Saturday, October 12 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Homophobic affairs: leaving SA was painful, but he ‘had no choice’

When even the country with Africa’s most advanced LGBTQI rights let him down, the Kenyan had to look further afield

Shain Germaner
Journalist
5 min read
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In SA, it seems the best way to get our kids educated is to lock them up

Every subject has its hazards in prison, but just think of the many advantages

4 min read
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Sex expert too hot for education department to handle

It says Dr Eve was ‘pushing for a focus on sexual pleasure’ in curriculum. Not true, she replies

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Exalting Mugabe proves Cyril & Co don’t care about ordinary Africans

Singing his praises erases the lives of the thousands he killed – so don’t be surprised when history repeats itself

4 min read
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Cape Town to be carpeted in succulent that sucks up carbon

Besides being edible and high in vitamin C, the plant is celebrated as a critical weapon against climate change

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

They’ll be wearing their hearts on their sleeves at Vegan Fashion Week

It is fashion made with a conscience, but as the organiser points out, not everyone there will be a hippy

By Francine Heath
5 min read
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SA’s first gymnastics champ is off to the Olympics

The physical and social price Caitlin Rooskrantz pays is daunting, but she wouldn’t have it any other way

2 min read

Yuck. This is truly the milk of human unkindness

Almond ‘milk’ melds the sensation of drinking plaster of Paris with the nutritional value of a jelly tot. Amazing

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read
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No Faffing about: It’s time for Boks to lock in their best plays

Here are five things Rassie's men can improve on or implement in the World Cup knockout stage

4 min read
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Researchers have a whale of a time with data from drones

Before, southern right whales’ body mass was difficult to determine with accuracy

Tanya Farber
Journalist
2 min read
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Never too late: 75-year-old gets admitted as an attorney

The Nkandla-born attorney had to step back to first put his six children through university

3 min read

The hole truth about money and getting our hands on it

Scarce capital is not political. It’ll go where it achieves the returns it needs. It is clever and selfish. It has to be

By Mark Barnes
3 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