Saturday, March 2 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Talk about a revolution: this is how much bull Mabuza needs to get by

His load-shedding views were a lie, but what a shit-show his take on the Fourth Industrial Revolution was

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

My views on ‘real’ chocolate will truffle a few feathers

Those exquisitely packaged fruited fondant or fudgy pastes are not chocolate, they’re just fancy sweeties

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read
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A sniff at designer perfume prices reveals a stench

Designer fragrances differ from their cheaper ‘smell-alikes’ in their pricing than actual quality

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Cyril, why don’t you give the new NPA boss some teeth?

Ramaphosa has nothing to lose and everything to gain by letting loose the dogs of war on the scoundrels 

By Peter Bruce
4 min read

The movie that made cubicle rats quit their daily grind

Cult 1999 comedy ‘Office Space’ had a real-life effect on the workplace, never mind inspiring Ricky Gervais

By Michael Hogan
12 min read
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Fungus and burial: a match made in eco-heaven

Design Indaba speaker gives food for thought on what we should do with our bodies after we die

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read
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Deadly medicine: when ‘science’ justifies racism and murder

A chilling exhibition on eugenics has touched the lives of over 6,000 South Africans

Tanya Farber
Journalist
7 min read
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We can’t lay undead hokum to rest, but we can ring the bell on bunkum

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read
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Dad and wife murders: Banker says case not proved

Accused former Bank of Athens boss Vincenzo Pietropaolo moves to have some charges dropped

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read
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Peril on ice: SA captain tells of Antarctic ordeal

Captain who steered SA Agulhus II out of danger while looking for wreck says it all began in his Umlazi home

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
3 min read
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Test icicles form around those frozen out by Kolpak contracts

Duanne Olivier was the 42nd SA player to sign a Kolpak deal, thereby he is ineligible for international selection

Telford Vice
Journalist
3 min read

Vodacom can’t simply reverse the charges on its bad call

Plans to charge customers for its data bundle rollover service shocked the public and fed social media hysteria

By Nick Hedley
1 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