Saturday, November 24 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

What the Dickens?! Long-lost portrait of writer found in SA

Small painting discovered in KZN portrays Charles Dickens as he looked when he wrote 'A Christmas Carol'

By Anita Singh
3 min read

Shivers in big four as Capitec gets into business banking

Purchase of Mercantile, serving small and medium-sized businesses, is a coup for the consumer bank

By Warren Thompson
1 min read

What Momentum - and SA - sorely need is some big-picture thinking

Small-picture reasoning only leads to unwanted publicity, reputational damage and loss of revenue

Jonathan Jansen
Columnist
4 min read

Consumers fight back against Momentum - and win

Insurer backs down after public outcry, decides to pay hijack victim's wife in full - even though it didn't have to

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

The real story of Black Friday is lost in the myths of time

Whatever its origins, you can't escape it - but there is a cure, thanks to a guy who sold harpsichords

Sue de Groot
Journalist
4 min read

Brutal farm attack rocks family, but they won’t let robbers have final say

They endured a gruelling ordeal of abuse and gunfire that left dad near death, but kids are still writing exams

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read

Now and zen you really need to get away from it all

Loosen up at the two-day Yoga Flow Full Moon Safari

By Pearl Boshomane Tsotetsi
3 min read

What next for the mini-me trend? Matching babygros?

Is it stylish to dress your children up to match yourself, or, for pity’s sake, dress yourself to match them? 

By Carolyn Asome
5 min read

Wake up, Gauteng, or you’ll end up like Cape Town

Forget the okay dam levels, the current heatwave and lack of rain pose a serious threat, say experts

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
3 min read

De Lille gives ANC a glimmer of hope to take back the Cape

Despite modest support, she will create at least the possibility of handing the province to the ruling party

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read

Bookmarks: Magnificently unpleasant fake history

A fortnightly look at books and writers

By Andrew Donaldson
8 min read

When the boxing bug strikes, you’re knocked out for life

For a boxing tragic like me, it’s just a hook and a jab from one hot corner of the global ring to another

Telford Vice
Journalist
6 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