Saturday, September 28 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Cyril’s NPA cleanup: can he prevail against Zuma faction’s challenges?

Three officials are suing Ramaphosa for reversing their appointments by Zuma, but the president stands firm

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
3 min read
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Keep your religious and ‘scientific’ excuses - beating kids is wrong

Spanking has terrible development effects on children. Just look how it’s mirrored in public violence

4 min read
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For the love of Mzansi: #ImStaying movement grips SA

A video on Facebook proclaiming love for the country and its citizens sparks a surge of patriotism

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
4 min read

Private varsities are busy teaching govt a thing or two

The government’s stretched capacity means students and investors can cash in on private tertiary education

By Sekgabo Molelekoa
1 min read
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Cape Town to get statue of ‘racist’ Gandhi, even though most don’t want it

Go ahead with the plan and you’ll face another #RhodesMustFall saga, furious objectors warn

Aron Hyman
Journalist
3 min read
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Why SA’s elites ignore the rising fury of the poor, and how we’ll all pay

Jabu Baloyi stepped in when our leaders wouldn't tackle  lawlessness - and he was demonised for it

4 min read
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Wanted: SA’s brrrightest and toughest for Antarctica posts

SA’s space agency has been flooded with applications for volunteer positions – but be warned, it’s no holiday camp

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read
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Eco-saviour or pigtailed puppet, Nobel beckons Greta Thunberg

Her critics say she is being exploited by 'green capitalists', while her 'peace' message is a little wobbly

By AFP
4 min read
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Miaow hear this: don’t be fooled, your cat needs you

Scientists bust the myth of the aloof feline – our kitties depend on us for comfort when they are stressed out

Claire Keeton
Journalist
2 min read
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SA teens kill and die at double the global average. Why?

Researchers reveal the reasons for this horrifying statistic, and point to what needs to be done

Tanya Farber
Journalist
3 min read
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The elderly are left to their devices. That’s where fraud comes in

Some consumers, mostly elderly, still prefer to pay by cheque, exposing them to fraud. If only banks were more helpful

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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So the world’s panicking about vaping – now here are the facts

With e-cigarettes being linked to eight deaths in the US, we ask the experts how worried we should be

By Chris Stokel-Walker
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