Saturday, August 28 2021

The Eclectic Weekend

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

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If the ANC doesn’t get its act together, SA will become what Zambia was

The events that have unfolded there since 1964 ring familiar when one looks at SA’s current trajectory

5 min read
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Is Cyril a man with a plan for Monday’s riot threat? I doubt it

As threats resurface, the state owes it to citizens to answer this question and bring the instigators to book

4 min read
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Dieticians give a taste of what government is feeding schoolchildren

Do the meals in the new menu have the nutrients pupils need? We hear from the experts

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Principled readers pour over books only when bored to tears

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Standard Bank’s lockdown PIN snafu costs its customers mounds of cash

All fraudsters needed was an ID, credit card and cellphone, and the bank’s self-service divulged the security code

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
8 min read
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Coupled on the tote: Trump, Zuma are thoroughbred con artists

Asking people to donate money to them shows how shameless and entitled Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump are

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Biden’s cowardly move will send Afghanistan back to the Stone Age

His protestations are fair enough, but he will always be remembered as the president who betrayed Afghans

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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INVESTIGATION | How Gupta allies gamed SA’s diamond trade

Undervaluing the stones led to major losses for SA and small-scale miners who rely on the industry

By Brenda Smith
15 min read
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Only the most Covid-friendly penthouses money can buy for SA’s uber-rich

Property experts are seeing an uptick in the demand for houses and flats in the R10m-and-upwards bracket

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Ignore the anti-vax brigade and focus on the vax hesitant

Not enough is being done to accelerate vaccinations, the spinoff from which will bring some of the unvaxxed on board

4 min read
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Not even Delta stood a chance: how China beat Covid yet again

Variant was biggest test of nation’s pandemic control model, but it vanished in the same time as previous outbreaks

By Bloomberg News
4 min read

Should you be jittery about your caffeine intake?

Coffee consumption has its ups and downs, so here are the things to watch out for

By Yvonne Fontyn
7 min read

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