Saturday, July 27 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

From Bokkie to a Bok: Meet Herschel Jantjies’s very proud parents

They tell us about their joy last Saturday, and of how they brought up their son to be SA's new sports star

Aron Hyman
Journalist
6 min read

Rassie’s All Blacks gamble can pay off big time, but the risks are huge

It seems he's put a lot of emphasis on beating NZ, but the potential pitfalls appear to outweigh the benefits

Craig Ray
Journalist
3 min read

Please, ANC, just dump Eskom while you can. If you don’t, SA is doomed

SOEs are too far down the drain to be saved. They'll have to be ditched in the end, so why not get it over with now?

5 min read

Mkhwebane gets sponsored on-the-job training. Nice!

The public protector will find comfort in the reminder that the justice system does not ‘crush’, but rather ‘teaches’

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Penny for my thoughts: the convicted racist was once my friend

When Penny Sparrow died of colon cancer on Thursday, writer Nivashni Nair was sad. She explains why

Nivashni Nair
Journalist
3 min read

Spur says full-year sales grew despite middle-class woes

Total franchised restaurant sales grew by 7.2% in the year to end June

By Nick Hedley
2 min read

Every time Zuma hits the spy button his scapegoats get closer to home

He used to say these devils were in the CIA and ‘White Monopoly Capital’, now he’s finding them inside his office

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

What data was on Batchelor’s phone? And what will it tell of his murder?

'Bad news' PI arrested for stealing the murdered debt collector's phone - but later released

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read

The best place to be sick: SA’s top private hospitals (sort of)

A list has been made of the best private hospitals in the country, but it’s missing some crucial information

5 min read

The big white lie: what the UK has saddled itself with in Boris Johnson

The new prime minister's career is littered with lies, gaffes and missteps. Here are the standout ones

By AFP
3 min read

Seven food nuggets you’ll enjoy even more than the ones from KFC

These shows and reads serve up unique perspectives of the food world — which otherwise feels much the same

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

Read whatever you like into these 10 fabulous new tomes

There’s a bale of heavyweight books heading our way in the next few months. Place your pre-orders now

By Michele Magwood
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