Saturday, May 4 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

The heat is on Ace so he’s trying to stay out of jail Zuma-style

Magashule is running a desperate victimhood campaign because Cyril's clean-up drive is headed his way

4 min read

ANALYSIS: ANC’s coalition puzzler - will Malema beret the hatchet?

He's poised to score at the polls, so there will be coalition talks. The big question is: what, exactly, does he want?

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

EXPLAINER: What exactly is hate speech and does it apply to old SA flag?

Nelson Mandela Foundation and AfriForum duke it out in court over banning of flag. These are their arguments

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read

Amazing disgrace: Why SA churches are turning to the Book of Actors

Several people have admitted being paid to enact 'miracles'. Why do congregations allow themselves to be duped?

6 min read

Besieged waste pickers live in fear

Caught between rival protection gangs, they are told to pay a ‘protection fee’ or die

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
3 min read

She fights for a future amid the filth

Philiswa Vamanda dreamt of being a nurse, but now lives on a rubbish dump, risking her life to care for her family

Jackie Clausen
Journalist
2 min read

Tesla in a spin as it falls deep into the red - but Musk is unfazed

He says he may need to raise funds as electric car maker suffers a $702m loss in the first three months of 2019

By Matthew Field, Hannah Boland and Olivia Rudgard
5 min read

How to make people go nuts for goggas and sweet on veggies

If you want to encourage better eating habits,  emphasise flavour, not health benefits, researchers say

By Ellen Wulfhorst
4 min read

Why the Semenya ruling is a blatantly, brutally personal attack on her

Basic human rights have now been rendered as secondary to athletic ambitions. In 2019, this is unacceptable

By Oliver Brown
4 min read

How the IAAF decided Semenya isn’t allowed to be the way she was born

The testosterone ruling - described as a 'necessary discrimination' - could ruin the careers of intersex athletes

6 min read

I don’t have to be what you want me to be: Caster carries on Ali’s fight

Her plight has caught the mood of a black world out of patience with a white world deciding who and what she is

Telford Vice
Journalist
4 min read

What a great streaming pile Showmax has put together

Five winning international series to stream in May

By Kevin Kriedemann
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