Saturday, January 5 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

CLASS OF 2018: Long walk in the dark no barrier to matric excellence

As the matric results are released, SA’s top pupils are showing they can achieve no matter the odds

4 min read

Class of 2018: The best just keep getting better

Private school pupils outdid the previous year's results in the Independent Examinations Board exams

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read

By the numbers: Why matric marks could grow on trees

A new study has suggested a more natural way of improving school marks in low-income schools

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read

Coming to the big scream: 2019’s political blockbusters

It's going to be an epic election year, so steel yourselves for these gems coming to a political theatre near you

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Politicians are going to try and divide us in 2019. We must resist

As we approach the elections, our politics is going to become even more conflictual and divisive

4 min read

Timeless gifts from a man who walked in the sky

Each Christmas for the next 14 years a little girl will unwrap a priceless present from a man she won’t remember meeting

4 min read

Cause they can: Generous Saffers give big

Empathetic donors gave R35m through crowdfunding platform BackaBuddy in 2018

Nivashni Nair
Journalist
3 min read

Why China is first class for SA teachers, warts and all

Part of the reason teachers are migrating is that China and other countries love South Africans too

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Engineers work around the clock to avert Benoni dam disaster

But one of them warns it could take months to deal with the 'ticking time bomb' at Middle Lake

Bongani Fuzile
Journalist
5 min read

Taxing questions remain as top Sars exec slips quietly off

Revenue service won't say why law enforcement head Mogola Makola resigned in mid-December

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read

Life’s a breach: After a year from hell, can Facebook refresh?

The social network suffered the greatest one-day stock market loss of any US company in history

By Laurence Dodds
8 min read

The long walk to free education

Students' trek from KZN to Union Buildings reminds Thuli Madonsela of Mahatma Gandhi

Nico Gous
Journalist
2 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