Saturday, October 5 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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The DA is drowning in a soup of politics, patronage and predators

Amid all the noise, we have to ask the DA: is that it? A sponsored Fortuner, and maybe a rental in the burbs?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Etzebeth’s real ‘tournament’ is down here at home

He should have never got on the plane to Japan in the first place

3 min read
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The Grade 9 policy is a cynical diversion for those whom the system failed

It is not a progressive study option, but a way to channel poor, black and working-class kids out of the system

4 min read

Careful, or you’ll be laughing on the other side of your face

Joaquin Phoenix takes Heath Ledger’s frightful Joker to the sad, nasty and cautionary logical limits

By Tymon Smith
3 min read
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Ever wondered why Jesus is worshipped but Superman isn’t?

A new study has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why some beings turn into deities

2 min read
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Message in a bottle: litterbugs at sea are culprits in pollution crime

New research debunks the notion that plastic pollution in oceans has mainly been blown in from land

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read
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Buyer wins battle over R800,000 car ... but fears the war isn’t over yet

FREE TO READ | Ombud rules in woman’s favour after Range Rover wouldn’t start and ended up abandoned in Soweto

Belinda Pheto
Journalist
3 min read
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My body, my choice, my art, so no more painting with the shame brush

As SA women’s right to abortion comes ever more under threat, these artists are highlighting the issue

Sue de Groot
Journalist
4 min read
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Tall, dark and lonesome is the secret to necking a giraffe

Darker males are less social than their lighter-coloured counterparts, but score mates easily in comparison

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

BULL’S EYE: Schmaltz makes long-term investing sweeter

It’s worth advertising that some stocks really are worth buying and holding forever, as Allan Gray proved

Jeremy Thomas
Journalist
4 min read
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Mobile money ban: Zim ‘has cut consumers off at the knees’

EcoCash owner fights back after country’s central bank shuts down 50,000 mobile money agents

By Lenin Ndebele and AFP
3 min read

Puff piece: Let’s bring back the bulging, billowing souffle

Contrary to popular belief, making one of these light French delights is not as difficult as you may think

By Andrea Burgener
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