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Saturday, November 27 2021

The Eclectic Weekend


Ideas FREE

Malema the power broker has played the coalition game to perfection

The EFF leader has a ruthless streak and a shrewd political brain, but he mustn’t let his power go to his head

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Welcome to uMngeni, where the New SA is at last dawning

Its new leaders are young, competent and anti-corruption – in short, exactly what a nation that’s in the ashes needs

4 min read
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Freeloaders boot up followers while original creators suffer

With little copyright protection for digital content producers, the space has become a free-for-all

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Sometimes even conspiracy theorists have a point

The exoneration of two men convicted of killing Malcolm X should prompt us to practise listening

By Stephen L. Carter
4 min read
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Pack those troubles in an old kit bag, but don’t forget the books

The holidays are almost upon us and there’s no better time to catch up on all the authors you didn’t get to this year

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

The Anthropause: did lockdown let Earth breathe or create false comfort?

Experts from Wits have expressed hope and horror in equal measure

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
5 min read
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If Ramaphosa’s playing a long game, he’s playing it all by himself

As blank-faced over the Eskom sabotage as he was over the July riots, one’s got to wonder if he has any game at all

Tom Eaton
4 min read
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It’s personal: ANC may not know it yet, but Malema is out for revenge

The ruling party keeps treating the EFF leader like any other leader of an opposition party. He is not

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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Opposition disunity + loyalty to the ANC = business as usual in SA

Unless opposition parties find a middle ground and voters back-bench loyalty, the ANC will continue to sink SA

4 min read
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With friends like these, the DA certainly doesn’t need enemies

‘Your victories can cost you more than your defeats’ will resonate with the DA and some of its new mayors

Tony Leon
7 min read
World FREE

No go-go: China’s belt through Africa hits a roadblock

The BRI slowdown has been attributed to Covid-19, Beijing’s waning appetite for foreign investments and African debt

By Duncan Miriri
6 min read
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Everyone has some form of rabid aversion, it’s all the rage

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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