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Saturday, March 12 2022

The Eclectic Weekend


Sport FREE

Why boxing is being KO-ed by the ‘Kama Sutra’ of martial arts

The former places too much importance on the notion of unbeaten fighters, while MMA doesn’t fuss about fighters’ losses

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

Polestar drop-top concept is a breath of fresh air

The new design uses a method employed by the aircraft industry and comes with some interesting standard amenities

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read
World FREE

The price China is willing to pay: how would an invasion of Taiwan unfold?

The two countries have many reasons to avoid a war, but several forces may push Beijing towards an attack

By Samson Ellis
10 min read
Sport FREE

Business as usual: ‘If you’re a coach of colour in SA, you need a plan B’

Jonathan Mokuena has a World Rugby Level 3 certificate, but can’t pin down a job, so he’s had to start a side hustle

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Free in the Free State: tigers rescued after 15 years in train carriage

Paws for thought: they will taste life outside a cage for the first time in their lives after their transfer to SA

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
3 min read
Sport FREE

Ahly or nothing: no room for error in all-important clash

Despite an impressive 1-0 over Ahly in Cairo, Sundowns must not let their guard down on Saturday

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
Ideas FREE

If you must insist on smashing food, please don’t go the whole hog

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Are you nuts? How a ‘tree scooter’ completed an Indian farmer’s life

Friends thought he was mad, but Ganapathi Bhat’s invention has made his and others’ lives a whole lot easier

By Sunil Kataria
1 min read

In war and peace, you’ll never get their goat

Afghanistan’s traditional ‘goat-pulling’ sport resumed last month for the first time since the Taliban took over

By Ahmad Masih
1 min read

If there’s one thing Russia and Ukraine do agree on it’s cultural heritage

Unesco moves to protect the latter’s heritage under a Hague Convention agreement to which both are signatories

By Juliette Portala
1 min read

There’s no business like showbusiness for Louis Vuitton

The brand presented its autumn collection at Paris’s Orsay Museum this week, with a nod to masculinity

By Reuters
1 min read
Ideas FREE

I love it when a plot comes together, especially when it’s original

Thrillers seem to be taking a new turn these days, which must be tough for authors, but it’s unforgettable for me

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read