Saturday, July 11 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

The self-serving, corrupt ANC shows again how it befouls Mandela’s legacy

In its shameless response to the VBS scandal, the party laughs as it rubs our faces in the cesspool of its graft

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Dear Angie, it’s time to declare the school year over!

Just swallow your pride and do it, minister Motshekga. If you don’t, there’ll be a far worse blot on your record

4 min read
News FREE

INVESTIGATION | Sanitisers’ dirty secret revealed: these brands are useless

Almost half of hand sanitisers tested in a private lab have too little alcohol to protect you from Covid-19

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
7 min read
Ideas FREE

The ANC has never felt embarrassed before, so why now?

It reportedly fears SABC job losses will ‘embarrass’ it, which is unfathomable considering its track record

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
News FREE

‘There. Are. No. Beds.’ Doc tells terrifying truth of SA’s Covid-19 crisis

Hospitals are already having to make difficult admission decisions, and staff are taking serious strain

By Dr Adam Barnes
11 min read
World FREE

Why the silence, Africa? The world needs data to survive Covid-19

Crumbling health systems, government unwillingness among issues preventing experts from gauging severity of pandemic

By Katharine Houreld and David Lewis
8 min read
News FREE

Now this is how to ride out a pandemic. Meet Soweto’s money spinners

With a deft switch of purpose, a bike tour operator has turned a downturn into a great little earner

Alex Patrick
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Toxic e-waste is clogging SA’s dumps. It’s time to reboot our thinking

Globally, e-waste weighing that of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2 was dumped or burnt in 2019

Nivashni Nair
Journalist
4 min read

Turns out SA art lovers don’t need a cocktail before they fork out

The outcome of virtual auctions in lockdown indicates collectors are open to buying expensive art online

By Mary Corrigall
7 min read
Sport FREE

Louis Mazibuko takes off: tributes to a ‘one-man full house’

Senior journalists remember a father figure and legend in the newsroom

By Mahlatse Mphahlele and Marc Strydom
6 min read
World FREE

Make a vaccine? I’m trying to teach my kids the alphabet

Drug giant offers lessons to staff’s children so parents can focus on work ... and other firms are doing similar things

By Kate Holton, Emma Thomasson and Stephen Jewkes
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Malawi’s triumph for democracy gives a cheerless world reason to take heart

Lazarus Chakwera’s victory reignites hope that the fortunes of the ‘warm heart of Africa’ can be reversed

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read

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