Saturday, September 21 2019

The Eclectic Weekend


Brave new World Cup: Here are our scribes’ predictions

Our sports journalists have a crack at the old crystal ball on the eve of rugby's greatest spectacle

Mninawa Ntloko
Sports editor
8 min read

A try for the Boks is a fleeting distraction from trying times

Ninety minutes of rainbow-nationing won’t fix SA, but it sure is better than nothing

4 min read

If the SABC gets free rugby games, can we get free petrol and surgery?

If MultiChoice shared its World Cup bounty with the useless broadcaster it might set a dangerous precedent

Tom Eaton
3 min read

For a battle of the hookers, mountains must be moved

Boks and All Blacks will go to the ends of the earth to ensure Etzebeth and Retallick take part in the World Cup

Liam Del Carme
3 min read

Lekker, man! Health workers say they get two weeks off – every month

Employees say since Bank of Lisbon fire, lack of space means they work only half of the month

Belinda Pheto
4 min read

ANALYSIS: Affirmative action illegal? Here are the facts in black and white

As Solidarity, labour dept fight in two courts, things can get confusing. We unpack them for you

Shain Germaner
4 min read

Spanking pupils just makes their behaviour worse: study

Pupils show no fear even after a beating, according to a new study of KZN schools where hidings are still the norm

3 min read

Turn those sweet little things of yours into fruit fanatics

Kids will become lifelong fans of plums, peaches and nectarines with these healthy and easy to make snacks

By Meagan Karsten
1 min read

BULL’S EYE: It’s kyk-weer all over again for Naspers

With all the global internet holdings hived off into Prosus, and MultiChoice on its own, what is left?

By Jeremy Thomas
3 min read

They wrote it this week: Jack Kerouac chases skirt, and a fuss about pus

Extracts from diaries and letters written between September 16 and September 22

Robin Crouch
10 min read

It’s going to be all white: What cars South Africans are buying

VW Polos and Polo Vivos are the most-sold cars, but BMWs are the most-searched. And in which colour?

By Staff reporters
3 min read

Rental car dents are smaller than even the small print, so check both

Take time – at least five minutes – to properly inspect a rental car before driving off

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 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