Saturday, May 18 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

News FREE

Selfish gratification: teaching kids about masturbation is a woke thing

Our government is determined to be seen as modern, but really should focus on teaching our kids how to read

4 min read
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Cyril must act now and act quickly, while the Zuma wolves are circling

Now, at the beginning of his tenure, Ramaphosa has the most power he will ever have. He must use it

4 min read
Ideas FREE

All that sparkles is not gold: Champagne burst my bubble

It was in this French jewel that I found myself in the dismal, backwards, provincial South Africa of my youth

5 min read

Bookmarks: Mom lied, there’s a monster under your bed

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
8 min read
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BLF hit by funding home truth in fight for Brooklyn house

Election-battered Black First Land First has been forced to pull out of its court fight to occupy the property

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
2 min read
World FREE

Record 23rd Everest climb is like a regular day at the office for sherpa

Extraordinary climber Kami Rita Sherpa ‘did not even know you could set records’

By AFP
2 min read
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‘They left me for days with my dead baby inside me’

Mom recalls her stillbirth ordeal in which nursing staff refused to let her hold her son's body in a final farewell

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
4 min read
Sport FREE

World Cup: The yearning is burning, the ache isn’t fake

There’s one way, and only one way, to draw the sting of 1999 in Edgbaston: win the damn tournament already

Telford Vice
Journalist
4 min read
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Raising the baa: backlash over gay farmer ‘not as bad as expected’

The first gay contestant on 'Boer Soek ‘n Vrou' elicited predictably negative comments, but they are not in the majority

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
2 min read

Puree pleasure: Smooth your way to the perfect hummus

Anatolian recipe with pine nuts is a real humdinger

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

Stuck for ideas for dinner? If you’ve got a phone, no probs

Call up and get a great supper combo-kit of ingredients and recipes delivered by SuzelleDIY and UCOOK

By Andrea Nagel
2 min read

Trust us, there’s a great deal going on in secondhand cars

Peer-to-peer vehicle finance venture by RCS joins a busy field dominated by AutoTrader and WeBuyCars

By Londiwe Buthelezi
1 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