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Saturday, February 19 2022

The Eclectic Weekend


Ideas FREE

10GB of free data will be nice, but let’s also sort out bucket toilets

The UN says data has become a fundamental human right, but there are many other things needed for human dignity

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
Ideas FREE

How Ramaphosa moved the ANC’s heaven and earth

His statement that ‘the state does not create jobs, the private sector does’ is a dramatic about-turn for the ANC

5 min read
Ideas FREE

It gives me no bleisure to announce the marriage of business and leisure

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Diet, schmiet, wellness, dullness. I’d rather drop acid

Two cookbooks crossed my desk this week. One looks good enough to eat; the other, oddly for me, is fascinating

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read
Ideas FREE

This, SA, is how good leaders take back the power to govern

Success of Tshwane campaign is a great example of what happens when cities are finally freed from ANC stranglehold

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
Ideas FREE

This is why West Africa has so many coups

Poor governance must be addressed, foreign influence resisted and socioeconomic and political conditions improved

By Muhammad Dan Suleiman and Hakeem Onapajo
6 min read
Ideas FREE

After watching this space for so long, SA will take any shiny thing

The wrangle and fawning over Ramaphosa’s optimistic words feels like some kind of Stockholm Syndrome

Tom Eaton
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Did you notice Ramaphosa blackmailed you on Thursday?

The president wants you to survive on a diet of hope and resilience, which is brutal and wrong

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Revisionist history and Western panic are stoking Ukraine fires

Promising tough sanctions and mobilising troops make it harder for Putin to walk away

By Tristen Taylor
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Super blacks: definition — those who are more equal than you

People like Lindiwe Sisulu and Dali Mpofu think it’s fine to insult others, but whatever you do don’t criticise them

4 min read
Sport FREE

SA rugby needs top-to-bottom cash injections to sustain it

Private investment is welcome, but it needs to more than trickle down to provincial level

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Audi E-Tron Sportback is swift, silent and sturdy

One thing you can expect to see more of in 2022 is an expansion of the electric vehicle genre

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read