Saturday, September 1 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


Analysis: Ajay had the swagger, the Hawks did the mopping up

Testimony at the State Capture Inquiry has painted a picture of entrenched Gupta pressure

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
3 min read

Thank heaven for little girls

You know with a heavy pre-broken heart that sooner or later the odds are they will run into boys or the world. Boys and ...

4 min read

Take an educated guess: why don’t women get dates?

Researchers at Stellenbosch University say men generally don't date, or marry, educated women

4 min read

EFF now nothing more than the ANC’s partner in crime

Self-proclaimed champion of the oppressed aligned with the looting machine to steal Nelson Mandela Bay

Tom Eaton
3 min read

Rassie’s glass is half full for now, so watch out Wallabies

Bok coach has won three of his six matches in charge, but heaven help him if he slips up any further

Liam Del Carme
2 min read

SA gold miners: Been down so long it looks like up to us

Mining minister after mining minister has somehow failed to notice SA’s biggest industrial disaster unfold

By Tim Cohen
4 min read

Colonialism: The empire strikes back, sort of

Someone dares to have something positive to say about the imperial era, plus Palestine and Germaine Greer

By Andrew Donaldson
8 min read

No glove lost between me and plastic stuff in kitchens

Wherever it crops up, the material makes the world worse (except in the case of my giant Hello Kitty lamp)

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

Home free: BLF backs group that occupied empty house

Thanks to Black First Land First, a group of friends can keep their swanky Pretoria abandoned house

Belinda Pheto
3 min read

Small wonder: Artist carves out a future in miniature

Starting as an 11-year-old orphan trading his art on the street for food, Samuel Baloi has come a long way

Leonie Wagner
3 min read

‘They are my children’: Sowetans stand by foreigners

Desperate residents get foreign shop owners to safety, plead for peace as deadly violence spreads

Naledi Shange
3 min read

The sound of silence ... for good

After 60 years of performing, he is bowing out with a farewell tour and a final album. But is it really all over?

By Neil McCormick
8 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

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