Saturday, December 22 2018

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Is Jacob Zuma really this rubbish as a crook?

Either uBaba has a huge fortune squirrelled away, or he is the most incompetent crook in the history of criminality

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

You could be driving into a Christmas nightmare

A labour dispute affecting driver's licences means 90,000 motorists are headed for a nasty surprise at a roadblock

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read

‘It’s not fair’: Why Motshekga came to Zille’s defence

It's not as if he was using them to DJ, but to teach poor pupils - and he should be applauded, insists minister

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
2 min read

ANALYSIS: Zuma and Juju are besties again. What's going on?

They were pals, then sworn enemies, and are now pals again because they share a common enemy

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

From Trump to Malema, this is the age of the hypocrite

As he shouts pay back the money but finds a cushy lifestyle for himself, Malema is echoing a global trend

4 min read

ANALYSIS: Was it stupid to ban Chicken Licken ad?

Banning the TV ad - an 'absolutely stupid' move - compounds the problem the regulator is trying to solve, say experts

By Katharine Child and Nico Gous
5 min read

For a good Claus: What to feed a new-age Santa

Forget the eggnog. Here's how you can do your bit to keep health-conscious Santa energised on his big night

By Tymon Smith
3 min read

Law and disorder: Judges and advocates under siege at high court

The Johannesburg Bar has threatened legal action if the justice department does not improve security at the court

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read

You can bank on that nasty early-debit-order surprise

Banks do it every December to catch the early pay day - but not everyone gets their salary early

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Stunt woman who lost her arm sues for R40m

She claims several people were to blame for horror accident while filming a scene from 'Resident Evil'

Nico Gous
Journalist
3 min read

‘Sandpapergate’ scandal dominates cricketing year

As heads rolled following Australian cricket's worst scandal, England had reason to celebrate a pretty good year

By Amlan Chakraborty
3 min read

At least SA soccer doesn’t have a Raheem Sterling problem

There's a lot wrong with SA football, but nothing close to the filthy, racist saga surrounding the Man City player

Telford Vice
Journalist
9 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