Saturday, March 14 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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A spa, gym, and four pools await Saffers returning from Wuhan

The four-star, 150-bed resort will be home to scores of South Africans as they endure their quarantine

Matthew Savides
News editor
5 min read
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As number of Covid-19 cases grows, SA has first critical patient

The Western Cape on Wednesday announced its first confirmed case of a patient who is in self-isolation

By Naledi Shange, Lwandile Bhengu and Madeleine Chaput
3 min read
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How viruses and violence will change the way we deliver education

Teaching via online platforms is set to replace the face-to-face model entirely, for one simple – economic – reason

4 min read
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Mass hysteria: virus forces holy communion shake-up

From empty holy-water fonts to peace signs, Catholics are canning traditional practices owing to Covid-19

3 min read
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Data may now be cheaper but it still ‘expires’. This is why

Vodacom points out that data is not like potatoes, it’s about ‘pipes’, and keeping costs low for poor users

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
2 min read
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Convicted ‘k-word bitch’ racist confirms she’s on the run

‘I know if I go to prison I am going to die’ – disguised and in hiding, Marie Basson sits down with Times Select

Alex Patrick
Journalist
5 min read
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To incompetence and beyond: see our protector fly

What lies beyond incompetence? Let Busisiwe Mkhwebane lead you into the abyss

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Ex-mayor said she’d be glad to see her charges. Well, here they are

Counts against Zandile Gumede related to a huge Durban tender scandal finally presented in court

Orrin Singh
Journalist
3 min read
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Shack fires: trailblazer fills in the gaps

A researcher finds out why shack fires spread so quickly and how to curb this

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read
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Forgotten Olympic hero Josia Thugwane steps into the limelight again

The first black South African to win a gold medal has been largely forgotten, but that’s about to change

6 min read
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PIC report slams ex-boss Matjila over dodgy Survé deals

Report flags Ayo, Independent Media, among other questionable ventures. Now Cyril vows ‘civil actions’

By Genevieve Quintal and Ahmed Areff
4 min read

The rand’s taken a beating amid market carnage, but ‘will bounce back’

Interest-rate cuts by developed markets’ central banks could boost SA assets with their higher yields, says economist

By Lindiwe Tsobo
3 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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