Saturday, May 11 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

ANC is shedding but the DA is all GOOD: the post-election state of play

From the big players to the microscopic particle-parties, this is what the results tell us so far

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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My hero, soul mate and I voted for happily-ever-after

It was 25 years ago, the world was full with possibility and the voting queues were long - it was a perfect day

5 min read

Fear and clothing: All het up about making a little cross

A weekly reverie on the vagaries and charms of fashion

2 min read
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ANALYSIS: Is Cyril in charge? Will he tackle ANC thugs? Well, don’t ask him

He failed to reassure voters that he will tackle his enemies, and that his agenda, not corruption, will triumph

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read
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‘I vote for a better life’: 116-year-old

SA’s oldest voter recalls his life in apartheid SA, when he could only hope to one day make his mark for Mandela

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Our romantic fate was SWANK when we switched to tweet nothings

Messaging has freed us from a lot of anxiety, but we've lost much with the demise of handwritten letters

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Just for the record: Vintage gold-dust from the archives

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
11 min read

Investors whack Steinhoff but real pain comes with accounts

Share price falls 20% on Thursday after a quarter of a trillion rand in ‘accounting irregularities’ are revealed

By Warren Thompson
1 min read
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Favourite ‘ancestor’ is erased from the family tree - again

Australopithecus sediba has been demoted as our relative

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read

Excuse me, nurse, is that a lion they just wheeled past?

A big cat called Chaos needs radiation treatment, and a Pretoria human hospital is the only place available

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
2 min read
World FREE

Our survival may be underground. Let that sink in

We're losing arable land at an alarming rate, but scientists say going below the surface could help feed the planet

By AFP
3 min read
Sport FREE

Hashim Amla: The rock of SA’s batting is in a hard place

Veteran batsman is ‘desperate, in a good way’ to regain form for World Cup, says batting coach Benkenstein

Telford Vice
Journalist
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