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Saturday, June 12 2021

The Eclectic Weekend


Ideas FREE

Ten babies or not, their three wise men get 10 out of 10 for hubris

That the holy trinity of Rampedi, Surve and Masina have endorsed this story should be enough to set off alarm bells

Tom Eaton
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Great move, Cyril. To make it even better, sack Mantashe

President’s plan for electricity is the light at the end of the tunnel SA needs, but energy minister remains an obstacle

By Peter Attard Montalto
5 min read
Ideas FREE

This is not a holiday: the right health minister is a life-and-death matter

Here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, and the tourism minister takes over the health portfolio. It beggars belief

4 min read
Ideas FREE

First step to stop SA going down the toilet? End school pit latrines

Cabinet ministers flute on about the fourth industrial revolution, yet our schools are without safe, clean lavatories

4 min read
Ideas FREE

If SA is to live, its leaders must stop feasting on dead ideas

SA has too many ideological necrophiliacs and too few jobs

Tony Leon
7 min read
Ideas FREE

Why Southern Africa’s interior is an ideal place for solar energy

There are many reasons why we are in one of the world’s best locations to use the sun for electricity, says expert

By Hartmut Winkler
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Easy ‘pap smear’: a dab of vinegar saves Malawian women’s lives

In less than three minutes, women can find out if they are in danger of cervical cancer

5 min read
Ideas FREE

Why are Edgars accounts so hard to get out of?

For goodness’ sake, credit providers, the finish line really shouldn’t be that elusive

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

CNAche: is this really how the story ends?

The bookstore chain that brightened up my book-filled childhood is in deep trouble

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read

Wine’s holy grape: the balance between stock continuity and terroir

Larger estates with lower per bottle prices are the elusive middle ground

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

A whole spectrum of shows for Pride Month

Here are 13 must-watch shows and movies that explore LGBTQIA themes and do it well

By Kevin Kriedemann
11 min read
Sport FREE

A vision for SA sport is all very well, but you need money and a plan

Administrators need to map out a proper, achievable plan and get Lotto and government on board to fund it

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read