Saturday, February 24 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

12 GREAT READS FROM THIS WEEK'S TIMES SELECT CURATED FOR YOU

Well, let’s hope we’re gon’ be alright, Mr Gigaba

The budget speech was going to be a hard sell from the start, but was it delivered by the wrong man?

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
4 min read

Rations of Ramaphosa might be the only way to feed my hope

In the interests of self-preservation, I am going to manage my own expectations of our new president

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Fishy tales: Don’t believe a word your folks tell you

Forget about love and responsibility, in our family pets have only been a curse

Samantha Smith
Journalist
3 min read

Lessons in pride: what we can learn from South Korea

As our nation enters a new phase, we could glean much from the exceptional success of the Korean people

By Anant Singh
4 min read

Fear and Clothing: No more high heels and other fashion predictions

Li Edelkoort predicts that the flat shoe is in our fashion future. Aspasia Karras objects

Aspasia Karras
Columnist
4 min read

Anti-tech: The kids who get their kicks from retro

Real books and 1980s pop get the thumbs-up

Shanthini Naidoo
Journalist
3 min read

Just for the record: A fitting tribute to Bra Hugh

A bi-weekly vinyl review

By Andrew Donaldson
7 min read

Kenya lets slip the dogs in the poaching war

Bloodhounds take centre stage in a unique conservation project in Kenya's famous Masai Mara reserve

By AFP
4 min read

The wine is fine, for now

Table Mountain is keeping the city’s vineyards alive with water captured on its cloudy slopes

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
3 min read

EXCLUSIVE: 'Tobacco giant used state to spy'

Whistleblower exposes industrial espionage and tells how it became more sinister as politicians got involved

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
5 min read

Has Black Sam Bellamy risen from his watery grave?

Archaeologists believe DNA tests will confirm they have found the remains of the world’s richest pirate

By Rozina Sabur
2 min read

Mr President, it's time to do something brave

Here's how to fix education in SA and leave a legacy which will forever carry your signature

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read