Saturday, September 7 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

Sexist violence is deeply ingrained in SA, and a march won’t help

We need activism around the scourge, but the problem goes much deeper into our misogynistic culture

4 min read
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On a day we needed ball-gag Cyril, we got the Zuma circus

His response to the murder of yet another woman was too late and dull, when we needed something bold and statesmanlike

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Negotiators the unseen heroes in Amy’Leigh abduction drama

Police negotiators who brokered her return spent hours on tenterhooks as the six-year-old’s life hung in the balance

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
3 min read
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ANALYSIS: It’s foreign to us, but we need grown-up conversations about SA

We only need to look back at how we dealt with the Aids crisis to see how self-defeating our nation can be

Ranjeni Munusamy
Associate editor: analysis
5 min read

Extract from ‘Black Tax’: ‘An Inevitable Growing Pain’

Some of SA's best writers investigate the concept of the black family and the black middle class

By Fred Khumalo
17 min read
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‘Massive red flags’: Two murders, one basic difference

One woman was killed by a stranger, the other by her ex-partner against whom she allegedly had a protection order

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read

Mining speechwriters made SA look like prank amateurs

Embarrassing for the minister who truly does champion the local mining industry, unlike his predecessor Zwane

By Allan Seccombe
1 min read
Sport FREE

The Springbok is the swastika of sport, yet there the filthy thing still is

Revive the boycott and to hell with how much money would be lost and whose careers would be cut short

Telford Vice
Journalist
6 min read

Time spins in reverse for De Niro, Pacino and Pesci

‘The Irishman’ is Netflix’s biggest feature film gamble and the most expensive film of Scorsese’s career

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Five SA product designers quietly storming the world

African design is getting special attention and our wares have become collectible, thanks to these studios

By Mila Crewe-Brown
2 min read
World FREE

Beef, Bible and bullets: Amazon cowboys besiege indigenous lands

The rich landowners claim the Amazon is theirs, pitting themselves against the rainforest’s guardians

By AFP
4 min read
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They wrote it this week: Gazza’s public poos, and what Di was really like

Extracts from diaries and letters written between September 2 and September 8

Robin Crouch
Journalist
7 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