Saturday, July 20 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Zuma before Zondo: Too Gupta to be true

Former president's first day of testimony is a bizarre mix of paranoia, conspiracy theories and 'memory lapses'

Amil Umraw
Journalist
6 min read

So, Zuma is gatvol. Now he knows how SA felt about his presidency

After a vexing morning wrestling with paperwork, he complained that he was being cross-examined

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read

Ahem! What that frog in Zuma’s throat is really saying

His constant throat clearing is irritating, but body language experts say there is hidden meaning in it

Alex Patrick
Journalist
4 min read

The EFF thugs are a short hop from Idi Amin, and it suits the ANC fine

Malema’s morons won’t be stopped because their snouts are in the same state capture trough as some ANC leaders

4 min read

Obituary: Johnny Clegg, the man who united SA when it was most divided

The musician will be remembered for his adventurous spirit and resolute stance against apartheid

By Andrew Donaldson
5 min read

Marc Batchelor: fast fists and curious company

He made a name for himself on the soccer pitch, but he'll be remembered for making headlines for the wrong reasons

By Jeff Wicks, Aron Hyman and Nick Said
4 min read

Goodbye, James Small. Thanks for the ‘whirlwinds’

Family, friends and the rugby fraternity gather to bid farewell to the World Cup-winning winger

Nico Gous
Journalist
3 min read

Chicken Licken ad’s ban gets grilled. Here’s what the judge decided

The advertising board has made its final ruling, and in it explains what the limits of free speech actually are

4 min read

Roelf Meyer returns to unite black and white farmers

The old Nat who helped negotiate an end to apartheid starts project where white farmers mentor emerging black ones

3 min read

We put the biggest plastic culprits on the spot

Some manufacturers and brand owners are still not designing with recycling in mind. We ask them why

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
2 min read

Imagine if load-shedding meant doing housework after midnight. That’s Zim

The crippling electricity cuts are forcing the rich and poor to upend their lives to get everyday things done

Lenin Ndebele
Journalist
3 min read

Mabena Mabena translates into two words: Baxter out!

The name Mabena has become synonymous with out of step and clumsy, and the coach must take the blame

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