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Saturday, April 9 2022

The Eclectic Weekend


World FREE

Why were there fewer fender-benders but more road deaths during lockdown?

It’s one of the great pandemic mysteries, but experts are closer to answers, with implications for traffic control

By Mark Buchanan
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Trumpet the truth: girls rock in the elephant world

There’s nothing bikini about the animals. Everything is full-size, including their formidable mother skills

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Premium blender: the brewing of Black Coffee

From humble beginnings in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, the African king of music is taking over the world

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor
6 min read

Rare cemetery of ancient flying reptiles surpasses scientists’ hopes

The well-preserved pterosaur bones in Chile can give insight into the creature’s habits, not just its anatomy

By Carolina Pulice
1 min read
Sport FREE

It’s time Chiefs red-carded Baxter and replaced him with Zwane

All the coach is doing is relegating the team to run-of-the-mill and stifling the careers of young players

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
7 min read
Sport FREE

SA’s decade-long golfing drought has been all sand and no grass

This is the longest gap without a win on the major circuit since the 16-year stretch between 1978 and 1994

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

What a win: Darwin notebooks returned to library 20 years after vanishing

They were reported missing in 2000, only to be found in a gift bag, with a note, at Cambridge University this week

By William Schomberg
1 min read
Ideas FREE

Remind me why we’re back here — or never mind, it’s just a revolution

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Book sales tick-tock up thanks to the net’s ‘literary nerds’

Teens on BookTok are taking reads viral and have pushed site views up from 5.8-billion last year to 39.2-billion now

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read
Sport FREE

CSA gains at the crease, but a six with a title sponsor will take time

By continually shooting itself in the foot, the body has lost trust and sponsors are not as receptive as they once were

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Eskom stopping you from going electric? Volvo has the solution

Plug-in hybrid concept would be the best solution to SA’s challenges with power supply, says company MD

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Machine see, machine do: Japanese robot can peel bananas cleanly

Researcher believes the training method can teach robots to do different simple ‘human’ tasks

By Rikako Maruyama and Akiko Okamoto
1 min read