Saturday, February 2 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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ANALYSIS: Why we’re doomed to bad leaders, and why you’re also to blame

The rot has been exposed, but don’t expect apathetic SA to shout 'treason' – we're too tolerant of corruption

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read
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Hardcore prawn: How Bosasa made fishy money

Bosasa’s former CFO has revealed all on how the company used a Krugersdorp prawn farm to launder cash

Amil Umraw
Journalist
5 min read
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Return of Casspir, the ghost of apartheid past

eThekwini metro cops have revived the apartheid symbol to help quell ongoing protests

3 min read
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Why an alien rolled an apartheid death machine over a banana

There are two pretty sensible reasons to blow R23m on ultra-militarised Casspirs that are synonymous with apartheid

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Why old piles of rocks are the next big thing on SA’s heritage trail

SA's mysterious fish traps are finally getting the recognition they deserve

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
4 min read
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Battle to contain rampant wildfires gets a stellar boost

New web-based system uses satellites to work out how quickly a fire is likely to spread

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
2 min read
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Brekking news: breakfast isn’t the most important meal after all

It might not be a good strategy for weight loss - in fact, you could end up weighing more, new research reveals

By Laura Donnelly
4 min read
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Chicken Licken advert: Colonialism? What colonialism?

Times Select sits in on appeal hearing where ad agency defends the controversial Big Mjohnana advert

5 min read
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The buzz is bust: Buzzfeed’s fall red-flags digital future

Once described as 'the most important news organisation in world' it is cutting jobs across the globe

By Christopher Williams
4 min read
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What would you do with a huge, venomous spider in your garden?

This KZN couple befriended it, and made a discovery about it that has changed their lives

Nivashni Nair
Journalist
3 min read
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Life’s a pitch for Evan Flint, from Newlands to Wanderers

End of a 10-year era in Cape Town as grounds manager leaves the wicket for Wednesday’s ODI to fresh hands

Telford Vice
Journalist
2 min read

Fear and clothing: What? Has someone lost their marbles?

A weekly reverie on the vagaries and charms of fashion

4 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