Friday, April 19 2019

The Eclectic Long Weekend

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

News FREE

Unborn baby’s spine op is a first for Africa

'Emotional' moment for SA-born doctor as he leads procedure on 25-week-old foetus with spina bifida

5 min read
Ideas FREE

The Ace I knew: a courteous, concerned and committed premier

My positive experience of Magashule starkly contrasts with the corruption claims - but they must be tested in court

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Security agencies should be firewalled against meddling to fend off capture

The Zuma legacy remains entrenched and institutions are still vulnerable to political interference

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
6 min read
News FREE

Nuts! That showy male is making up for small balls

The smaller a primate's testicles, the larger its secondary sexual characteristics, but how does it apply to humans?

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read
World FREE

Notre Dame ‘will rise from the ashes’ - these famous buildings did

The Paris landmark is not alone in suffering a massive calamity, but, as with these notable buildings, there is hope

By Hugh Morris
5 min read
News FREE

ANALYSIS: A cocktail for death - why murder is up in SA

Urban Safety report highlights the best focus areas for interventions to stop the mayhem

Tanya Farber
Journalist
4 min read
World FREE

Arrogance, insults, faeces on a wall: how Assange outstayed his welcome

After seven years in the Ecuador embassy, the WikiLeaks founder's 'overbearing narcissism' finally took its toll

By Harry de Quetteville
6 min read

Disney’s plan to take on Netflix is no Mickey Mouse move

Investors welcome the powerhouse's entry into the streaming market, as chairperson Bob Iger signals his exit

By Christopher Williams and Olivia Feld
2 min read
News FREE

Holy micro! Plastic bits found on pristine mountains. How?

SA scientists’ shocking findings and their implications have reverberated around the world

By Guy Rogers
3 min read

EL James is back, and a titter ran through the crowd

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
9 min read

Hunt is on to find the most fun this Easter weekend

From Easter egg hunts to gin and chocolate pairings, the long weekend has something in store for every taste

By Sanet Oberholzer
2 min read
Sport FREE

Oh dear Fifa, you’d better fix this messy African problem

The past four years have seen football engulfed in lewd scandals, the latest being CAF corruption allegations

Mark Gleeson
Soccer writer
2 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