Saturday, April 13 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

The black hole isn’t even a thing, but reminds us how little we know

This beautiful image, like each discovery we make, is a precious illumination of a vast, complicated truth

6 min read
Ideas FREE

Burning books is not protest, it’s an infantile effort to kill the truth

With echoes of the Nazis, the ANCYL’s plan to burn ‘Gangster State’ is a way to erase facts that challenge lies

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
News FREE

Cubs put cheetahs on the fast track to a wilder future

Arrival of Karoo-born trio a vital step towards boosting the gene pool of the wild population across SA

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Just for the record: By the time we get to Woodstock 2019

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
9 min read
News FREE

Hit or hijack? Why was Odette Barkhuizen killed?

As closing arguments in husband's trial continue, with only circumstantial evidence the full truth may never be revealed

Shain Germaner
Journalist
7 min read

Peace in a pod as SA talents take on Milan Design Week

The Sacrosanct pod incorporates some of the best works by local designers in a collaborative effort

By Sanet Oberholzer
1 min read
News FREE

Jail for Terrible Josters means joy for neighbours

Violence has dropped since these gang members were put behind bars - so that's where they'll remain, says judge

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
News FREE

Experts red-flag ‘superbug’ menace stalking hospitals

Drug-resistant fungal infections are said to be on the rise, particularly in private Gauteng hospitals

4 min read
Sport FREE

Ellis Park 2001: Crowd herded ‘like cattle going to the dip’

Football must not forget the 43 dead but the public needs to stand up for its rights too

Mark Gleeson
Soccer writer
3 min read

Nothing wrong with a positive spin on SA, but let’s not get carried away

While Jeremy Gardiner lures us with his buoyant predictions for the economy, reality brings us back down to Earth

By Chris Gilmour
3 min read
Ideas FREE

‘We’re not editors,’ insists Facebook’s news feed chief. Yeah, right

The same old paradox keeps popping up when John Hegeman talks about supporting users rather than directing them

By Laurence Dodds
7 min read
World FREE

‘Horse’ Facebook post comes back to bite angry ex-wife

Brit not allowed to leave Dubai after calling ex's new wife a horse online - and she wasn't even in the UAE at the time

By Jack Hardy
3 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