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Saturday, October 9 2021

The Eclectic Weekend


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The JSC should tell us whether white men must stop applying

Race and gender are important for candidacy, but the likes of David Unterhalter require a more nuanced approach

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
6 min read
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Join the dots, SSA, because it looks as if we’re in for more chaos

In run-up to local polls, politicians are killing their own. One wonders what they’ll do if they lose to an opponent

4 min read
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Why eat the rich when you could also be one in a billion?

It’s hard for revolutionaries to make us hate billionaires when we’re all ‘temporarily embarrassed millionaires’

Tom Eaton
4 min read

Final kind act of banker, cyclist and family man killed in horror crash

Family and cycling fraternity devastated after a speeding taxi ploughed into Alex Otto in Sandton

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read
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Smooth call-centre operators: why even sell ouma a second phone contract?

Sales scripts never include a closing statement that sets out the deal clearly, and the elderly are often targets

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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Let the people’s voice be heard when councils get that spending feeling

The R15m sports facility is  just another example of ANC profligacy gone mad

5 min read
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SA’s local elections: when spoilt for choice equates to slim pickings

Voters face the dilemma of choosing between the DA’s racism and the ANC’s corruption in municipal polls on November 1

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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The DA has stooped to new lows of election hypocrisy

The party’s election posters in the racial tinderbox of Phoenix are callous and irresponsible

4 min read
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When generals play politics, wars get lost

Mark Milley’s testimony shows how military leaders are getting squeezed in the military-civilian divide

By Max Hastings
12 min read
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So so-and-so walked into a bar before opening time. So what?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Share the love at a Stellenbosch eatery where it’s coming up rosés

Chef Monche Muller’s contemporary tapas-style menu encourages sharing in a glorious setting

By Steve Steinfeld
3 min read
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So which authors do you book time with when you’re on the move?

I might forget my clothes, but never a thriller, memoir or, if I have little energy, collection of short stories

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read