Saturday, August 31 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Watson was ‘highly confident’ after praying for protection at tax probe

Nephew says the Bosasa boss was in good spirits after a staff prayer session the day before he died

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read

Man who helped nail wife killer Rohde to probe Watson crash

FREE TO READ | Top forensic engineer Danie Poolman will help the cop team unravel the Bosasa boss’s death

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read

ANALYSIS: This is what Watson’s death really means for SA

The files on Bosasa are there, but the kingpin is gone, cancelling out a crucial facet of the state capture probe

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

‘I’m alive and well,’ tweets Gavin Watson – the other Gavin Watson, that is

SA thought he was a ghost, but he was a software developer caught up in a case of mistaken identity

Matthew Savides
News editor
2 min read

The Alice cow killings ring alarm bells about SA’s moral crisis

The images of varsity students hacking at live animals points to the social fabric of a country being torn apart

4 min read

Hair today, gone in seconds as wig thieves target more Durban women

The hair-raising menace has prompted the police to go on an crime-awareness campaign

2 min read

Finally! Recycling instructions that aren’t rubbish

New packaging information will help to empower consumers and relieve the headache for recycling plants

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
2 min read

Show us the money: what’s up with GOOD’s finances?

Several party leaders are asking some pointed questions about what the cash is being spent on

Zingisa Mvumvu
Journalist
2 min read

Stinks to Highveld heaven: the town in a pollution nightmare

But the long court battle over the toxic air in Kriel has now received some impetus

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
3 min read

The glory of green and gold: how becoming a Bok changed my life

Hooker Scarra Ntubeni also talks World Cup standby duty, and why he believes we can lift the Webb Ellis Cup

By Scarra Ntubeni
3 min read

SA’s domestic violence law needs more clout to save women

The deputy justice minister says the act will be reviewed to give abused women more protection

3 min read

Doctors reinstated after seat hits the fan in Chairgate

They have been slapped with final warnings instead, so the fight is not over for the pair accused of pinching chairs

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