Saturday, December 15 2018

The Eclectic Long Weekend


ANALYSIS: The Guptas are plotting to capture SA all over again

Looking back at the state capture probe, it’s clear the Guptas think they can dupe us back into their clutches

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

ANALYSIS: How the timeshare report affects you

The National Consumer Commission has drawn up a list of ways to wipe the dazzlingly fake smile off the industry's face

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Matric exam markers caught drunk on job

What happens to examiners who hit the bottle? Eight of them found out

Prega Govender
3 min read

The clean eating fad has a lot of dirty secrets

Just because it looks good on Instagram doesn't mean it's good for us or the planet

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

The most powerful gifts are wrapped in selflessness

Every act of giving changes the world for the better - without them SA would be much poorer

4 min read

In the era of Trump and Malema, truth and journalism drift apart

Between yelling demagogues and rage-tweeting oligarchs, it’s increasingly hard for journos to wield their vital weapon

Tom Eaton
4 min read

Oranje blanje blasted: Old flag ‘is hate speech’

It is too hurtful to be on public display, says the government

Karyn Maughan
3 min read

Secrets, threats, controversy: The El Chapo trial one month in

The Mexican drug kingpin's trial has been loaded with twists and turns, and it's only just begun

4 min read

Tax the rich to grow the middle class, but find a middle ground

How do you tax the rich without blunting the spearhead they create to drive economic growth?

By Mark Barnes
5 min read

Son rising: Rugby turns a blind eye to nepotism

The latest case at the Sharks reminds us that why sound rugby decisions shouldn’t be clouded by family matters

3 min read

Prisons are ‘ticking time bombs’ over parole hearing delays

Prisoners warn they will riot if correctional services and parole board members don't settle their admin squabble

Graeme Hosken
4 min read

Fuschia of style: 10 lessons the from British Fashion Awards

The awards for the nattily dressed took place on Monday

By Victoria Moss
2 min read

She was orphaned at 16, now has a PhD in neuroscience

After her parents died of Aids she beat the odds to put herself and her sisters through school

Alex Patrick
5 min read

How a fruit-loving San artist is linked to the pesky fly in your bowl

The San’s taste for marulas was key to setting fruit flies on course to global domination, according to scientists

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Pud a lid on it: Think twice before scoffing that mince pie

We hate to be a Scrooge, but it takes longer than you think to work off those festive treats, experts warn

By Sarah Knapton
3 min read

There will no edition of Times Select on the public holiday on Monday, December 17.



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