Saturday, June 6 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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‘We’re trying to protect you’: NDZ ropes in boffins for cig case fightback

Minister submits affidavits from experts who argue for her rationale to ‘protect human life’ amid Covid-19

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
4 min read
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What a disaster: court declares NDZ’s ‘irrational’ lockdown rules invalid

It’s ‘review, amend and republish’ as judge finds regulations trample all over the Bill of Rights

By Sthembile Cele
5 min read
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Govt cops flak from tripartite alliance for ‘heavy handed’ lockdown

It’s relied too heavy on police and the army while the state looks ‘insensitive to the needs of the majority’

By Sthembile Cele
4 min read
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Batman hopes Zim caves hold the secret to rapid coronavirus tests

Scientists studying bats are keen to expand their research to include Covid-19, but need more money

Paul Ash
Journalist
2 min read
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Don’t think the killing of black people in the US has nothing to do with SA

The murder of George Floyd and many others like him is a failure of leadership – and a taste of what’s to come

4 min read
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Which black lives matter? Not ours, say foreigners in SA

They say there’s a contradiction in SA denouncing racism in the US but turning a blind eye to xenophobia at home

By Deepika Naidoo
3 min read
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US cops shoot anti-apartheid hero at point-blank range

SA struggle veteran bludgeoned, shot in groin during LA protest against the killing of George Floyd

Alex Patrick
Journalist
4 min read
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Virus has exposed staggering political ineptitude – and kids pay the price

The clumsiness that causes minister, MEC and principal to be out of synch on reopening, is devastating for children

4 min read
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No more Covid-19 tests for ‘healthy’ Capetonians

Lack of testing kits forced the move, which will narrow the focus on those at highest risk of dying, says premier

By Sipokazi Fokazi
3 min read
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Of kindness, hogged words and hedging WhatsApps for the hereafter

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read
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The RET Club: where selfishness rules and the poor have no place

They show no inclination to give up their comforts and find jobs in the economy they’re hellbent on destroying

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Blues, booze and thieves with tunnel vision: welcome to level 3, SA

Monday was marked by frustration, tears and jubilation as the country lurched into lockdown level 3

Graeme Hosken
Journalist
6 min read

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