Saturday, February 15 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Rest in harmonies: the axe has fallen on one of SA’s music greats

Obituary of Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala (1941-2020)

Leonie Wagner
Journalist
2 min read
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Dancers steal the show as speeches fall flat at Madiba commemoration

It felt a far cry from 30 years ago when former president Nelson Mandela made a historic speech in Cape Town

Bobby Jordan
Journalist
3 min read
World FREE

Why is coronavirus spreading so fast? This is what the scientists know

We summarise what the very latest research is finding. It makes for a worrying read

By AFP
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Do you find Sona a bit of a drag? Well, just look at it in a new way

Let’s face it, it’s usually the most deflating night of the year. But not any more if you follow these simple guidelines

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Sona well fine: what we really think about the night’s fashion

The fashion police were out in force on the Sona red carpet, and they certainly weren’t holding their fire

3 min read

Death to the peanut! All hail the peanut! Um, you decide

Do some really thorough reading before throwing out that delicious jar of potentially lethal peanut butter

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read
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We all know it’ll be painful fixing SAA, Eskom ... except Cyril and Gordhan

The president and public enterprises minister are still playing political games instead of taking brave decisions

4 min read
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Fifty-plus minutes, a house on fire and a whole lot of smoke from the City

Joburg’s fire department is still a mess and we pay the price, as I witnessed first-hand last week

Alex Patrick
Journalist
5 min read

‘The Hot Zone’ gives a scary new meaning to the word viral

Six-part drama is inspired by real events when the Ebola virus broke out in Kenya and the US

By Kevin Kriedemann
2 min read
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Tracking the ‘Table Mountain killer’, step by step

A master tracker recounts how he used his rare, sharp skills to find a murder suspect

By Aron Hyman and Anthony Molyneaux
5 min read

The only things doing well in SA shops are ... tumbleweeds

SA retail as a whole is looking bleak – and some analysts say their investment funds barely touch it

1 min read

Comporta: Get there, even if you have to go by armchair

Plenty of eco-friendly reasons to visit beach-chic Quinta da Comporta, a luxury resort south of Lisbon

By Mila Crewe-Brown
1 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