000 followers and counting

By Paula Andropoulos
2 min read

Is business class worth the stretch?

Business class ensures that the holiday begins on the plane

By Paul Ash
4 min read