Saturday, April 6 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

ANALYSIS: Magashule has an ace up his sleeve, and Cyril knows it

Magashule is firmly in control of the ANC, and is consolidating the fightback campaign against Ramaphosa

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

Before you judge, put yourself in Duarte’s (terrifying) place

Spare a thought for a woman who risked her life for freedom and then sold her soul for a place at the trough

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SA Rugby runs into static as Icasa tinkers with free-to-air

Nearly 60% of income is earned from broadcast revenue – take that away and the game is sunk

Craig Ray
Journalist
3 min read

In a smoke-filled suitcase with a snake, I tried to deal with catastrophe

How I found myself in Drunkard's Alley, covered in firewater, is thanks to an odd investor who says it’s good for me

6 min read

‘Vrot’ rosé row causes a Crackling headache

Liquor store owner alleges ‘worm-like’ objects found in Distell’s bottles have destroyed his business. Court will decide

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read

Online banking glitch sees couple R850,000 richer

But the windfall was fleeting as judge doesn't believe their claim they gave the cash back to a now-dead bank manager

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
4 min read

Gucci-coo: R1.6m gold dummy, cashmere tops await royal baby

The booming luxury baby goods market is being given a diamond-encrusted helping hand by Harry and Meghan

By Jayson Mansaray and Marie-Louise Gumuchian
2 min read

Sapu head ‘beaten’, arrested after damning letter alleges top-cop graft

Union suspects sinister motive behind arrest after he writes to Ramaphosa and Bheki Cele on SAPS corruption

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
5 min read

I was 42 before I realised what my ‘hidden disability’ was

Being diagnosed with dyspraxia explained all the strange symptoms I had suffered since my youth

By Clare Empson
6 min read

Dead on the vine: Cape farmer in a grape deal of bother

SA court says Eddie Redelinghuys must obey US ruling to destroy his vines after being bust illegally growing them

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
3 min read

That crazy old sun doesn’t seem to feature in SA thinking

Disgrace that SA is not planning to make more use of an environmentally friendly, abundant natural resource

By Allan Seccombe
1 min read

Fannies, cretins, tiny todgers and monkeys with arthritis

Some of the nicer things rock stars say about each other

By James Lachno
22 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