Saturday, June 8 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Patience, SA! Cyril will get there in the end

Cuts here, concessions there, doing things little by little is what it will take to get rid of the Zuma detritus

4 min read

No sign of a New Dawn, but here’s one more No 2 left by No 1

The plunge in GDP is like a goodbye gift from Zuma, although he can't take all the credit for this turd

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

By the rivers of babble-on, there I sat down

People are the worst, I thought. People should just shut the hell up. Then I thought again

5 min read

We all triumph in the sharing of miles and minds

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
4 min read

Clueless newbie climbers ‘drive up Everest death toll’

Top climber describes 'absolute beginners' at Base Camp, who plan to attempt summit without even basic skills

By Kate Kelland
3 min read

Icon of the avant-garde: The Labia cinema turns 70

The Cape Town landmark has a history of defying age, class and cultural boundaries - and its ethos is undimmed

By Georgia Carter
3 min read

Wiese’s Shoprite share bid flops, but is it really over?

Perhaps the minorities who blocked his share repurchase scheme shouldn't celebrate just yet

By Giulietta Talevi
1 min read

Uber’s in deep water – and it’s pretty damn cool

Now you can hail a ScUber Down Under, and help protect the Great Barrier Reef

By Katharynn Kesselaar
2 min read

It’s tiaras at dawn as beauty fights for booty

Pageant queen dethroned when she asked where the promised R500k worth of 'amazing prizes' were

Shain Germaner
Journalist
2 min read

Chess piece kept in a drawer for 50 years is worth R18m

Family learns the little medieval 'trinket' is part of the Lewis Chessmen, a famous hoard of 93 objects

By Gareth Davies
4 min read

Just for the record: Take your Pik of the Staples

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
9 min read

The big banks’ sudden price cuts expose a bundle of nerves

There is no doubt these are defensive moves in reaction to stiffening competition

By Londiwe Buthelezi
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