Saturday, March 24 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

The Secret is out: diet menace is back

Authorities go after makers of weight-loss product containing banned substance, echoing 2010 scandal

Katharine Child
Journalist
4 min read

SA doesn't want to suffer this blustering fool

After years of protecting Zuma, Shaun Abrahams has no credibility and should be fired - and he's not the only one

Justice Malala
Columnist
4 min read

Zuma’s legal team looks set to target Abrahams

The tables seem to have turned on former president Jacob Zuma's 'sheep'

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
5 min read

How Gordhan helped create the Moyane ‘monster’

The difficulty around Tom Moyane's removal as SARS commissioner is actually Pravin Gordhan’s doing

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
4 min read

Fear and clothing: The beauty of uniform behaviour

A weekly column on the vagaries and charms of fashion

Aspasia Karras
Columnist
2 min read

When the Sahara was green, Banting wasn't in fashion

New discoveries shed fascinating new light on what ancient Africans ate

Tanya Farber
Journalist
2 min read

Just for the record: Township bubblegum hits the dancefloor

A bi-weekly vinyl review

By Andrew Donaldson
6 min read

What have we really got from Brics? Not much!

President Cyril Ramaphosa should be asking himself whether Jacob Zuma's decision to join Brics in 2010 was the right one

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

Hope barely lingers amid memories of a tragic day

Survivors of the Sharpeville massacre on March 21 1960 say their dreams of better days are fading 

Penwell Dlamini
Journalist
6 min read

Now he can rest, but I'll never forget his face

What one wife went through in the Esidimeni scandal will always haunt her, but she's glad the truth has finally come out

Katharine Child
Journalist
4 min read

Is social media a threat to your child’s wellbeing?

Young people increasingly seek out and maintain social connections onscreen instead of in person

Claire Keeton
Journalist
3 min read

The EFFing and blinding isn’t only happening at the cricket

Poor old Advocate Dali Mpofu. First he has to save Kagiso Rabada, and then Floyd Shivambu gets shirty

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read