Saturday, November 3 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

The boys in green have four massive battles ahead

The differences between the Boks and their opponents are so slim they could just as easily win as lose

Craig Ray
Journalist
3 min read

Gigaba's home-grown gaffes deserve their own prime time slot

There's no shortage of material for a comedy series about our home affairs minister

Andile Ndlovu
Columnist
4 min read

Lawyer’s murder brings gangs back to Cape suburbs

Killing of Pete Mihalik and wounding of his son is a brutal reminder that Cape Flats gangs are on their doorstep

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

In Pittsburgh and Citrusdal, gestures banish hate

As Madiba understood, powerful gestures let our common humanity outshine old enmities

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

Hunt for a ‘killer’ who ‘dreamed he was death’

Dual Facebook accounts paint eerie picture of a man wanted for the murder of seven people

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read

Parkinson’s brain implants could be used to control people

Hackers could overload or stop brain implants, and fiddle with our memories, scientists have claimed

By Natasha Bernal
1 min read

‘The animals call for food, but we have nothing’

Tearful farmers tell of their drought nightmare as trucks arrive in Springbok with fodder and food parcels

Aron Hyman
Journalist
5 min read

Home Affairs blocked guide dog ‘because of apartheid’

Blind woman was 'humiliated' when guards refused to let her in, but department says they were right

Katharine Child
Journalist
2 min read

VIDEO: Singeing fires and singing firemen

Here’s a clip from the moment the Times Select team heard singing voices emerge from the flames

Aron Hyman
Journalist
2 min read

Sniffer dogs show we can sock it to malaria

Clever canines can pick up the disease in frozen socks even before symptoms start showing

Claire Keeton
Journalist
4 min read

Show us the money, honey: Bees all abuzz about concrete

New concrete hives have transformed the prospects of small and emerging beekeepers across SA

By Staff reporter
3 min read

In an upside-down world, how do you find your feet?

Reasons beyond fundamental valuation metrics now cause unusually big moves in global stock markets

By Mark Barnes
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