Saturday, October 3 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Now power-mad Trump is the pot calling the kettle a s**thole

As world’s fiercest defender of peaceful power transfers, US looks a lot like nations tormented by stubborn strongmen

4 min read
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The Trump-Biden spectacle wasn’t a debate. It was game over, folks

Between a knackered, uninspiring Biden and fascist Trump, the debate really is done

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Online exams are fertile ground for cheats. Here’s how to fix them

Varsities can’t enforce cheat-free online assessments, but these seven steps will build integrity into the system

4 min read
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Free State farmers are finding whole gnu ways to protect themselves

From wildebeest to drones, they have come up with solutions, but still refuse to farm near the Lesotho border

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read
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She teaches kids tech. Now it’s her turn to shine

Not a stranger to awards, Limpopo teacher Mokhudu Machaba is now in line for a prize worth $1m

4 min read
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Gobsmacked: whale and calf give curious diver the sight of a lifetime

KZN man is overawed by the rare spectacle of a humpback with her calf in her mouth

2 min read
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Octopus film’s tentacles have touched hearts around the world, say makers

‘The best thing of 2020’ has seen the Sea Change Trust receiving a heartfelt email every three seconds

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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A blooming good year for West Coast daisies – but it’s the norm

Visitors claim the flowers are the best yet, but an ecologist has a different view, and it’s all to do with timing

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

Princess Diana’s personal trainer still keeps women riveted and in shape

Former Durbanite Jenni Rivett is virtually helping women worldwide to achieve their fitness goals

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Like the harvest moon, SA’s Chinese will rise again from this dark season

The Year of the Rat, signifying prosperity, has been anything but, with people financially and personally broken

By Ufrieda Ho
9 min read
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After a brief complaint by the Bard’s Doll, a naughty euphemism teemed off

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
2 min read
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This is the way Super Rugby ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper

Excesses aside, the competition helped establish professionalism in the game and it deserved a more fitting departure

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

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