Saturday, January 23 2021

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Human ’til the end: SA mourns ANC ‘father figure’ Jackson Mthembu

His last tweets before he succumbed to the virus show his strength in the face of Covid scepticism

By Amanda Khoza and Kgothatso Madisa
6 min read
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Soon, SA will turn those water cannons on the ANC

It happened to the NUM at Marikana and it will happen to the ruling party, which is fast losing touch with its people

4 min read
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Nationalisation is being bandied about, so play the game, private schools

Independents have a place, but at times like this and for solidarity’s sake they should align with public institutions

4 min read
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Whatever happens to the vaccines, SA is already immune to shock

Centralising the vaccination programme to keep money away from grubby hands is simply palliative care

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Lazy police have failed SA by hiding behind the ‘roadblock strategy’

Law enforcement has shown SA mirrors a near failed state with its lack of proactive policing of Covid protocols

4 min read
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Everything we know about 501.V2, the new Covid-19 variant identified in SA

SA has more cases and deaths than anything we saw on any day during the first wave, says Prof Abdool Karim

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Discovery of two giant radio galaxies offers fresh insights into universe

SA telescope installation is helping gain a clearer understanding of the evolutionary pathways of galaxies

By Jacinta Delhaize
5 min read
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Many US presidents went on to write books. Let’s hope Trump doesn’t

Here’s a look at some of them, as industry experts beseech US publishers not to make a deal with Agent Orange

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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It’d be awesome if ‘awesome’ was reserved for the truly awesome

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Are SA’s cultural institutions trying to get rid of Kannemeyer and Botes?

The duo behind Bitterkomix is being stymied by galleries, universities, you name it. But why?

By Graham Wood
12 min read
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‘We’re desperate to play Lions. Players extended their careers for this’

Rassie Erasmus says to play the Lions is a rare opportunity and SA Rugby will find a solution if the tour is jeopardised

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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India’s win reminds us sport can serve as a tonic in these trying times

While sport has evolved over the years, it still has the ability to brighten our lives, pandemic or not

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

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