Saturday, April 27 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

What made Danie Gerber the best Springbok ever? Football

SA rugby would be played a lot better at the elite level if kids had the option to learn soccer skills at school

Craig Ray
Journalist
3 min read

Ace has been stellenbosched, but his Hermanus lie was hugely impressive

While not a patch on the pompous Mbeki-era lies, I have some grudging respect for Magashule’s B-grade effort

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

ANALYSIS: Hold your horses, Time. Cyril isn’t all that influential ... yet

Time magazine categorising him as one of the world's most influential people is perhaps rather generous

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

Racist medical myths persist with SA’s diseased apartheid mentality

A study on TB and coloured women shows the medical fraternity still links race or ethnicity to a particular affliction

4 min read

Death, devastation and heartbreak rain down in KZN

Death toll stands at 32 but experts say the figure is expected to rise as torrential rains batter the province

By Times Select Reporters
4 min read

Marked for a life: get a free tattoo to show you’re an organ donor

A new campaign uses needles and ink to help people show they intend to make that lifesaving decision

Alex Patrick
Journalist
5 min read

EasyEquities: A tough gig, but the band plays on

Purple Group’s simple-to-use investing platform is rocking, although shareholders still await break-even

By Marc Hasenfuss
1 min read

Private school slammed over entrance test

Dad says that, based on the results of the Joburg Curro school test, his son shouldn't even be able to spell his name

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

If you think the Loch Ness Monster is a dinosaur, blame fossil hunters

Experts point to mass illusion where people attribute any unexplained shape to dinosaurs, thanks to discovery of fossils

By Sarah Knapton
2 min read

Amcu: Should we be delighted to see the back of this lot?

Perhaps not. While Amcu is radical and drives a strong populist line, more fiery unions are waiting to step in

By Allan Seccombe
1 min read

Marvellous stuff: Avengers kick butt to the very end

The last in a series of 22 features is a pop-art triumph

By Robbie Collin
4 min read

All bar none but me: When it’s time to call time on the pub

While United got their backsides kicked, I didn’t want to watch Mancunians’ inhumanity to Mancunians

Telford Vice
Journalist
6 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