Saturday, May 5 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Alma materialistic: How varsities cheat students

They care more about funding than academic excellence, and so their degrees have become close to worthless

4 min read

At this rate, no one's going to vote at all in 2019

Every political party seems dead set on proving to us just how completely unalluring they are

4 min read

Barclays calamity means KPMG could shut its doors

Scandal-ridden audit firm faces the prospect of going under after losing bank’s R138-million account

By BusinessLIVE reporter
1 min read

Alleged mob boss: 'If I were a religious man ...'

In an interview with Times Select, Mark Lifman says he is just an honest businessman

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
5 min read

I am what I scrum: Gay rugby team tackles the cliches

You can find them every Sunday afternoon, redefining what the LBGTI community do with their spare time

By Dan Meyer and Anthony Molyneaux
2 min read

The way we view mentally ill people is sick

We have all got to do better at understanding how to treat mentally unwell people

By Andile Ndlovu
3 min read

Show and telly: how I wasted your money at SABC

How two blokes from Cape Town sold the suits at the broadcaster a cliché of a nouveau riche fantasy

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read

Meet the farmer who hopped from hope to hops

She scrambled from nowhere to owning her own hop-growing farm, giving hope to her family and community

By Dan Meyer
3 min read

When a word makes you yawn it's time to go a little 'cracy'

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

In the game of life, everyone's a winner

Watching a game of bowls taught me a lesson about life, even though I didn't realise it at the time

5 min read

New smoking bill 'is racist'

It means there will be nowhere in most poor black areas where smoking will be lawful, says advocacy group

Farren Collins
Journalist
2 min read

Downs on the up: How Pitso has revolutionised SA football

Sundowns are changing the game in South Africa, raising the bar like Chiefs did in the 1970s and 1980s

Marc Strydom
Journalist
5 min read