Saturday, July 21 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

The strange and wonderful saga of the white sangoma

John Lockley recounts how he as a middle-class white man crossed the divide to become a Xhosa shaman

By Bongani Mthethwa
8 min read

In hijab and hope, she got in a cockpit and soared

Bigotry in the present and disadvantage in the past, it's an old South African tale, but one that can be overcome

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

OPINION: We need to talk about Kevin, his dad, and his crocked arm

Anderson has made a lot of sacrifices on his way to the top of tennis

Telford Vice
Journalist
4 min read

I built a castle in the air. Now I'm visiting it

If you can’t keep your promises to yourself, what promises can you keep?

5 min read

I filmed cave heroes' unbelievable bravery

SA video journalist enthuses about the rescuers, saying he was honoured to witness an 'incredible human story'

Suthentira Govender
Journalist
3 min read

Clear and Present danger: The man who ruined the ANC's day

Luthuli House had a stressful day as one of its own was arrested and suspended for cash-in-transit heist 'links'

Penwell Dlamini
Journalist
3 min read

Critics all around SA in a spin over Absa’s ‘copycat’ logo

Social media users say it is way too similar to the logo of Telkom subsidiary Open Serve ... you be the judge

Katharine Child
Journalist
4 min read

Take heart, Caster, the hormone report is rubbish and you'll win your case

This is the message from three top scientists who have examined the IAAF testosterone report and found it to be flawed

Katharine Child
Journalist
5 min read

Don’t tax your poor little brain about the Wiese issue

R3.7bn? That's the cost of two whole years of blue light convoys! Christo, you monster!

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

Bone of contention: Will selling more lion skeletons reduce poaching?

Conservation groups are searing over a decision to double the annual export quota of captive-bred lion skeletons

Tony Carnie
Journalist
4 min read

Wake up, so-called leaders! The land-grab revolution is already raging

There is a crisis of leadership as unscrupulous 'entrepreneurs' lead rapidly increasing land occupations

Justice Malala
Columnist
4 min read

‘If Netflix think that they'll destroy us they’ve got something coming’

Boss reckons MultiChoice has nothing to fear

By Giulietta Talevi
4 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