Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Rameo and Julius: Cyril's strange wooing of Malema

The strategy – if there is even a strategy at all – to court Julius Malema is strange

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
4 min read

READ IN FULL: Behind the scenes at Gupta TV

Rajesh Sundaram, who was headhunted to start ANN7, tells all on what went down behind the scenes

By Rajesh Sundaram
26 min read

Tell-all book: How Zuma directed ANN7's editorial policy

'The push in our favour should be subtle'

Matthew Savides
News editor
5 min read

It was an ANN7th heaven for satirists

... and the revelations in the new tell-all book are just the tip of the large, floating lump of frozen water

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Zuma's tentacles are still deep in the Ramaphosa ANC

While his cronies are still working away for their Gupta paymasters, the former president can still unleash chaos

3 min read

Great escapist reads: A frothy frisson of Ian Fleming

Spies, women’s lib and the spirit of Brigitte Bardot

By Andrew Donaldson
7 min read

Early humans survived supervolcano thanks to SA caves

Caves near Mossel Bay have revealed that, despite the Toba catastrophe, early modern humans thrived in SA

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read

The future and the forgotten function of markets

As aggregators of disparate information, these are the devices we use to see things coming

By Stuart Theobald
4 min read

When is a sport not a sport?

If we accept chess and e-sports, let’s at least be good sports about it

By Telford Vice
6 min read

Humility from whites will advance the land debate

But relax, you will not lose your land

4 min read

Racism: To kill the weed you must get at the root

Tourism minister says we wrongly assumed that apartheid mindsets would just evaporate

By Derek Hanekom
7 min read

His packing-up is troubled

... because his old kit bag just can't hold all he wants to take. But, in a way, that's the whole point

5 min read