Saturday, April 4 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Mbak in time: even in a disaster we get a Fiks of our old bungling ways

But despite Mbalula and Cele, it could be worse. A lot worse. We could be poor old Turkmenistan

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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If we, SA’s privileged, don’t give generously now, we will pay dearly later

Without donations from us, mass starvation is inevitable and, with it, a dire threat to our democracy

Max du Preez
Editor: Vrye Weekblad
4 min read
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The upsides to a pandemic: from jobs to teaching, it’s not all bad news

A climate boost, new work opportunities, an uptick in innovation, rethinking how we learn – there are many positives

4 min read
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Sometimes it’s the rebels who help the cause

Yes, I know this is a time when we must all obey the law, but I can’t help but admire the rebels among us

4 min read
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The sound of silence hangs heavy on airports and train depots

Lockdown has hit local airlines and tourist trains hard, but they’re ready to hit the ground running when it ends

Paul Ash
Journalist
3 min read
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Streets vs shelters: Officials race to get terrified homeless people housed

The challenge, however, is keeping them in shelters, some of which are makeshift and battling to cope

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
5 min read

Splendid isolation: seven things to binge-watch

Our team of professional couch potatoes offers suggestions to help pass the lockdown hours

By Staff reporters
5 min read
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We all owe a duty of care to those who heal, nurture, scrub and carry

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read
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We will fight it with torches, bricks and cutting machines, vow kids

Watch four young friends strategising on how they will rid SA of Covid-19

Alex Patrick
Journalist
4 min read
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This Deon Meyer podcast should go viral

The Amabookabooka literary podcast’s latest guest happens to have penned a novel about a pandemic

By TimesLIVE Multimedia
1 min read

State of the arts: need a lockdown gallery fix? Go to the ether

Closed doors don’t mean we can’t stay up to date on art. Become an art aficionado from your armchair

By Gary Cotterell
1 min read

Bookmarks: yet another Fab Four tome, this time with a ticket to rile

A fortnightly look at books, writers and reviews

By Andrew Donaldson
11 min read
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SA’s ugly virus truth: rich whites, poor blacks

We are still a nation divided, and if we don’t fight the pandemic accordingly we’re heading for disaster

4 min read
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When it’s over, we want all our rights back, Cyril

Remember the Nats’ ‘temporary’ detention law? Today’s crisis measures must not become permanent

Tony Leon
Columnist
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

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