Saturday, May 16 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Cyril, SA is collapsing and you look weak. We need you to speak to us

The state response to the virus was impressive, but all that’s been undone. SA needs visible, ethical leadership

4 min read
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Here’s the kind of leadership SA actually needs from Cyril

When the president spoke on Wednesday night, South Africans hoped to hear a speech more like this

4 min read
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He fought for the ill and disadvantaged. Now Covid-19 has taken him

OBITUARY | Doctor and Aids activist Clarence Mini strove, as regulator, to clean up the medical aid industry

By Chris Barron
3 min read
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When the sheep see green the goats are going to see red

Fear not, though, you can bet our leaders have it all under control in their yard full of sticks

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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How I rode out quarantine in a caravan

Pierre Botha was confined to a caravan in his yard for 18 days while he recovered from the virus

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
3 min read
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Schools fume as their teaching budget is slashed to pay for cleaning

Limpopo education’s decree causes dismay among principals battling with already inadequate funding

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Mess-up in safety gear orders a blow to school reopening plan

Still no clear sign when schools will restart as provinces told to halt contract with ‘non-performing’ firm

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Outrage as NW refuses to give cleaning goods to fee-paying schools

MEC tells governing bodies her department won’t help them and they must approach municipalities instead

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Mew frontier: Covid link to cats is bad news for pet kitties

Humans can give it to cats but cats can’t give it to humans, so infected people are urged to avoid feline contact

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read
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It’s hysterical bull, but the pox of anti-vaxxer idiocy persists

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read
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Boffins’ gecko dekko decodes secrets of sticking power

Gripped by their abilities, scientists say gecko-inspired adhesives could transform production lines and homes

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Culture from your couch: seven top art museums you can tour online

Explore the collections of some of the world’s greatest cultural institutions without leaving home

By Paula Andropoulos
3 min read

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