Saturday, July 13 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Sport FREE

You didn’t choose James Small as a friend, he chose you

What we saw on the rugby field  was not the full picture of a complex and occasionally tormented man

Craig Ray
Journalist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Zondo’s blueprint for how to invade and occupy Mzansi

Any foreign power wishing to annex SA and add it to its territory needs only to unleash the following blitzkrieg

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
News FREE

Retrenchment in SA is ‘one of the gravest situations in the world’

SA has more jobless people than Germany, Poland and the US combined - and it's getting worse

3 min read

SA Wealth Report: Wow, these lawyers are rolling in the stuff

Of the total $649bn of wealth in private hands in SA, some $275bn is owned by just 41,000 people

By Chris Gilmour
3 min read
News FREE

Miracles, heroes in Worcester: big blast shakes a small town

The fact that no one died in the gas tanker explosion in the middle of town is a wonder, say firefighters

Aron Hyman
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Monkeys, gorillas, racist jokes: What’s up with cops’ WhatsApp group?

Cape cops allegedly exchange ill-advised comment about colleagues. Now the department is looking into it

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Private schools don’t have to pay huge municipal rates after high court win

Up until now, Durban had them in the same category as profit-making businesses even though the law forbids this

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

How to stop your child’s curiosity being killed by school

Learning really does begin at home, and parents need to reinforce their children's thirst for knowledge

4 min read
World FREE

Oh love that will not let me go: The living death of Vincent Lambert

After a decade in a vegetative state, with his parents fighting to keep his life-support on, he has been allowed to die

By AFP
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Sometimes you have to go far away to get close to your feelings

When I was on Crete, a woman vanished. My reaction to the news was nothing like what it would have been in SA

4 min read

Lab-grown meat by the ton won’t fill hungry tummies

It’s more likely to provide an extra protein meal a day for a hipster than for someone who actually needs it

By Andrea Burgener
3 min read

Bookmarks: Love, sex, class, guts, blood and melancholy

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
10 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