Saturday, October 13 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Getting to the bottom of CR7: Good luck with that, suckers

Ronaldo's backers and supporters know he is useful to their cause. Until that changes, he ain’t going anywhere, folks

Telford Vice
Journalist
7 min read

The panic about Tencent and Naspers *might* be overdone

Not one of the 50 analysts tracked by Bloomberg has a sell recommendation on the stock. So that’s a sell, then?

By Nick Hedley
1 min read

Tears as Hannah’s friend faces her 'killers'

Cheslin Marsh breaks down as he relives the hellish night Hannah Cornelius was raped and bludgeoned to death

Aron Hyman
Journalist
6 min read

Right, wrong, you, Nene ... what’s the difference?

We the ordinary citizens assume we are better than our public ‘servants', but I’m not so sure

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

The great ‘gay cake’ war is over, and the Christians won

After four years of litigation, UK's highest court rules bakery can refuse to decorate a cake with a pro-gay message

By Gareth Davies
7 min read

It was one little lie: How the Guptas got Nene for good in the end

His split-second response to a surprise question led to his downfall

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

Our ‘hero’ Suu Kyi failed us dismally – is Cyril next?

The moral failure of a once revered leader reminds us of the heartbreaking fallibility of Nene and our other heroes

Justice Malala
Columnist
4 min read

‘Hyper-trauma’: Another young life lost, more desperate pleas in gangland

'Children saw someone die in front of them and 24 hours later they were playing where they saw him get killed'

Aron Hyman
Journalist
5 min read

Is blending it like Beckham a cure for thinning hair?

An expert says Becks used nanogen keratin fibres, so I tried it and the results are surprising

By Dan Jude
5 min read

Bookmarks: Poison, paranoia and poo nappies

A bi-weekly column on books

By Andrew Donaldson
9 min read

My phone rang: 'Hello, I have proof God exists'

A call from a stranger set thriller author Peter James on a quest that has taken 30 years to understand

By Peter Stanford
7 min read

EXTRACT: 'Winnie's Stompie alibi was false and the evidence was ignored'

‘Truth, Lies and Alibies’ by Fred Bridgland presents a controversial account of how Makidizela-Mandela was protected

4 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