Saturday, August 29 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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In point of faction: the ANC is split down the middle, so SA is doomed

Party infighting means we can’t take urgent steps to fix the country. This puts us in a very dangerous place

4 min read
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ANALYSIS | Cyril – and SA – can’t afford to lose NEC corruption showdown

All the forces of the ANC old guard are lined up to defeat Ramaphosa’s anti-graft drive. It is his defining moment

Sibongakonke Shoba
Politics editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Xenophobia is the enemy agent and we must be on high alert

SA desperately wants a scapegoat. Some in the media and in politics have found the go-to target

4 min read
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God bless, Captain America: behold the cinematic universe of US politics

This escapist, multisquillion-dollar soap opera stars Bruce Wayne, Tony Starke and Donald Trump

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Post-Covid Africa will have to save itself. It is a terrifying task

Covid-19 has forced the usual donor countries to look after their own, which spells disaster for the continent

6 min read
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How can hope spring eternal when you’re killing us?

A year after Uyinene Mrwetyana’s death, we gathered to share stories and only sorrow was illuminated

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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There is no value in a house of greed. It will swallow rich and poor

With structures preventing the poor from acquiring wealth, our society makes even the rich vulnerable

Mark Barnes
Columnist
3 min read
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‘You pick up 10kg flour and you weigh it in your hands and in your heart’

Core food costs are rocketing, leaving women juggling desperately to feed families and keep them healthy

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Invasive plants are being given Zulu names. Here’s why it’s important

A conservationist in KZN is breaking language barriers to weed out invaders

By Sarah Wild and GroundUp
5 min read
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You don’t need LSD to chase pookas, hybrid bananas and bunnies

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read

Let’s blow up everything we think we know about Afrikaners

Johan Stegmann’s Johannesburg exhibition explores his identity, while calling into question stereotypes about it

By Chris Thurman
4 min read

Wrinkle in time: silver-haired fashion stars are just what we need

As these inspired, and inspiring, creatives prove, fashion knows no age, and lockdown is no obstacle

By Sahil Harilal
3 min read

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