Saturday, August 14 2021

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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Allow me to concede that I’ve been captured by Cyril

Let’s put truth avoidance aside and give him a high five for choosing the right option when state capture was exposed

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Malema’s house is built on hot air ... but don’t expect it to collapse

One hopes voters aren’t duped by his ‘spacious houses’ for the poor and his rhetoric, but don’t hold your breath

6 min read
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PODCAST | Why the ANC needs a national electoral committee: Motlanthe

In the latest Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we chat to SA’s former president about the quality of ANC candidates

By Mike Siluma and Paige Muller
1 min read
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ANALYSIS | A lot of words, Mr President, but what exactly do they mean?

Ramaphosa speaks in riddles during state capture commission, leaving several crucial questions up in the air

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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In his need to be Mr Nice Guy, Cyril has made some very nasty decisions

First it was the non-event going as a cabinet reshuffle, now it’s Mapisa-Nqakula. Who knows, next it could be Zuma

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read
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Beware, deadbeat dads, after landmark ruling

A watershed conclusion to a case will pave the way for evasive SA fathers to face the might of the law

4 min read
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Is double the difference code for lowering the bar?

At Pick n Pay you will get the former if an item scans incorrectly. The catch? There must be a barcode in place

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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Rub insult into a wound worth its weight in salt or it’s in poor taste

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Booker Prize longlist gets intimate: the fulfilment of a promise?

Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Powers and Rachel Cusk make the cut, and it could be third time lucky for SA’s Damon Galgut

By Monique Verduyn
7 min read

Tyre shredder to tender shepherd: Clarkson’s (almost) all grown up

Is the famous petrolhead’s new show just ‘Top Gear with animals’? I think it’s more than that

By Brenwin Naidu
5 min read
Sport FREE

What stops the Bucs is interfering management

A Pirates coach is never in total control of the players and their selection

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Boks may be ‘boring’ but they’re winning

Big matches such as World Cup finals and Lions Tests are simply not conducive to free-flowing rugby

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

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