Friday, April 10 2020

The Eclectic Long Weekend

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

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Whatever horror Covid-19 brings, this is the hour our heroes stepped up

Leaders, doctors, cops, ordinary folk - we'll remember when we all came through when we needed to most

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IN PICTURES | ‘We don’t sleep’: SA’s unsung heroes in Covid-19 fight

These are the local stalwarts working hard to keep SA running during the coronavirus disaster

By Alaister Russell
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SA brains come up with a nifty box to protect virus frontline staff

The invention by doctors at Joburg’s Charlotte Maxeke Hospital will soon be sent around the country

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This hero refuses to abandon the orphans in the virus storm

Volunteer in lockdown at children’s home because ‘they need me more than I need to be comfortable at home’

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Whatever you think of Stella’s sanction, it’s a step-up from the Zuma years

All too often, errant ministers have got away, if not scot free, then with the mildest of reprimands

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The next pandemic is a beast lying in wait, warn experts

Researchers say it is not a matter of if but when the next animal-borne virus ravages the human population

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Fake news has resulted in deaths in the past. Will it do so again?

In a weekend video, a Stephen Birch said swabs used to test for Covid-19 were contaminated

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
3 min read
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There’s mayhem in store over who gets to define ‘essential’

Who gets to say a hairbrush is a nonessential product? Thanks to some vague new legislation, it’s hard to know

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Save lives or save jobs? This is a false trade-off. We must do both

This is not about public health vs the economy – controlling the virus is key to saving livelihoods

By Kristalina Georgieva of the IMF and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the WHO
4 min read
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Let’s face facts, the 2020 school year is lost. So what to do?

Covid-19 hasn’t caused the schooling crisis, it has just  exposed how huge the inequalities in SA education are

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Gulp! There’s no ‘post’ in our apocalypse. The 6th mass extinction is here

New book puts the chances of human life ending entirely this century at one in six

By James Crabtree
11 min read

Oh, boy! Six things every guy needs to survive lockdown

Make sure you have the things you need to endure time spent away from your friends

By Yolisa Mkele
2 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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