Saturday, May 2 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Cig smugglers have to eat, too, you know. So shut up you unpatriotic lot!

This is one of the 10 important changes to daily life thanks to new lockdown rules. Read it and suck it up

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Covid-19 reminds us we have failed in our mission set 26 years ago

We must celebrate freedom, but we cannot say we are a non-racial, non-sexist SA that vanquishes poverty and inequality

4 min read
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There’s no use reopening schools if there are no teachers

The scale of the crisis must be established and schools funded until the end of the year, or there will be none

4 min read
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Virus requires extreme measures, not the extreme wittering of Malema et al

Covid-19 is beset by uncertainties, so the key approach must be guided by moderation, not political extremism

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
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Slashed wages just the start of spiralling misery

Unorthodox financial methods are required to avoid social unrest driven by severe hardship, say experts

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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‘I fainted’: widow only told after cop’s death that he was Covid-19 victim

What’s more, she had to hear the devastating news from the undertaker. The hospital is probing the lapse

By Orrin Singh and Lwandile Bhengu
4 min read
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New parents beat lockdown laws to be at birth of ‘beautiful’ baby girl

Travel restrictions almost saw them miss the birth, but an urgent court order got them to the delivery room just in time

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
2 min read
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SA to use blood plasma of infected patients to save others’ lives

The SANBS will start trials on a therapy that transfuses antibody-rich blood plasma into those who are ill

2 min read
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Front seat of history: I drove Madiba to freedom

Mzunani Roseberry Sonto and others recall the day they voted, and reflect on what has happened to SA since

5 min read
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The fun fusion of tiddly songs and snooty send-ups can be too terrible

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read

Sorry to unboost your bubble, it’s down to diet

‘Immune boosters’ ... social media says yes; science isn’t convinced; I think people just like the word ‘boost’

By Andrea Burgener
3 min read

Squidgy, icy, puffy projects to keep little fingers busy

Running out of things to do with the kids? Try these fun, make-it-yourself crafts

By Sanet Oberholzer
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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