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Saturday, February 26 2022

The Eclectic Weekend


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Why did Putin start a rort with Ukraine? Just coz

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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How Boeing fooled the world for max profits

Doccie on plane maker’s death traps is essential viewing for anyone interested in how corporate dishonesty costs lives

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
5 min read
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Nothing toxic about amount Britney’s speared to give you a piece of her

Move over Bruce, Keith and Elton because Britney just nailed down a $15m deal for her autobiography

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

Kidnappings for ransom – part one: from Mozambique with greed

SA ‘is losing war on kidnapping because of corruption and infighting among Crime Intelligence’

By Graeme Hosken, Aron Hyman and Tankiso Makhetha
11 min read

You may be top in SA, Sundowns, but the sun doesn’t shine out of you

If Brazilians are to prevail on continent, they need tougher competition week in week out on the home front

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Cometh the iceman: putin’ history in its place in Ukraine

So anachronistic is Putin that, without blinking, he’s revisiting a century-old feud while pondering World War 3

5 min read
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Watch as armchair virologists and revolutionaries invade geopolitics

In the coming confusing days, expect to see the widespread insistence that two wrongs do, in fact, make a right

Tom Eaton
3 min read
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While government fiddles, mere mortals put out the fires

As our dysfunctional, politely xenophobic state dodges state capture bullets, civil society steps up to the plate

4 min read
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Chanting struggle slogans doesn’t mean people are going to be killed

But if we don’t work together to build a country based on freedom, equality, justice and solidarity, it might

By Songezo Zibi
6 min read
Sport FREE

After an offside start, SA just might blitz URC opponents

SA teams have the chance to make this weekend’s round a watershed one

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
World FREE

There will be Vlad: why Putin’s pride can only lead to his fall

He has fallen into the autocrats’ trap, and history has many examples of what will almost inevitably follow

By Clara Ferreira Marques
3 min read
World FREE

Sanctions could badly hurt Russia, but it’s a balancing act for the West

Moscow is throwing stones, leading the White House to announce sanctions of sorts, while the EU considers them

By Karin Strohecker
5 min read