Saturday, March 16 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Fall of construction giant Group 5 ‘is the government’s fault’

Thousands of jobs on the line as firm's business rescue bodes ill for SA's ability to take on large building projects

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read

‘We’ll fight the church if it appeals gay marriage ruling’

So say the people who helped overturn a decision by the NGK not to recognise same-sex unions

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read

SA is so used to crime, we don’t even expect it to be punished

From murder and rape to Zuma and the Guptas – these things are becoming normalised and they need to be crushed

4 min read

Here’s to another quarter century of skelfish, toss-potting joy

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
2 min read

Forget-me-nots: how I dementia-proofed my life

After her diagnosis she faced a life of adapting, so this author set about finding ways to overcome her new challenges

By Wendy Mitchell
7 min read

Pity the poor Kolpak refugees as politics bowls a bouncer

Abbott, Rossouw and Olivier were in national reckoning when they were bitten by the Brexit bug. So now what?

3 min read

Elderly witness surprises Packham murder trial

Witness says anxious man resembling Packham sped off in a car similar to his wife's but with missing plates

3 min read

This is the real deal the UK needs: Theresa May needs to exit

The PM's authority has been chipped away, and she is about to lose control of events, so she really should go

By Philip Johnston
6 min read

What the hang? Artist finds stolen work in auction

Reputable auction house gets egg on its face - twice - over stolen piece by Joburg artist

Tanya Farber
Journalist
2 min read

Rowan Atkinson ‘wouldn’t let anyone else be funny on Blackadder’

The funnyman's insecurities drove him to ensure nobody was as funny as he was, a co-star reveals

By Anita Singh
3 min read

We’re grounding the Boeing ... even though we don’t have to: Comair

Airline, facing backlash over decision to continue to operate its Boeing 737 MAX 8, has grounded its aircraft

By Graeme Hosken, Ernest Mabuza, AFP and Reuters
8 min read

Just for the record: When old age creeps up on you

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
9 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