Saturday, July 25 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

Covid-clueless ANC has treated us with contempt and even sadism

We’re in an unscientific, nonsensical mire where no one knows what they’re doing, thanks to an indolent ANC

4 min read
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Can a struggling firm refuse to refund your pre-Covid holiday booking ?

This is now a major problem as people want their money back from pre-lockdown bookings

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Africa’s first Covid-19 faecal findings are nothing to be poo-pooed

A KZN lab’s ability to detect Covid-19 in sewage could ease transmission and identify hotspots

2 min read
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Cyril’s wasted chance: a New Dawn deferred is a New Dawn denied

He has squandered the opportunity to use the pandemic to reimagine a new society

Max du Preez
Editor: Vrye Weekblad
5 min read
World FREE

Dizzying Heights: ancient Golan rock art sheds light on mysterious culture

Serendipitous find hints at who built the megalithic tombs on which the art was found – and why

By AFP
4 min read
Sport FREE

SA Rugby vows to ‘own up’ and address black players’ grievances

It's time for those uncomfortable conversations about systemic and integrated discrimination, says Jurie Roux

3 min read
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Let’s face facts. It’s not about merit. It’s still about racial privilege

No matter how good you are as a black person, competence will be assumed to be white

4 min read
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Selfless Andrew Mlangeni is the classical epitome of a disciplined cadre

His life is but one of many strands woven into our historical narrative, but his qualities richly embroider it

By Kgalema Motlanthe
5 min read
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I’ve written my suicide letter many times: SA’s starving kids speak out

Times Select finds out what the government feeding scheme really means for the nation’s children

Leonie Wagner
Journalist
4 min read
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Lacking courage to tackle SA’s disasters, Cyril’s credibility crumbles

Unlike Churchill, the exemplar of political bravery, our president skirts the pressing issues, playing it safe

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
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Oh, go on, let SA’s very own Marie Antoinette eat all the cake

Surely Lindiwe Ntshalintshali spending R348,000 of our money is justified. After all, she’s an important woman

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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None of this is news to black sports journalists

While black players faced discrimination, some of us experienced it while trying to do our jobs

4 min read

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