Saturday, November 30 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Looting politicos are being nailed at last. Great, but we need more, pronto

FREE TO READ | Arrest of Bongo et al is heartening, as is the Estina probe’s completion. Let’s hope it’s just the start

4 min read
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Complaints about difficult matric exam papers are not adding up

FREE TO READ | We focus on making exams easier instead of fixing the ways we teach and learn

6 min read
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‘Unreasonably’ tough maths paper equals matric pain

FREE TO READ | Exam's difficulty sparks calls from pupils and teachers for marks to be adjusted upwards

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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My shock-o-meter’s reading of Malema allegations: priceless

FREE TO READ | My very first, entirely unconscious, reaction to the R4m allegation was to ask: Is that really so bad?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Why it’s no longer a simple matter of seafood, eat food

FREE TO READ | If we want seafood to remain on menus we need to be mindful of where it came from and how it was caught

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

Anybody have an idea where we are and where we’re going?

FREE TO READ | I’ve lost my sense of what the rules are, or who’s making them. Are we pointed in the same direction?

By Mark Barnes
4 min read
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Utterly perfect: the dying era of tender departures and messy goodbyes

FREE TO READ | Some last words had the clearest ring of authenticity, while some were a little too polished

4 min read
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Itch to twitch: birding takes off with teens

FREE TO READ | Being in the field spotting birds is changing the lives of pupils from Cape Town

Claire Keeton
Journalist
3 min read

Book extract: ‘Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel’

FREE TO READ | What made a young white boy from Joburg give up privilege and join the liberation struggle?

By Ronnie Kasrils
12 min read

Bookmarks: Best 2019 fiction – foreign, English and US

FREE TO READ | A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
8 min read
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Eddie Jones: Winning the Kiwi battle but losing the Bok war

FREE TO READ | You can sometimes find yourself jumping at shadows or second-guessing decisions, reckons the England ...

Liam Del Carme
Journalist
4 min read
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Community garden is SA’s hope and hardships in a nutshell

FREE TO READ | The backlash from the drought is still felt by small farmers, but hope lies in the next generation

Tanya Farber
Journalist
5 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