Saturday, June 30 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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

Justice Malala
Columnist
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

Katharine Child
Journalist
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
Columnist
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

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
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
Journalist
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
Journalist
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

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE

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