Saturday, January 18 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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So many promises, Cyril, but SA is still a corrupt, captured mess

What happened to his list of Madiba-inspired ‘tasks’ from two years ago? Where’s the urgency and determination?

4 min read
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Can you pass ANC politics 101? Your time starts now

As the party calls for an overhaul of education in the Cape, the following exam will be instructive. Or not

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Shopping online? These are the pitfalls you must avoid

There are many pros to buying goods and services online, but not there are traps everywhere

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Is 2020 going to be great or grating? Here’s what the experts say

We asked an analyst, an astrologer, a psychic and a numerologist to tell us what they foresee for the year

By Marcie Katz
6 min read
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AfriForum leans on gay-bashing columnist in apartheid flag case

In the case over gratuitous displays of the old SA flag, AfriForum has found an unlikely bedfellow in Jon Qwelane

Shain Germaner
Journalist
1 min read
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Rhino poachers now hack off lions’ faces and paws, pull teeth

Devastating research shows gangs in SA have a new target, with body parts destined for China and Vietnam

Tony Carnie
Journalist
5 min read
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Taylor the super-sniffing spaniel to the rescue of bushfire-hit koalas

The English springer spaniel is hard at work finding the terrified marsupials trapped by the flames

By Jane Wardell
1 min read

BULL’S EYE: Boomers might just be Putin you on

Oh for the days when red was red and left was right

Jeremy Thomas
Journalist
3 min read

Just for the record: Vinyl still an island in the streaming

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
7 min read

Tune you what, Bullet and the Beast are like punk and gospel

The biographies of the two World Cup-winning Boks differ in tone and flavour as much as their life choices

By Archie Henderson
4 min read

Durban rolled into New York with a splash of YSL blue

Artist Louis de Villiers’ show in Joburg explores how we quantify success, status and social belonging

By Gary Cotterell
5 min read
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They wrote it this week: What a Nazi thought of apartheid Joburg

Extracts from diaries and letters written between January 13 and January 19

Robin Crouch
Journalist
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