Saturday, January 16 2021

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Be afraid: Donald Trump has given dictators a free pass

The US president has set a vicious, dangerous example for anti-democratic leaders that pepper the world stage

4 min read
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Schools should absolutely not reopen in lockdown level three

Government does not prioritise children and teachers. If it did, thousands of educators would not be dead

4 min read
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Don’t fail SA’s kids again, reopen schools: profs

The NCCC wants this postponed to February 15, with the education minister set to address the issue on Friday

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Paranoid about online privacy? That starship has sailed already

While we know Big Brother is always watching, the current surge in anxiety around online privacy is just silly

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Let’s lock the ‘gate’ and throw away the key

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Four people I knew died while I was struck down by Covid-19

I now plan to focus on little things, but dream for myself and sports people that there’ll be more and events go ahead

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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‘I will fight’: son sees dad die in next bed

Well-known Cape Town pianist remains hopeful he’ll recover after watching his father losing his battle with virus

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read
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African Wiki geeks, where are you? Wikipedia wants to fill a knowledge hole

Now 20 years old, the online encyclopedia wants to expand in emerging nations and focus on diverse languages

By Douglas Scott
3 min read
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So you think world-class athletes are as tough as nails? Well, think again

It may seem improbable, but many top sports people are struggling with mental health issues. Let’s learn from them

By Kirsten van Heerden
4 min read
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To Frans Steyn and all the others who lit up the Currie Cup, thank you

Experience from well-travelled players gives the domestic game a much-needed boost

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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From slavery to Cecil Rhodes, here’s a taste of 2021’s must-reads

You’re sure to find something to sweep you up among these 10 titles

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
4 min read

Brush these artists onto your radar

These emerging SA artists are catching local and international attention for photography, painting and performance

By Zanele Kumalo
2 min read

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