Saturday, February 23 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

Do Cyril and Tito dare break the racial quota taboo at Eskom?

Unrealisitic employment equity targets need to be up for discussion or we are doomed to darkness

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
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The great power robbery: on the trail of looted Eskom billions

Hawks and SIU follow river of cash that flowed out of SA - and it doesn't always lead to the Guptas

By Graeme Hosken and Katharine Child
3 min read
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Bosasa’s end means riots loom at SA’s most hardcore prisons

Correctional services department launches war room and activates emergency plans as fears of prison riots mount

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read
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No room for politics in Tito’s no-nonsense budget

And because he disregarded politics, he dared to tread where other finance ministers might not have

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
4 min read
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Some choice words about life’s choices

It all started when I realised I was turning into my grandmother, and before long I started turning into a beachball

7 min read
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Disabled CrossFit whizz does it all, and she’s only begun

‘Don’t pamper the impairment, challenge the ability’

Claire Keeton
Journalist
7 min read
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‘It was like a normal life, with bombs’: inside the mind of a jihadi bride

Their brains were warped by a barbarous ideology, but what were the motives of young women who joined Islamic State?

By Joe Shute
6 min read

Grave outlook: Death claims spike a blow to Discovery

Increase in high-value mortality claims at Discovery Life will reduce operating profit by 18%

By Warren Thompson
2 min read
Sport FREE

Caster’s running with a lightning rod into the coming storm

Who can tell Semenya she’s not a woman? No one. Because straight answers on the subject, like good men, are hard to find

Telford Vice
Journalist
8 min read
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Want to lose weight? HIIT it hard, say researchers

New study finds that shorter, more intense, training is better for weight loss – but there is no silver bullet

Claire Keeton
Journalist
2 min read

Bookmarks: A savage journey to the heart of HST’s gonzo

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
11 min read
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Banters, quiche those sweeteners goodbye: Noakes

The Banting guru has reversed his stance on sugar substitutes such as xylitol, isomalt and erythritol

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