Saturday, August 25 2018

This is a compilation some of our great reads of the week. The Eclectic Weekend is free to users who register on Times Select.

The Eclectic Weekend


Has our democracy been derailed by state capture?

And if it has, can it be put back on track, and how?

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

‘Warder said, you are free as a bird, and I felt like I could fly’

Wrongly jailed for 14 years, this man’s parents and a law-student friend stood by him

Nivashni Nair
4 min read

SA rhinos: It’s war and both sides are armed

Rangers and pilots are embroiled in an undeclared war in the Kruger National Park

By Paul Ash
5 min read

Basson’s courage points way forward for Shoprite

Now that he's gone, management will have to find a way to grow beyond local economic growth

By Tim Cohen
4 min read

School sports ban on pupil over ‘untameable’ mom

Principal calls mother unruly and unloving, governing body threatens to sue after she accuses rival school of bias

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
5 min read

The subtle, destructive racism of white, English SA

English is the only language that can make you feel small without uttering a word. It's that look, that cold stare

6 min read

Out of the ordinary Audrey: How to steal Hepburn’s style

Decades on, she’s still a timeless fashion icon

By Caroline Leaper
2 min read

Surprise! Zumaville is a no-show, but we still paid for it

The former president's dream of building a town on the doorstep of Nkandla has remained just that 

4 min read

Pirates plunder watery war graves for scrap metal

Britain launches probe after Chinese looters destroy ships sunk off Asia during World War 2

By Hayley Dixon
1 min read

Winter’s the time to warm the cocktails of your heart

They’re certainly not only for summer sundowners

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

Shocking details laid bare in sex-pest teacher case

Parents sobbed quietly in court as ex-Parktown Boys' High boarding master pleaded guilty to 144 counts of sexual assault

Prega Govender
3 min read

Schools rugby: High time to unclog those pipes of talent

The game shouldn’t revolve around a set of schools, regardless of their pedigree

3 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

Times Select paywall and smart new app launched

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

2 min read