Saturday, January 25 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Bling on the clowns: Why Cyril’s enemies really want to take over SA

You’d think no one would want to take over the SA ash heap. But, then, you’re not thinking like the fightback gang

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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It would have been a false ‘New Dawn’ in Davos for Cyril

He won’t be at the London investor summit either, but considering the SA mess, what would he have said anyway?

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
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Cyril is like a headless chicken, and his ANC enemies smell blood

While he tries to solve Zuma’s messes and put out fires, the likes of Mabuza and Sisulu are readying an assault

4 min read
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Enoch was by no means the first to drown, so what’s really going on?

The problem of drownings at school events is much more complex than giving every child a life jacket

4 min read

Bookmarks: Orwell and good to be a bit of a philanderer

A fortnightly look at books, writers, and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
9 min read
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Aggett’s sister turns away in tears as his death is reenacted

It was the first time she had been in the cell in which he died, as court does moving site inspection of police station

Naledi Shange
Journalist
3 min read
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You say potato, we say monopoly: seed firm loses exclusive rights

Seed grower agrees to release its exclusive rights to a prized varietal after being accused of anticompetitive conduct

Shain Germaner
Journalist
2 min read
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A grey area no more: fight-or-flight really does turn your hair white

Stress can wipe out your pigment-producing stem cells, triggering grey hair, scientists have shown

Claire Keeton
Journalist
2 min read

Gong hei fat choy! Your guide to toasting Chinese New Year

The Year of the Golden Rat and all that

By Ufrieda Ho
4 min read
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Peter Mathebula: pioneer of black boxing, legend

OBITUARY | He was the first black SA boxer to win a world title, but his greatest achievement was as a dad

David Isaacson
Journalist
3 min read
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Ubuntu drives many SA egg donors to give life freely

Research reveals money is not South Africans’ primary motivation for helping infertile women

4 min read
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Rex Gibson didn’t hesitate to press apartheid’s buttons

Obituary for one of the most courageous newspaper editors under Nationalist rule

By Chris Barron
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