Saturday, August 11 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

This gala dinner should be some bash with Manana there

It looks like a cruel hoax: a convicted woman abuser speaking  at a gathering against gender-based violence

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

I'm infinitely lucky that I'm not like Ernest Hemingway

Unlike the writer, I don’t think that when something is gone, it's gone for good

4 min read

Xolani Gwala is a comfort to despondent nation

Amid the leadership crisis and moral decay, he shared his suffering to give courage to others

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
4 min read

Stop defending Malan. Start defending his victims

Why are so many more concerned about the discredited general's reputation than about his innumerable victims?

Jo-Ann Floris
Journalist
3 min read

Fear of the EFF fuels ANC’s spectacularly stupid land move

Desperate for votes, Ramaphosa sows uncertainty among investors by taking a leaf out of Zuma’s book

Justice Malala
Columnist
4 min read

As a sign of the times, thumb thing’s gone very wrong

RIP the artful signature, once a flourish of our individual personality as well as our word of honour

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Fellow citizens, the best we can do now is vote this lot out

The likes of DD Mabuza have left us no option but to find our own political millstones and do what is right

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

'We aren't here to judge, but to give love'

Patients' behaviour does not change once they have been given a terminal diagnosis, for better or worse

Katharine Child
Journalist
3 min read

He killed 50 ellies. Now he's a hero ranger

Fifty rangers from 17 countries across Africa were honoured with the African Ranger Award

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read

Let’s treasure Petty’s legacy and damn the torpedoes

A fortnightly review of the world of vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
6 min read

Watch out, TV - nobody’s forcing us to tune in to you

Would you subscribe to DStv if it weren’t for SuperSport? And what if there were a better way to get your fix?

Telford Vice
Journalist
6 min read

Actors in a hubbub over pay as scholars argue over crumbles

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
5 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 gets a paywall: here's what Tom Eaton thinks

An appeal from one of our popular columnists

2 min read