Saturday, August 8 2020

The Eclectic Long Weekend

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

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Thanks to Cyril’s vampiric ANC the pre-1994 racists are laughing

This is because our leaders are arrogant, entitled and corrupt, as thy steal from the poor with impunity

4 min read
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Bailout-gobbling SOEs now spy a Covid-19 meal ticket

SAA and the like merrily hoover up cash meant to fight a pandemic as they skip sorely needed reforms

6 min read
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They’ve all got it in for Zim! I’m blameless! wails Mnangagwa

Desperate Zimbabweans, even within Zanu-PF, call for help as president invents ever more imaginary enemies

Lenin Ndebele
Journalist
3 min read
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This virus has robbed gasbag Juju of oxygen - but don’t write him off

In a life-and-death scenario the EFF is flailing, but the equally troubled mother party will need it soon

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
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‘Deeply embarrassed’ ANC vows to act on Covid graft scandal

The party says it will look to strengthen its disciplinary processes as well as its integrity commission

By Sthembile Cele
3 min read
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Online turns off connections crucial to learning, teaching

The sum of teaching’s parts is lost on screen, lessening the learning experience for educators and students

4 min read
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How I learned to start worrying and hate the bomb

Thursday marked 75 years since the US devastated Hiroshima. We cannot let this happen again

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Tata ma chance with customer service and it’ll cost you

Companies that fail to win clients’ trust will end up being post-Covid-19 losers

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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BCG vaccine may have put SA one prick ahead in fight against Covid

A new study has found a correlation between countries that administer the vaccine and a flattened curve

Tanya Farber
Journalist
5 min read
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SA, your patience will soon be rewarded with juicy graft trials: NPA, SIU

The bodies understand SA’s frustration, but say it takes time to develop watertight prosecution cases

Jeff Wicks
Journalist
4 min read
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Tipping the scales: what it takes to babysit the most trafficked animal

The future of pangolins may look grim, but a lucky few get a second crack at life and freedom

Tony Carnie
Journalist
6 min read
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How fynbos is key to saving Earth’s wildest wonderlands

Study points to the crucial role of climate stability in the Cape Floristic Region – and our role as protectors

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

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