Saturday, June 9 2018

The Eclectic Weekend


'Why do white people like Cyril so much?'

This question, by an ANC member, goes to the heart of the new Zuma movement as it tries to win back its kleptocracy

3 min read

He's not a liar or a loon - he's living on Planet Zuma

I am starting to believe the former president inhabits a reality utterly unrecognisable to you or me

Tom Eaton
3 min read

Who knew Trump and the EFF are twins separated at birth

Toxic populism is toxic populism, no matter how it tries to dress itself up

4 min read

No more Mr Nice Guy: 'Mmusi unplugged' has arrived

What we are seeing is a young black leader who is finally defining himself and refusing to be the DA’s 'blackface'

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

Zuma poison plot: Enough already, says MaNtuli

Charge me or I'll consider civil action, says estranged wife as NPA still fumbles for evidence she was part of plan

3 min read

Van Breda the bizarre: The many faces of a family killer

Throughout his trial, conviction and sentencing, Henri van Breda went from confident to cocky to crestfallen

Tanya Farber
4 min read

They called it liquid gold. Now it literally is

Here are some handy tips on how to survive the hair-curlingly high petrol price. You know you're going to need them

Tom Eaton
2 min read

Why it's good for us all to keep the super-rich

Leaders who create the right conditions to keep millionaires find that all of their residents are richer for it

Tony Leon
6 min read

You don't fool us with your history plan, Minister

No matter how much she denies it, the aim of compulsory history is to get rid of critical citizens

4 min read

You'll find past masters of nonsense throughout history

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
3 min read

What transparent nonsense: Treasury's PIC blunder

Its objection to more Public Investment Corporation transparency is contradictory and at odds with global best practice

By Stuart Theobald
4 min read

Secrets and lies - they’re all in call recordings

Telesales agents can blatantly lie to potential customers to get them to agree to a deal, but you’ve got recourse

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read