Saturday, February 22 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Hate isn’t up for debate: Cyril lays down law on apartheid, gender crimes

Ramaphosa addresses the two biggest talking points from Sona’s insult-slinging match

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
5 min read
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Satan, scrotums, wife-abuse ... everything except policy at Sona debate

It was yet another farcical day in parliament as allegations and counter-allegations flew across the chamber

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
3 min read
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Next on De Klerk’s to-do list: find out how the EFF thugs got a free pass

Since the Sona debacle he has shown a sensitivity to public opinion, but his problems are closer to home

Tony Leon
Columnist
4 min read
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De Klerk’s stupid remark poured oil on the fire of cheap populism

He should have known what a sensitive topic this is. Now, his past apologies for apartheid are forgotten

Max du Preez
Editor: Vrye Weekblad
4 min read
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‘Don’t ignore De Klerk - too many think like he does’

Simply paying no mind to the last apartheid-era president will do more harm than good, analysts say

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
5 min read
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Blind, brain damaged: this is SA’s malpractice nightmare

These cases are but two among the many negligence and malpractice claims, which total nearly R100bn

By Mpumzi Zuzile and Anathi Madubela
4 min read
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State vows to fight R3.5bn hospital violence epidemic

Health department reports 338 cases of violence at state health institutions with by far the most in the Cape

3 min read
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Racket science: how cheating SA academics snaffle research millions

Crooked researchers who game the system corrupt the aims of research funding and soil the names of varsities

4 min read
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I found out first-hand the hell of sick hospitals during load-shedding

Think SA can pull off the NHI and power cuts? This man’s night of pain and anguish sounds a warning

4 min read
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Poor taxis! They’re being schnaaied by the state, says report

Despite taxis carrying the load, the government spends the most on buses and trains, says Competition Commission

4 min read
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Thrifty car guard turns coins into a cab to fulfil Uber dream

He scrimped for five years. Now when he runs into old customers he tells them their coins got him where he is

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
3 min read
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SA bakkie’s crash-test fail ‘insults Africans’

AA says it’s long been flagging the inferior safety of African cars, after used Euro bakkie destroys SA-made version

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE

Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

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Today’s quick crossword

How fast can you get it done?

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