Saturday, June 26 2021

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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For Piet’s sake don’t apologise, you get 10/10 for your Ramped(i) up story

Piet Rampedi’s naivety helped give birth to the mother of all fake news stories

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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For SA to have a hope in hell, Cyril must shuffle off dead wood

As long as ministers such as Nkoana-Mashabane, Mthethwa and Patel are in office, SA won’t realise its dreams

4 min read
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By groveling to the EFF, the ANC is digging SA’s grave

The party’s hodgepodge of a policy on expropriation without compensation is, as Thabo Mbeki points out, a disaster

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
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ANALYSIS | The rise and fall of Gigaba: will Gupta links be the final nail?

Getting into bed with the Indian family dimmed the former ANCYL president’s once bright political future

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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Axe vax excuses. It’s time to think outside the box

Government has no one to blame but itself for SA’s rollout mess. We have the infrastructure to administer jabs

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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There is much to rant about now, but let’s focus on kindness

This harsh pandemic reality will pass. In the meantime, a little decency will go a long way in consoling each other

4 min read
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Billionaire Bill’s reading lists are bang on the money

Bring back 2018, 2019 and 2020 because if Gates’s 2021 suggestions are anything to go by we are in big trouble

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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Holidays are nice and all, but unholy vacations stay with you

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Fashions fade, but style icons are eternal

We take a walk down the runway’s memory lane to revisit idols the industry has honoured

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

Jean whizz, this is how designers are tackling the denim eco disaster

Sustainable, cost-effective and quick indigo dyeing may hold the key to fashion’s future

By Virginia Postrel
6 min read
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Olympics just doesn’t seem to swing it for highly-paid golfers

It is rather perplexing that SA’s top golfer and a genuine medal contender isn’t interested in the quadrennial event

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Want to beat Wydad, Chiefs? Then this is how to do it

The stats from their last outing say it all, so Amakhosi best not take to the pitch with the same game plan in mind

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

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