Saturday, November 17 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Beware, Zondo. State-capture gang is fighting back

With all the skulduggery being laid bare, his commission must be robustly protected against sabotage

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

Unless it’s a corpse, don’t put anything in the post

The Post Office assures us things will soon be back to normal - so look forward to that mid-March Christmas card

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

We attack vice-chancellors’ pay because we despise education

And by branding these highly qualified people as overpaid parasites we risk replacing them with incompetents

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

After 158 years here, the last thing SA's Indians needed were the Guptas

The family’s pervasive influence has fuelled the divide of distrust between Indians and Africans

Yasantha Naidoo
Durban bureau chief
3 min read

Love is zol you need: Pip-pip and all that to hemp seeds

Having a high old time with the latest health food fad

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

Grog, glitz, glam, superstars ... er, scotch that last one

It’s always a hoot for spectators, but the Nedbank Golf Challenge needs to get out of the austerity trap

Liam Del Carme
Journalist
1 min read

It would take guts for irritable pedants to digest two dots

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Like us, orangutans are handy with alarms and fishing

New study reinforces that it is unsurprising we share 97% DNA with our endangered friends

Tanya Farber
Journalist
2 min read

Young men crumbling under the weight of muscle mania

Dieting, steroids, binge drinking and depression dog young men who are obsessed with their muscles

Claire Keeton
Journalist
3 min read

Goodbye, Boyz, and thanks for all the grated hits

Beyond the platitudes, as Boyzone bow out they reveal the bleaker reality of life in a manufactured band

By Neil McCormick
5 min read

Heroes for the real world: the marvel of Stan Lee’s genius

The Daily Telegraph obituary celebrates the creator of a timeless superhero universe

By The Daily Telegraph
8 min read

No mere flight of fancy: Son of airport cleaner becomes a pilot

Visits to his father’s workplace at OR Tambo as a child nurtured a dream that would later come true

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
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