Saturday, May 25 2019

The Eclectic Weekend


Maybe the witches Zuma fears will cast a spell of justice

When he cries 'witch hunt', it's quite possible he means actual witches - no wonder he feels so badly persecuted

Tom Eaton
2 min read

A victim of law: The injustice of Davison murder charges

Dying individuals’ constitutional rights have not been appropriately recognised in our law

By Willem Landman
5 min read

Happy ‘weirdos’: Family swaps city stress for camper van adventure

Home schooling, a tight squeeze and engine problems didn't put a damper on road trip of a lifetime

3 min read

Tim-for-tat: Apple is a pawn ready for China to weaponise

This explains why the US tech giant has strongly opposed Trump’s aggressive actions against China on trade

By Robin Pagnamenta
4 min read

To fly at this World Cup, we need superstars in the wings

And we've got them: Aiden Markram, Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius and Tabraiz Shamsi are raring to go

Telford Vice
3 min read

Tarantino at Cannes channels hype-master Hitchcock

Director echoes the old master’s plea for no spoilers, and takes a bow after a six-minute standing ovation

By Tymon Smith
3 min read

Riaan Stassen: Capitec built from scratch, and now what?

He launched unarguably the most innovative financial model in SA, and leaves with some trenchant thoughts

By Giulietta Talevi
4 min read

Horse-and-cart gang leaves family sick as a parrot

Owner says the brazen theft of Suzie was a ‘hit’ as security footage shows bird-nappers in action

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Oh woe! That was a dagger in the gut of a once-great series

It killed off its most dangerous villain three episodes from the end, then ‘Game of Thrones’ fell sadly apart

By Michael Deacon
8 min read

French mayor decides it takes free Viagra to raise a village

With falling birth rates, Jean Debouzy decided to take the bull by the horns

By Henry Samuel
1 min read

The naked truth: are diners fed up with Jamie Oliver?

Overexpansion may be just one reason for the collapse of the celebrity chef’s restaurant empire

By Oliver Gill
3 min read

Head over heart: 80-year-old’s resilience leads to Transplant Games

Johan Roos realised in 1999 he had a second shot at life - now he's training for the world stage

By Stender Von Oehsen
2 min read



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