Saturday, August 22 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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US got Kamala Harris, a principled fighter with a voice. SA got a poodle

David Mabuza is a heartbeat from the highest office, but he has proven himself to be a non-existent deputy

4 min read
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If SA is outdone by Bibi and Trump, we must be in dire domestic straits

Our wearying approach to Israel and Zimbabwe points to a poverty of foreign policy imagination

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
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A small Big Man in pointy shoes is foiled by relentless politeness

This is what happens when South African entitlement made flesh meets grace at the end of a very long queue

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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This is why you can’t trust scientists who want schools to reopen

The science of reopening schools must be looked at through the lens of inequality, not chances of infection

4 min read
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Forget what the sales agent says – dynamite comes in small print

Consumers love to take the quickest route and dodgy sales agents know and exploit this all too well

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Bored of lockdown? Just paddle to Robben Island on a homemade raft

Father and son beat the lockdown blues with an impromptu adventure

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read
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The flower that colour-coded piglets and bloomed on a dead star’s lips

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Alien vs alien: predatory plant surrenders to new invader

Harties breathes again after the introduction of insect to fight the ‘world’s worst aquatic weed’

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read
Sport FREE

Beresford Williams isn’t the best pick for CSA chief. Here’s why

Lack of action while the association crumbled, and a conflict of interest, mean he doesn't tick the right boxes

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
2 min read

The hilarious art of spotting the tiresome ‘mansplainer’

Women have long suffered men explaining their own experiences to them. A new book has an overdue laugh at it

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

It’s all doom and gloss in the afterlife

‘Fight Club’ writer’s latest book gives us a darker twist on the resurrection story

Yolisa Mkele
Journalist
2 min read

Five ways to add a sense of hope to your wardrobe

From advocating niche brands to intimate behind-the-scenes glimpses, we take a look at fashion’s new mood

By Sahil Harilal
2 min read

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