Saturday, June 30 2018

The Eclectic Weekend


Zuma's fight-back is on. It's going to get nasty

The collapse of the ANC is a continuation of the Nasrec War of 2017 - and he is waging it on all fronts

4 min read

Absurd. That's the experts' verdict on NHI

Can medical aids truly exist alongside National Health Insurance? The minister thinks so. Experts disagree

4 min read

There's right and wrong and then there's the ANC

We should soothe ourselves by remembering that the ANC is neither moral nor immoral but entirely amoral

Tom Eaton
4 min read

For UCT's pretend radicals, here's a Steve Biko refresher

The mean-spiritedness behind the 'blacks-only' dinner could not be further from Biko’s beliefs

4 min read

For they are trolley good fellows

Joburg's iconic wastepickers are under threat from new recycling laws. Times Select goes into their world

By Nonkululeko Njilo
4 min read

We’re not lovin’ it: Why global brands don’t thrive in SA

International companies come up against local tastes and fail to understand the local market sufficiently

By Tim Cohen
5 min read

What aboat the captain? What it's like to live at sea

Spending six months a year at sea presents unique challenges, but this Durban seafarer loves it

By Lwandile Bhengu
5 min read

Soccer-punched: World Cups make fools of us all

Marx was wrong - soccer is the opium that hijacks our critical attention when we need it most

Telford Vice
5 min read

Sad to say, Newlands, but your time has come and gone

Moving into a stadium with a greater capacity, superior facilities and an incredible atmosphere is a no-brainer 

By Craig Ray
4 min read

Making a spoilt brat skedaddle does wonders for stress

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
4 min read

Oh boy, a gay teen romcom that plays it utterly straight

Sweet and moving, ‘Love, Simon’ is comfortingly average – the point of it is not to stand out, but to fit in

By Tim Robey
3 min read

Just for the record: Get into the groove and play it long

Your fortnightly guide to music on vinyl

6 min read



Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

1 min read

Today's quick crossword

How fast can you get it done?

1 min read