Saturday, September 29 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Herder’s instinct saves dinosaur bonanza

Dumangwe Tyhobela's gut told him to ignore a sangoma's instruction to burn the ancient bone he had found

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
4 min read

Statue of limitations: how did Madiba become Robert De Niro?

I grudgingly accept another dismal non-Mandela statue, and send thoughts and prayers to all the good sculptors out there

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Ever wanted to see the Gupta compound? Here it is

This is the bizarre 'evidence' Ajay Gupta submitted to Zondo that Mentor 'lied'

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
7 min read

Paralysis cure sends shiver down scientists’ spines

Hope for patients with spinal cord injuries as new technique helps them to walk unaided again

By Sarah Knapton
3 min read

The bully the Bard loved is not the brute we have a beef with

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Rest in peace and queues

A visit to Lenin’s tomb got me thinking about final resting places

5 min read

At last, the lost generation of kids can now see their heroes

You may not like cricket but its domestic return to SABC will make you love it. Rugby, the ball’s in your court

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Journalist
2 min read

Now the Americans have Guptas in their sights

Whistleblowers working with US agencies probing shady use of the dollar, lawyer tells Zondo inquiry

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
4 min read

Giving up on life can literally kill you within days

It's not suicide, it's not depression – it's simply the will to die, new study reveals

Claire Keeton
Journalist
3 min read

Inside the hellfire: If you didn't have a cellphone, you died

A firefighter who rushed to save his colleagues tells us about the horror inside Joburg's fatal September 5 fire

Naledi Shange
Journalist
2 min read

Bill Cosby is a disgrace, but he is not Cliff Huxtable

Its star might be a sleazebag, but 'The Cosby Show' was a ray of light in 1980s SA

Sue de Groot
Journalist
8 min read

Love’s offshoots: Couple rebuilds forest from ground up

The forest, a pilgrimage for nature lovers, has been officially declared a nature reserve 

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
3 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