Saturday, March 10 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Just a family day at the beach - 90,000 years ago

Palaeontologists find unique evidence of an ancient family at play

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
8 min read

Depolonisation: It started with a casual chat

Paediatrician says a 'serendipitous' meeting with a colleague led to the discovery of the listeriosis outbreak

Katharine Child
Journalist
5 min read

Why are we laughing when babies are dying?

Listeriosis memes and puns expose our fantastic callousness

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Deeds, not words, matter amid the land hysteria

A huge political risk is simmering amid the outcry over expropriation without compensation

Justice Malala
Columnist
4 min read

BACK STORY: How the Guptas managed to escape

The Hawks insist they were ready to pounce, but the NPA was tardy in dealing with the docket

Qaanitah Hunter
Journalist
3 min read

Just for the record: Led Zep, Hayes and Mitchell

A bi-weekly vinyl review

By Andrew Donaldson
7 min read

Culinary medicine: How to treat yourself right

Food trends in the age of self-care

By Jessica Brodie
2 min read

The Great Sledge: That effing, blinding, blithering brat

Silent video of spat shows Aussie rules at their finest

By Telford Vice
4 min read

Cheap shots pepper the UCT 'race row'

Little to suggest that the university has done anything but play by the book in this top appointment

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

How to spot a fraud in the wake of Steinhoff

Leaked e-mails indicate Markus Jooste was manipulating the company’s financials as far back as 2014

By Stuart Theobold
4 min read

Trump’s trade war is as American as apple pie

The combination of nostalgia, economic populism and anti-China nationalism is irresistible

By Tim Stanley
4 min read

She rolled out the barrel and she had a barrel of fun

Your life doesn't have to be a success to be successful, as the Queen of the Mist more than proved

5 min read