Saturday, May 23 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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While we bicker about the virus, the poor crammed into taxis will suffer

Nobody is talking about these virus incubators, in which the working class bears the brunt of the pandemic

4 min read
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Is it only me who’s a tad panicked about SA’s latest virus projections?

With SA set to be one of the worst affected nations, surely it’s time for more than reminders to wash our hands

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Back to school isn’t about saving lives, it’s a gamble on kids’ health

Behind the fictions spun by politicos is the frightening truth: pupils will be sitting ducks for Covid infection

4 min read
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Without a crystal ball, Covid-19 modellers work with what they can

Unlike with flu, they don’t have decades of history to draw on and are doing their best to be accurate

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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Slow and steady: what testing reveals about Covid-19 in Africa

Nearly a million tests have been distributed across the continent

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Bank on it, banks: selling a house for R1,000 on auction is not OK

The original owner of the property was left with a home loan of R1m to pay off, until the ombud stepped in

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Darknet drug sales up – and delivered in minutes

Global survey restates the sobering fact that forcing substances underground merely fuels illicit networks

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Miss SA hopeful may say sorry, but she can’t escape her racist tweets

Even though she was only a teen when she wrote them, on top of career damage she could still be charged

By Alex Patrick and Belinda Pheto
4 min read
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Warning: your weed could be laced with meth

The biggest reason under-20s are admitted to state-run treatment centres in SA is cannabis, expert warns

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Missing kids, a lost kitten and an MMA fighter: this is homeschooling

The emotional minefield of being a working mother is easy compared with the torment of homeschooling

By Margaret Harris
4 min read
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Even rump sellers contract the poisonous fever of fancy managers

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
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They wrote it this week: An emperor leaps to SA’s defence

Extracts from diaries and letters written between May 18 and May 24

Robin Crouch
Journalist
10 min read

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