Saturday, March 7 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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A time of phlegm-free flights and the viral virtues of Vaseline

Having survived the frontlines of the Covid-19 war, infesting the airports of the globe, this is what I have to report

4 min read
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Protests are OK, but not violent ones: students

The academic year has got off to a rocky start for tertiary institutions as campuses experience unrest

By Sisanda Aluta Mbolekwa and Deepika Naidoo
4 min read
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Zuma scores a win in fight over Thuli’s R10m klap

And he’s expected to air his gripes again about his failed litigation over her state capture report

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
2 min read
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Mom ropes in protector after son booted from Wits

Med school’s controversial standard-setting process for tests and exams prejudices school leavers, she charges

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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‘Bad eggs, urine’: mushroom farmer not a fun guy for nauseated neighbours

High court orders farmer to stop making compost after neighbours complain of terrible odours

Shain Germaner
Journalist
3 min read

A world of wearable woke: how a movement weaves into trends

Inclusivity and sustainability are key as a trend expert analyses the effect of ‘wokeness’ on society

By Candice Botha
3 min read

BS alert! Beware health-conscious humbug and foodie flimflam

We need to be vigilant to avoid being snared by the cleverly deceptive marketing ploys of the food industry

By Andrea Burgener
3 min read
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A no-brainer: red card for kids who head the ball

SA has joined the international move to protect young football players from brain damage

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read

Taste buddies: when cuisines merge, magic happens

International Michelin-starred chefs join forces with two of SA’s top chefs

By Steve Steinfeld
2 min read
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It’s not just ‘stranger danger’, SA kids’ killers are closer to home

Following a string of child murders, experts urge parents to warn their kids that anyone is a threat

3 min read

Bookmarks: the very long read to the Mantel of English greatness

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
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