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

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
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

Justice Malala
Columnist
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