Saturday, October 27 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Making of a mob: where justice just ‘isn’t black and white’

Vigilante group can boast the murder rate has dropped since it started in 2015, but its methods don't sit well with some

By Dan Meyer and Anthony Molyneaux
3 min read

In the land of the free, blacks don't dare breathe

The latest case of the racial profiling of black men and women adds another shameful label to America

Justice Malala
Columnist
4 min read

Want to hold a fossil? All you need is a phone

Homo naledi discoverers launch world-first app that puts people anywhere in the world in the famous cave

Leonie Wagner
Journalist
4 min read

‘I accept guilt’: Hannah murder accused buckles

Geraldo Parsons's chuckles soon disappeared under relentless cross-examination

Aron Hyman
Journalist
9 min read

EXTRACT: Pieter-Dirk Uys as a 70s ‘poepgat’

An extract from upcoming memoir Echo Noise, exploring Uys's childhood and family

7 min read

Pray on the meek: Omotoso church ‘is like a cult’

Wielding the promise of salvation, religious leaders seek out the vulnerable, says an expert

Jo-Ann Floris
Journalist
5 min read

Paul Allen’s multimillion-dollar toy - what now?

The late Microsoft co-founder’s megayacht bobs in limbo in the Port of Cape Town

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
1 min read

You can bet your life that corruption is part of the game

Fixing has been a part of cricket for more than 200 years and is crucial to its growth and prosperity

Telford Vice
Journalist
7 min read

Winston, lose some: Inside the enigmatic riddle of Naspers

As Churchill would say, success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm

By Tim Cohen
5 min read

Engineering boffins hit bullseye for para-archery

KZN students' invention honours quadriplegic archer who died before he had a chance to use it

Lwandile Bhengu
Journalist
3 min read

Bob Dylan’s drawings: Surreal life or seriously baffling?

Try as you might to decipher his art in ‘Mondo Scripto’, you’ll battle to find out what makes the enigma tick 

By Mark Hudson
5 min read

VAT did he say? Here's how to see past the budget smoke and mirrors

Here are some jargon-busting pointers for the next medium-term budget policy statement

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 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