Friday, August 9 2019

The Eclectic Long Weekend


Taxes and more taxes: what to expect from NHI

Times Select got a glance at the government's highly awaited NHI Bill before its public release

By Katharine Child
3 min read

Stop wailing about your degree – here are 10 hard facts for the jobless

Bemoaning SA's job stats makes for good TV, but it is a pretty meaningless explanation for being unemployed

4 min read

Yes, the EFF hogs headlines, but the news is not good for Juju’s lot

They can spew all the toxic drivel they want, it doesn't change their very, very small support base

Tom Eaton
3 min read

Sure, we’re in a fix - but there are ways we can fix it

When you’re in the soup, flaws have to be eliminated, weaknesses resolved, and mistakes paid for in full

By Mark Barnes
3 min read

BULL’S EYE: Is property in SA properly condemned?

Analysts say mergers are the only way to fix a moribund sector, but interest rates may matter more

By Jeremy Thomas
3 min read

Battery thieves threaten to plunge SA into a telecomms blackout

Gangs sell stolen cellphone tower batteries for use in home solar power systems, and the problem is getting worse

Graeme Hosken
4 min read

Beyond the pale and not in the pink: salmon’s sordid saga

The ecologically disastrous truth about salmon farming means you may never eat the fish again

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

You’ll just lava what Stefano and Domenico have done now

There’s a volcano in the back yard of the villa owned by the founders of Dolce & Gabbana on Stromboli island

By Elizabeth Sleith
1 min read

No, you can’t have an LGBTIQ club, top school tells pupils

A 'prominent' Durban school has locked horns with a group of pupils who want to start the support group

Nivashni Nair
3 min read

Cricket is cruel, and don’t Dale Steyn and Steve Smith know it

Travelling in opposite directions along life’s corridor of uncertainty, but they still have plenty in common

Telford Vice
4 min read

Bookmarks: Why the Boomergeddon trope is tripe

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
10 min read

Book extract: From slaves to servants in ‘Like Family’

Domestic worker relations in South Africa were shaped by the institution of slavery at the Cape in 1658

By Ena Jansen
16 min read



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