Saturday, July 28 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

How a gardener opened all his own doors to Oxford

Sizwe Mkwanazi, 24, has been admitted to study for a doctorate in education at the prestigious UK university

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

Where life on land began: just off a mountain road outside Barberton

Scientists forced to change their ideas about when the earliest organisms crawled out of the ocean

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

SA has lots of sight. What it needs is insight

Insight tells you that if politicians wanted to restore land they would have done it in the past 24 years

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

The above-average case for being a Hugh Jass at airports

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
5 min read

Don't tell me you expected any better from them ...

With the voting in of lethally incompetent Qedani Mahlangu, its crass, greedy mechanics roar ever louder

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

... don't expect Cyril to choose between fact and faction ...

Corruption and in-fighting still rule the ANC, and Ramaphosa doesn't know who his allies are

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
4 min read

... and don't expect them to stop choosing dodgy candidates

Unless it stops operating as if it is still a banned movement, tainted characters will keep swelling its ranks

Sibongakonke Shoba
Sunday Times political editor
3 min read

Do you know which leg Neil Armstrong preferred?

In a world where everyone is so certain about everything, it's worth being reminded of the value of doubt

4 min read

Groom with a view: Making it big in the beauty business

An extract from 'The Soul of Sorbet'

By Ian Fuhr
8 min read

The sport of kings has a queen in the making - at just 7

Little Anotha is making quite a name for herself on KZN's increasingly popular rural horse-racing scene

Suthentira Govender
Journalist
3 min read

Crazy people strap mower engines to their backs and call it a race

They are taking part in the Icarus Trophy, hopefully not to end up the same way

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read

Home from home run: Gift Ngoepe’s baseball diaries

US Major League Baseball found a kid who grew up dirt poor in a room in a Randburg clubhouse

Telford Vice
Journalist
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

Times Select paywall and smart new app launched

Here's how you can keep reading your favourite digital daily edition

2 min read