Saturday, September 15 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


Spare a thought for poor old beach-slapped Zuma

Before you accuse No 1 of plotting a comeback, consider more pathetic reasons he was meeting with die-hard allies

Tom Eaton
2 min read

Let expelled students study – but they need to atone first

But, given the arrogance of the Fees Must Fall protesters, I am not optimistic this will happen

4 min read

Come on Rassie, give us the true story about Mbonambi

Was the hooker really exhausted or injured? If so, what was he doing on the field in the first place? 

Craig Ray
4 min read

Serena was rude and a bad loser, and that's that

By arguing that the real problem was sexism, the tennis star did women a great disservice

By Allison Pearson
3 min read

Good grief, has nobody got anything nice to say about SA?

Four prominent local economists reckon there’s not a whole lot to look forward to for us

By Chris Gilmour
3 min read

Meet the cop - and his hero dog - who found Miguel Louw

Colin Chetty, who with Ghost discovered the little boy's remains, says it's all about bringing families closure

Jeff Wicks
2 min read

Conquering the hellish river that refused to be colonised

In 1968, a British team embarked on what would become one of the greatest expeditions of the 20th century

By Joe Shute
5 min read

Penthouse to pavement: NYC street fashion that kicks ass

New York Fashion Week attracted the most striking street style. We pick six of the hippest trends

By Kenilwe Eleanor Pule
1 min read

Discovery’s new bank: Gore’s plan all along, you can bet

First he split from the FNB mothership, and now he’s competing head-on ... and it sure isn’t just opportunism

By Tim Cohen
3 min read

Warning: you can't revert back and argue with a mime

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
3 min read

‘Nasty Women Talk Back’, and boy do they give you a flea in your ear

An extract from the book of feminist essays

By Joy Watson
15 min read

World Suicide Prevention Day: A tale of hope from the heart

Mother-of-two lays bare the pain she and her family have endured since her husband ended his life more than a year ago

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