Saturday, June 29 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Wondering why so many SA municipalities are clueless? This is why

Auditor-general's report gets to the nub of why so many of us are living in atrociously run towns and cities

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
3 min read

Our supernatural AG is somehow still sane. Lord knows how

Year after year, Makwetu has to confront the horror story that is SA's municipal finances

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

Good news for ANC and DA municipalities, but coalitions? Not so much

Only 12 municipalities got clean audits. Two mayors tell us how they managed it

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
4 min read

Homeless shelter baas: ‘We install order through the sjambok’

Times Select visits the Pretoria homeless shelter hijacked by a rogue committee that reports to a taxi association

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
6 min read

Guppies are so last week, may we interest you in a tattooed fish?

Pet store owners describe it as painless paintwork, but critics say it's 'absolutely bloody atrocious'

Alex Patrick
Journalist
2 min read

The dung beetle: So much more than just a poo roller

These overlooked heroes have a multifaceted GPS system, researchers find

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read

Cyril’s grand plans and big bailouts won’t solve SA’s problems

Growth, investment and consumer confidence won’t come out of a committee, panel or strategy document

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

Smart cities, bullet trains are one man’s fantasy, not a nation’s comfort

Ramaphosa was supposed to restore the faith of an exhausted people, but we got something much more alarming

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Depressed about Cyril’s Sona? Well, SA could have it a lot worse

The world needs good leaders more than ever, but it's got trigger-happy Trump and Boris the buffoon - and Putin

4 min read

Hope and pay: MultiChoice tangled in the digital net

Slow to move with the times, the pay-TV operator is feeling the sting of the digital revolution

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

Specialist degrees are worthless - kids need to learn on the job

A general BA degree is a must, but before they're bombarded with facts, put them in a work-learning space

4 min read

SPORTS DAY: Cricket SA gears up for an almighty purge

Your roundup of the sporting news of the day

David Isaacson
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