Saturday, February 29 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Mboweni takes union gamble as taxpayers catch a break

Finance minister makes R160bn public sector payroll cut as he tries to balance SA's teetering books

By Hilary Joffe
3 min read
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‘K-word bitch’ woman gets her Vicki Momberg moment

High court upholds Joburg mom’s six-month jail term following racist spectacle in Kempton Park shop

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
3 min read
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How SA billionaire got off the hook for Banksy, investment ‘scams’

Martin Levick allegedly made off with over R700m, but cops say he’s no longer in their crosshairs

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Dudu in even more doo-doo after sheriff serves R1.2m summons

Former SAA board chair Myeni’s Tuesday got really bad after receiving the summons from Paul O'Sullivan

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read
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The pipe-smoking art teacher who taught the MK to build bombs

Harold ‘Jock’ Strachan, who died this month, leaves behind a legacy of anti-apartheid activism

By Chris Barron
5 min read

We’ve got a sneaker feeling about this new takkie shop

CEO Nick Herbert tells all about his new Shelflife “shrine” in Joburg, what’s hot and about to drop

By Gary Cotterell
2 min read

More sass than class at London Fashion Week

Stunning streetwear looks snapped around and about during London’s ready-to-wear collections showcase

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

Going green on the big blue

Luxury yachts sail toward an eco-friendly future

By Mark Smyth
3 min read
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First heritage centre for SA’s first people. It’s about time

San heritage centre at !Khwa ttu joins a wave of revivalism sweeping the country

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
10 min read
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Under Zuma, ‘private firms called the shots’. Take MultiChoice, for example

Former minister describes ‘regulatory’ or ‘policy’ capture in the government’s digital migration plans

Zingisa Mvumvu
Journalist
2 min read

Arty facts: The pieces SA experts dream of owning

Art aficionados talk about what they’d spend big bucks on, artists they love … and the one piece that got away

By Staff reporter
4 min read

Just for the record: That guy who sang ‘Babylon’ goes big

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
9 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE

Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

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Today’s quick crossword

How fast can you get it done?

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