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Saturday, February 12 2022

The Eclectic Weekend


Ideas FREE

Malema, Mpofu’s deplorable behaviour poisoned JSC hearings

Their unsubstantiated claims against and nonsensical questions for four extremely capable jurists spat on justice

4 min read

How BioNTech undermined SA-based WHO vaccine hub for Africa: report

Documents show how a biotech giant aimed to exploit regulatory framework to send vaccines from Africa to Europe

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Killing the Boer, cockroaches, little frogs — and free speech

Malema, AfriForum should take absurdities elsewhere and leave Equality Court to those who need its services urgently

5 min read

Kingsley of the road: let’s take a look at his customised Defenders

Holgate has made sure his Land Rovers are up to the challenge of a 30,000km odyssey across two continents

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

Snakes alive! Dozens of them. And if you live in Potch, they’re near you

Collen Lengwasa and his family’s fascination with reptiles has set them on a path to educate people about the animals

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Jezebel and red dragons allowing, the new chief justice should do just fine

Mogoeng, who barely inhabited this world, did a competent job of it, so it should be a doddle for his successor

Tom Eaton
4 min read
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Maya is fit and proper to be chief justice. JSC is neither fit nor proper

The interviewers reduced her excellence to her gender with no appreciation for complex gender politics

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
8 min read
Ideas FREE

Somalia’s political system is the perfect model for corruption

Corrupt authoritarianism and political tribalism set to overshadow Somalia’s upcoming presidential election

By Abdi Ismail Samatar
5 min read
World FREE

Watch out, world: if Canada can rise up against Covid curbs, anywhere can

Science or not, if the truckers’ protest there is any guide, countries will face growing pressure to remove restrictions

By Derek Decloet and Brian Platt
5 min read
Ideas FREE

In my book, two is always company

Twins seem to be in vogue again in the literary world, with a number of recent releases featuring them

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read

Eat this, Frenchies, there’ll be no more pink ham for you

France is set to cut the use of nitrite in cured meats. The compound gives boiled ham its colour

By Geert De Clercq
1 min read

No fries for you: Belgians ‘heartbroken’ at rising cost of fave snack

Energy, product and labour costs are forcing citizens to fork out more for their cherished chips

By Bart Biesemans and Johnny Cotton
1 min read