Saturday, September 12 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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The story of Madiba and the Afrikaner twins reveals a truth about racism

The meeting with Constand Viljoen averted war, and along with good science illustrates the root of prejudice

Max du Preez
Editor: Vrye Weekblad
4 min read
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ANC corruption keeps stinking up SA, and good people do nothing

The brazenly rotten are deployed everywhere, because the party rewards them

4 min read
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We explode with rage over a racist ad, but still fall for white-hair lie

It’s one thing to be outraged, but it is surely wrong to then rush off and buy hair-straightening products

4 min read
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On the DA’s rocky road, it’s a step to the left, then a huge jump right

Lifetime loyalty in sport is understandable, but in the political horror show, a switch can be patriotic

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
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We didn’t start the fire, it was burning and firms must help, not hinder

The way the EFF externalised its frustration about the Clicks advert is how most black people feel daily

2 min read
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‘Quiet diplomacy’, as spineless as ever, slithers back into non-action

Cyril has taken Thabo Mbeki’s loathsome policy of appeasement and turned the volume down to minus-11

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Nelson, George and the rules of engagement

In this edited extract from ‘65 Years of Friendship’, George Bizos recalls his meetings with Mandela in jail

By George Bizos
5 min read
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‘Those who share little die earlier,’ so catch a wakey, Mzansi

South Africans share less than almost any other nation and it’s having an effect on life expectancy, says study

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
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SA looks to 3D printers to create cheap ventilators for the world

Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital have gone flat-out as part of the Give a Breath Challenge

2 min read
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Fancy a little prefix of morpheme? Oh, go on, it’s Friday

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
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PODCAST | Khwezi Science Report: singing for sex, and other urban tales

Join us for the woven wonders of weavers and what goes on backstage before the avian dawn chorus

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read
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Brace yourself for storms the world may not be able to weather

Scientists, more able to pinpoint examples, say this year’s weather shows climate change’s growing impact

By Matthew Green
5 min read

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