Saturday, August 21 2021

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

Was Biden weak or is he doing a Ramaphosa and playing the long game?

The US leader is accused of bungling his country’s Afghan withdrawal, but he may have bigger fish in mind

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
Ideas FREE

The ANC is playing Russian roulette, but then DD was in the house

If Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula couldn’t see last month’s insurrection coming, how will she protect the ANC in parliament?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

When will voters realise looting and killing are not new to the ANC?

The party has been polishing its nefarious activities since it was in exile and nothing has changed

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Cancelling schools’ October break isn’t only cruel, it’s stupid

As it ignores the real problems faced by SA schooling, the government’s crackpot idea will only make things worse

4 min read
Ideas FREE

You think taking the vaccine is bougie? How about a jab in the face?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Government has been slow on the uptake, hence SA’s vaccine hesitancy

Government’s strategists have been sleeping on the job, which explains why our vaccine rollout is slipping

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read
Ideas FREE

What has gone wrong with our Constitutional Court?

Recent judgments, not least its latest Zuma one, smack of personal predilections and politicking

By Ziyad Motala
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Zambia has taught us a lesson in democracy. Let’s learn it

In local elections, and soon in national elections too, the opposition parties do not have to be SA’s only alternatives

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
Ideas FREE

No use Biden our time. Let’s get on with nation-building

Just as the US gave a spectacular example of how not do do it, Zambia proved that it really needn’t be that hard

5 min read
Ideas FREE

Be a cheug if you must, but lay off the cauliflower

If you’re a so-last-year colouring-in book type, it’s OK, help is at hand in the form of ... a colouring-in book

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read

Extinction of men, trouble in Eden, digital oracles: novels on the pulse

Enjoy the final lap of winter with topical books that reveal truths that real life cannot teach

By Monique Verduyn
7 min read
Sport FREE

How smaller clubs can escape the brutal cycle that killed Celtic

The club’s sale comes just one season after Bidvest Wits were sold, so where did they go wrong?

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE