Saturday, March 30 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Thanks IMF and UCT, but your reports are hardly an education

The former's paper on the state of SA education and the latter's racism report are unoriginal and ineffectual

5 min read

Afcon: Cool, we’ve qualified, but now the real sweat begins

What are the most pressing issues for Bafana ahead of their return to the continental stage in June?

By Nick Said and Mark Gleeson
4 min read

US cuts R5bn off funding for SA’s ‘suboptimal’ HIV scheme

Wake-up call as US finds fundamental problems with HIV programme despite massive funding for treatment

4 min read

This is how humans reduced 1,000 Knysna elephants to just one

A new study, the first of its kind, looks into the decline of the forest elephants, and comes up with three hypotheses

Tanya Farber
Journalist
4 min read

‘No way home’: the human face of a Moz buckled by Idai

Already stretched hospitals cannot cope as toll is set to hit 1,000 and cholera and other diseases are 'inevitable'

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
2 min read

Who needs Eskom when you’ve got a hurricane lamp?

Wind, water and light inform this lantern’s elegant, mercurial aesthetic, turning it into a work of art

By Mila Crewe-Brown
1 min read

Curious case of dodgy dollars in a mystery safe

The Hawks were summoned after a man skidded into a KZN police station with a fanciful tale and a mysterious lockbox

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
2 min read

Who exactly are the anti-vaxxers? The answer will surprise you

Researchers mined a vicious campaign on a medical Facebook page. Their findings were unexpected

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read

Another masterstroke by ‘Indiana Jones of art’ returns stolen Picasso

Cops had closed the case ages ago, but detective tracks it down after a four-year journey into the Dutch underworld

By AFP
4 min read

Meet the latest dagga-infused treat - just don’t say high

The creator of Jelly Beans is pumping them with CBD oil but not, sadly for some, psychoactive THC

By Sanet Oberholzer
1 min read

‘Construction mafia threatens to topple SA’s economy’

Contractors, developers in constant fear as they claim they remain at the mercy of Delangokubona Business Forum

Orrin Singh
Journalist
6 min read

Ka-ching! Sun International’s sneaky little big earner

SunSlots was not viewed as a potential trump card, but it’s outperforming all of Sun’s casino properties

By Marc Hasenfuss
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