Saturday, August 15 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Our leaders must keep ANC snouts in the public trough, and to hell with SA

When they sell us the ‘unity of the movement’ line, it’s to benefit a greedy elite at the expense of the people

4 min read
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As teachers flee or die, a new, even worse education crisis looms

Replacing a professional teacher comes at a high cost, and we are losing many with vast experience

4 min read
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John Nkadimeng: deep commitment forged in the underground struggle

He had no truck with leaders who lived the high life and his children's special favour requests were rebuked

By Chris Barron
5 min read
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Yes, there is life after the ANC’s death. This is what voters need to know

People vote for it because they mistake it for the state. They must be assured they won’t be destitute without it

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

We’re in a death spiral but we’re doing our best: Eskom chief

De Ruyter paints a grim load-shedding picture, but says there’s light at the end of the tunnel for the rickety utility

Aron Hyman
Reporter
5 min read
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Cash, bags and the Guptas: bodyguards spill the beans

Protectors of Gigaba and Transnet execs tell all at state capture commission

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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‘The Guptas didn’t appoint me.’ If you say so, Weekend Special

Van Rooyen says he did not know Bobat and Whitley, blames ‘white-owned’ media for demise of Zuma allies

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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Fans and friends mourn ‘legendary’ broadcaster Bob Mabena

His death elicits an outpouring of grief for a colourful, inspirational spirit who touched the heart of his industry

4 min read
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Hoo boy, that was close! How a twitch saved an owl in a dustbin

A Hartbeespoort barn owlet tossed into the rubbish cheats death with the help of caring bird rescuers

3 min read
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Let’s get to the root of the Covid-19 ginger price surge

SA’s ginger suppliers are unable to keep up with demand driven by the plant’s perceived health benefits

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read
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They wrote it this week: Why a curry isn’t a good idea before giving birth

Extracts from diaries and letters written between August 10 and August 16

Robin Crouch
Journalist
8 min read
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Africa’s Tree of Life faces death thanks to threats from the West

As if climate change and land-clearing aren’t enough, baobabs are now facing culinary and cosmetic menaces

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

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