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Saturday, July 24 2021

The Eclectic Weekend


Ideas FREE

Never forget the people in plush houses who tried to plunge SA into war

Bravo, SA heroes, but be watchful because it’s not over until the instigators who feel zero for the poor are booked

4 min read
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Public trust gone: look what happened while Cyril played his ‘long game’

The social contract between state and citizenry has been broken, the long-term consequence of failing to act timeously

Tony Leon
6 min read
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Was it a coup attempt? Did she or didn’t she? Did he or didn’t he?

The confusion emanating from SA’s security forces after last week’s mayhem is a threat to our democracy

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read
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My peaceful village caught the spark of violence. Why?

The violence and destruction that accompanied the protests and looting unfortunately reflect the mood of the country

3 min read
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Insurgency? Insurrection? Whatever it was, it was revolting

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Can someone please tell us why DD is clowning around in Russia?

If Mabuza was poisoned, he would have recovered by now, so why does he keep nipping off to that country, of all places?

Tom Eaton
3 min read

Just postpone the elections? It’s not that easy

Prudence dictates that the local government polls be postponed, but the law and the DA say otherwise

5 min read
Ideas FREE

Roger and out: Bezos’s 10 minutes of flame was a last blast for capitalism

Billionaire straps himself to a rocket to give humanity a chance of surviving the banality of life in the internet age

5 min read

Fashion school: Pyer Moss reinvents black history on the runway

For its debut show, the house gives credit to African American inventors of everyday objects we take for granted

Thango Ntwasa
3 min read
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Margaret Mitchell, Leo Tolstoy, Marian Keyes or DIY?

It’s a tough one, but which book would you bag if asked to choose? And please don’t say the latter

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

Emmys: predictable as ever, even though it doesn’t seem so at first glance

Voters have followed the path well-trodden, but at least they are getting diversity right

Tymon Smith
Features writer, film and series reviewer
3 min read
Sport FREE

There are many reasons why the Boks have to win on Saturday

Going one nil up is crucial for confidence and momentum for the rest of the Lions series

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read