Saturday, June 22 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

SA’s youth don’t need patronising speeches. They need action

Young people have been counting more and more broken promises, and their angry army is growing

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

I’ll take 11 Malian women over our withered whiners any day

They might never win anything, but how beautiful is this world for having this miraculous cricket team in it

7 min read

Youth Day is nothing to celebrate - we have failed the young

Just look at the job stats. No wonder young South Africans showed politicians the finger at the polls

4 min read

Holy mole-rat! Ugly critters could help fight pain

They get a bad rap, but a new study shows they're impervious to certain types of pain

Shain Germaner
Journalist
4 min read

‘It lifted my baby into the air and slammed her into the fence’

It's the time of year when crowned eagles strike fear into the hearts of people who own small pets

Alex Patrick
Journalist
2 min read

I left the world for seven years. Here’s a list of how it’s changed

What the hell is ‘humblebragging’? And how did we all becomes slaves of wifi?

By Miranda Levy
5 min read

Gloria Vanderbilt: Born into fortune, but not self-pity

She was known for flings with stars, but there were many sides to the heiress, one of them unspeakably tragic

By Daily Telegraph obituary
8 min read

They wrote it this week: Roasted royalty and a back-stabbing sister

Extracts from diaries and letters written between June 17 and June 23

Robin Crouch
Journalist
9 min read

‘Drag queen’ kid defies labels to teach educators about queer youth

'Gender creative' Keegan puts spotlight on how teachers are finding better ways to address kids like him

By Daniel Trotta and Amanda Voisard
4 min read

Rebel press beware the angry Mexican elected to high orifice

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

BULL’S EYE: We don’t have the crystal balls for risk

Just when asset managers should be chasing growth, they're backing into dreary, dependable territory

By Jeremy Thomas
3 min read

The Proteas’ crash, Bangladesh, and what the hell really happened

The SA cricketers may not deserve sympathy, but we can at least feel a little empathy for them

Telford Vice
Journalist
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