Saturday, January 19 2019

The Eclectic Weekend


A soutpiel’s tale: My weekend in Schweizer-Reneke

Last week's saga at a Schweizer-Reneke school brought back memories of a weekend spent in the town in 1996

By Jonathan Ancer
4 min read

Don't just scapegoat the teacher. Fix the whole, rotten system

Schweizer-Reneke saga was a missed opportunity for taking corrective measures to rehabilitate an institution

4 min read

Gillette has blasphemed against men – thank God

When people get this angry about an ad it means they're afraid and, let's face it, these men have a lot to be afraid of

Tom Eaton
4 min read

Bombshell witness breaks open Bosasa bribe bonanza

The former Bosasa COO delivered explosive – and unexpected – testimony on Wednesday at the state capture inquiry

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
3 min read

How Denis the gardener became ‘The Menace’ in the ring

Denis Mwale came to SA as a gardener and is now living his dream as a professional boxer

Alex Patrick
4 min read

Why was Roedean’s principal suspended? The truth is starting to emerge

The board of the posh Joburg school denies it has anything to do with two controversial incidents last year

Prega Govender
4 min read

Bookmarks: Rorke’s Drift and the mark of Caine

A fortnightly look at books and writers

By Andrew Donaldson
13 min read

‘I’m going back to church’: lightning hits pals

One moment they were fishing at Loskop Dam in Middelburg, the next a bolt from the blue sent them flying

6 min read

Red-haired rebels: The female Pre-Raphaelites

There was a sisterhood in the genre that produced works as impressive as their better-known brothers

By Hannah Furness
2 min read

Zim crisis for dummies: What exactly is going on and why

A blow-by-blow on why it's the biggest challenge Mnangagwa has faced so far, and will be difficult to fix

By MacDonald Dzirutwe
5 min read

Edcon: We know it’s all over the shop but is it really over?

Beloved clothes retailer is 90 years old and in a mess. Can anyone stop the old dear from hopping the twig?

By Chris Gilmour
3 min read

The man who built a global empire out of glass

Ronnie Lubner was the visionary, strategist and dealmaker behind the PG Group, but he also had a famously huge heart

By Chris Barron
5 min read



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