Saturday, April 18 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Reserve Bank attacks crisis with all guns blazing

ANALYSIS | The Bank has rapidly used all its weapons while the government dithers on macro-economic policy

Hilary Joffe
Columnist
4 min read
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Doom or boom: it’s crunch time for Cyril’s ‘third-way’ virus plan

This week is crucial in our response to the pandemic as he tries to avoid two disaster scenarios and reopen SA

4 min read
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Yikes! Some grades may only return to school in July

The basic education department is considering a ‘phased-in’ approach to the resumption of schooling

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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No more dithering, Cyril, Tito. Give us your plan. Now

Their strategy is to say the right thing at the right time without details on the ‘how’. SA can no longer afford this

3 min read
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Jansen got it wrong - 2020 school year isn’t lost

The basic education department says the columnist makes a number of errors in his post-lockdown advice

By Elijah Mhlanga
7 min read
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We’re all a little Freud at the edges these days

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
4 min read
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Ouma god! Judge has mercy on gran stuck with kids in lockdown hell

Exhausted, arthritic woman has been saddled with her grandkids thanks to Covid-19, and she’s had enough

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read
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Covid-19 separates men from boys as winter circumcisions banned

Traditional leaders are not happy with government’s decision, saying they were not consulted

Mpumzi Zuzile
Journalist
3 min read
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Solani Samson Mthombeni: The man, the village and his acoustic guitar

Everything about him was a testament to the artistic creativity and cultural integrity of his area’s people

By Tinyiko Maluleke
5 min read
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Just when we knead it most, bread rises again

As baking enjoys a revival it is (ahem) leavening to reflect on bread’s long and storied past

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read

Sick to death of your recipe repertoire? SA’s top chefs to the rescue

Five of our best have taken to social media with tips, tricks and recipes to keep their followers entertained

By Steve Steinfeld
3 min read

Here’s looking at your closing scene, Casablanca

For film fans, this is the time to reconnect with the idea of what makes a classic, a desert-island film choice

By Robbie Collin
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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