Saturday, September 5 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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How Cyril defeated Zuma faction’s ‘planned’ attack and came out stronger

NEC saw an ‘orchestrated’ attempt to oust Ramaphosa, but ANC rallied behind him when it counted

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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‘If police can kill a Down syndrome child, how can we trust them?’

Eldorado Park residents relive the anguish of losing loved ones after Nateniël Julies, 16, was shot dead

6 min read
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If only the ANC could spin its ball properly, we’d all be nett gainers

What are these overpaid spin doctors good for when ministers are putting out PR fires via Twitter?

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Certainty 1: matric exams will be a farce. Certainty 2: ANC will hide this

The education dept says pupils have time to catch up, but politicians don’t care about their decisions’ results

4 min read
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SA may not be booming like Rwanda, but at least we haven’t got a dictator

Rwanda poses an interesting dilemma: there’s much to admire and much to condemn. Will SA do the right thing?

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Beware the authoritarian nutjobs who promise to clean up the ANC’s mess

Unsurprisingly, voters are looking for something exactly unlike the ANC. But we should be careful what we wish for

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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The ANC is in ruins, but opposition parties better buck up their ideas

The last things desperate voters need from Herman Mashaba and co are straw-clutching and fearmongering

4 min read
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Scientists jump in as alien invaders threaten to leave sandfish up creek

Unusual project aims to save the iconic freshwater species that used to spawn en masse like salmon

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

How Milton got a trippy mangling

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Denis Fry: clean as a whistle, no matter which way the ref blows

In the first of a new column, we explain what’s in its name by looking at a sublime display of sportsmanship

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

If you can’t take the dark, get out of the kitchen

The ‘dark kitchen’ trend is gathering pace locally. And no, we don’t mean a dish served cold – a la Eskom

By Richard Holmes
7 min read

If none of these series gets you bingeing you may as well sell the telly

The 11 best international series to binge for the next few months, from ‘Lovecraft Country’ to ‘Briarpatch’

By Kevin Kriedemann
10 min read

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