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Saturday, January 22 2022

The Eclectic Weekend



I feel, therefore I am: Cape neuropsychologist sheds new light on the mind

UCT professor Mark Solms challenges a long-held notion that reason is behind our awareness of ourselves as humans

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Don’t look for proof in puddings unless you can swallow age-old truths

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Black consciousness, white tears: ubuntu’s challenge to liberalism

Panashe Chigumadzi discusses, among other things, why it’s hard for white people to claim knowledge of ubuntu

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read
Ideas FREE

Be grateful, SA. Ministers like Sisulu show how far the ANC has fallen

What she is demonstrating is what her faction of the party wants: a leadership that is not held accountable

4 min read
Ideas FREE

The discovery of insulin: a story of monstrous egos and toxic rivalries

It’s one that dates back 100 years, but in a time of Covid-19 and climate change has important lessons

By Kersten Hall
16 min read
Ideas FREE

Should the burden be on white people to transform SA?

We all have a role to play in building an inclusive nation, so let’s put blame aside and wake up to what needs doing

By Sihle Khumalo
5 min read
Ideas FREE

South Africans must choose to pursue the future we dream of

Recent poll’s turnout shows we have lost faith in our leaders. It’s up to individuals to try to make a difference

7 min read
Ideas FREE

Why the outrage at ANC polyp Sisulu’s passion to be president?

It’s inevitable in a country where no one is held accountable

Tom Eaton
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Don’t be fooled, this is why AfriForum wants the matric results printed

White schools dominate the top end, paving the way for public displays of domination and playing into the DBE’s hands

4 min read
World FREE

The heat is on: it’s getting unbearably hot and unlivable in Kuwait

Thanks to climate change, temperatures there could become too hot for people and wildlife in decades to come

By Fiona MacDonald
8 min read
Sport FREE

Djokovic will never be the greatest no matter how successful

His self-serving actions will ensure he never ranks among humane sportspeople like Muhammad Ali

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
Ideas FREE

So many books, so little space, but hopefully a lot of time

This year looks to be a feast of books. Here are some top picks. For more, grab this weekend’s Sunday Times

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read