Saturday, April 25 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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SA could easily feed its poor. Instead we have a corona food-aid racket

Money isn’t the problem, it’s corruption, since the state refuses to implement a very simple solution

4 min read
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Eat, play, live: a Grade 12 guide to surviving the year of the pandemic

Believe it or not, there's productive fun to be had in lockdown. Here’s advice on how to cope - and excel

5 min read
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The army is a loose cannon. Now imagine one 20 times bigger

I have been trying to see what a deployment of 75,000 troops actually looks like. And I think it’s worth sharing

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read
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Cyril’s rescue plan: will it work, is it enough?

He grabs R500bn from everywhere he can and is dependent on some very dodgy departments to make it work

Hilary Joffe
Columnist
5 min read
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WATCH | Jou ma! It’s clown and out for this son

Mom turns into character from ‘It’ to prank son, a hospital clerk, for not making her coffee in lockdown

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
2 min read
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‘He blinked, then went still’: killed at roadblock

Metro police officer ‘James Bond 007’ killed by ‘speedster’ while enforcing lockdown

By Iavan Pijoos and Nonkululeko Njilo
3 min read
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‘When is Daddy coming back?’ asks daughter, 5

Limpopo constable dreamt of being a ‘top cop’. Now his dad must explain to his little girl that he is no more

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
2 min read
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Help floods in for family after story of lockdown misery opens hearts

Times Select feature on poor family fishing in a stream for food strikes a chord with their fellow South Africans

By Nonkululeko Njilo and Mandla Khoza
3 min read
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Better the battering of smiths and lonely bakers than a beating of old

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
2 min read

If what to watch is becoming a trial, file these for weekend viewing

From drama to comedy, criminal justice and caliphates, these are our streaming recommendations

By Tymon Smith
1 min read

Just for the record: Oh boy, it’s heaven and angels for ‘new Dylan’

John Prine succumbs to Covid-19, Universal releases Cat Stevens’s first two albums and Edikanfo could tour

By Andrew Donaldson
11 min read

You’ve been stuck with your decor for a month. You now hate it? Read on

Four seasoned designers are expanding into the digital realm so you can transform your home in lockdown

By Mila Crewe-Brown
2 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?

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