Saturday, July 4 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

A vaccine before the end of 2021? Unlikely, says ‘bearer of bad news’

Prof Salim Abdool Karim believes SA will see multiple Covid-19 peaks, with the worst over by October or November

Orrin Singh
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

Public ‘in the dark’ over how bad SA’s Covid-19 hospital horror really is

Medical watchdog warns there aren’t enough ICU beds for current patients, let alone the impending escalation

Alex Patrick
Journalist
4 min read

This could get bloody: growing evidence of Covid-diabetes links

If the war on diabetes takes a backseat to Covid-19, the ripple effects could be even more deadly, say experts

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Keep your pants on, anti-mask ignorami, it’s the humane thing to do

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Sadist Zille loves poking gaping racial wounds. It’s time to ignore her

We’ll never convince a racist of our humanity, yet we keep descending into the porcine mud fight she loves

4 min read

From dynamic leader to Twitter lunacy - what on Earth happened to Zille?

Whatever her problem is, her reckless behaviour on social media has probably killed the DA’s election hopes

Max du Preez
Editor: Vrye Weekblad
6 min read

Family goes car shopping with R5.7m UIF cash meant for 1,400 workers

Tshwane clan also allegedly splurged on tombstones as they played a ‘money-cup game’ to launder the cash

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
4 min read

Schools, want to tackle racism? Here’s how

Take a long, hard look at yourselves and change what breeds racism or you will face more and more challenges

4 min read

Coke et al dump Facebook. So what? It’s not their ‘likes’ that matter

The ad boycott won’t hurt because it’s a ‘long tail’ of smaller advertisers that drives most of Facebook’s sales

By Matthew Field and Hannah Boland
4 min read
News FREE

Yoh! Judge rips SAA business rescue team for ‘faffing around’

'I’ve never seen anything like this,' says Dennis Davis of the retrenchments, which he labelled illogical

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
6 min read

So long, reality, it’s a brave, bonkers new world

We’re in a time of almost pure science fiction, so the old scriptwriting formulae are going to have to adapt

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Storm clouds gather and Newlands looks doomed

As the spectre of liquidation looms, the prospect of Cape Town no longer having a pro rugby team is all too real

Liam Del Carme
Journalist
3 min read

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