Saturday, September 8 2018

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

The Eclectic Weekend


In the spirit of greats like Tobias, bin the Bok emblem

Calling the sorry lot currently in the green and gold Springboks sullies those who rose above the political noise to ...

Telford Vice
6 min read

Exams too hard? That’s a pathetic excuse

The Limpopo fiasco shows that universities must take a stand against a creeping culture of academic disregard

4 min read

The problem with litter isn't plastic, it's apathy

It was one thing seeing a photograph, and quite another being ankle-deep in muck on Mumbai’s Versova Beach

By Lewis Pugh
4 min read

Is it absurd? Is it a pain? No, it’s SuperJeff!

We all know Radebe has superpowers. We’ve seen first hand that he is bulletproof. But how did he fix the fuel price?

Tom Eaton
2 min read

Flaunt your inner Queen and be Freddie for a Day today

The world celebrates Freddie Mercury’s birthday

By Staff reporter
4 min read

Suddenly, Jooste knows nothing

Parliamentarians struggle to buy what he calls his ‘big mistake’ as he displays little contrition

By Rob Rose and Linda Ensor
4 min read

Just Do It - and damn the consequences

Nike has also restored our faith that some brands are capable of doing good, in spite of the potential for turbulence

Andile Ndlovu
4 min read

EXCLUSIVE: Mac on the make? Maharaj in graft probe

Hawks go after Zuma's former spokesperson and his wife over R650m driver’s licence contract

3 min read

What the Tinder generation can learn from Grandma

Long-term relationships, sex and dating - why a whole generation is making a hash of it

By Zoe Strimpel
4 min read

'My husband's a paedophile, but I still love him'

The wife of a man jailed over child abuse images tells of her pain and turmoil since his dreadful secret was exposed

By Rachel Cocker
6 min read

Did black farmers' group trigger spaza raids?

Farmers United SA's tweet seems to be first reference to  'fake food''

5 min read

Actually, it's perfectly legal to sell most food after it's 'expired'

Not only were spazas doing nothing wrong, but selling past-sell-by-date food is the way of the future

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 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?

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