Saturday, July 31 2021

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Poor Cyril, his presidency has never stood a chance

Beset by problems not of his making, crippled by indecision, it’s hard to imagine what his legacy will be

Makhudu Sefara
Deputy editor: Sunday Times
5 min read
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Yes we do need Captain SA to shield us from the Red (Numb)Skull

The clarion call to ‘get behind’ President Ramaphosa is all very well, but what happens after he’s gone?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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‘RET guttersnipes are responsible for looting deaths’

They claim to care about the poor. They don’t. They want to loot, oppress and get away with it

4 min read
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Of course Pablo cost an arm and a leg – how else would a sofa walk home?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
5 min read
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Good to know masses got jabs while I languished on my sickbed

This is fantastic progress for a country that so spectacularly bungled the process in the early stages

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Democracy decimated: can you imagine Hitler with a Twitter account?

Embrace of due process, empirical data and civilised norms is no match for the relentless march of the algorithm

6 min read
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UCT online school: admirable maybe. Equal opportunity? Definitely not

UCT deserves credit for its new online school, but let’s face it, it’s for the middle class, not the poor

4 min read
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Has something you bought conked out? This is what the warranty law says

Be warned, it makes a big difference if it’s less or more than six months since you made your purchase

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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Is it possible to have a favourite book of all time?

People ask this all the time and it’s difficult to answer, but there is one novel that will always be a go-to for me

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ gets five Emmy noms and all the laughs

The HBO production’s winsome second season doubles down on the jokes and expands its cast

By Vianne Venter
4 min read
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Springboks were hard done last week but now Rassie stands accused of ...

A battle royale was expected on the field for the Lions series but it’s become a veritable verbal slanging match off it

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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The point is to make waves, Sascoc, not hinder them

All the organisation does is cut, whether it’s costs or qualification pathways for athletes

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

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