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Saturday, May 21 2022

The Eclectic Weekend


Cluttercore: Gen Z says ‘stuff you’ to minimalism-obsessed millennials

The battle might seem new, but it is just history repeating itself

By Vanessa Brown
5 min read

Meet the Kalahari Ferrari – and its delightfully named cousins

Researchers hope documenting vernacular African names will help conserve the solifuge species

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

Friendships end for many reasons, among them Covid differences

In romantic relationships people believe they can resolve issues through debate, but this does not apply to friendships

By Beverley Fehr
4 min read

R400m: that’s how much ombuds had to force insurers to pay out in 2021

‘Inordinate rise in funeral and credit insurance claims’, and good news for a man who had to swerve to avoid cows

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read

LISTEN | Freedom of the sea: Cape surfers break waves and stereotypes

Two athletes who defy racial and gender expectations are celebrated in a two-part documentary series

3 min read

‘Sporting’ new Range Rover sports heaps of tech

For starters, the ‘modernist, confident’ vehicle has a twin-turbocharged V8, air-purification system and 29 speakers

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Not all equines are equal — this one has earned its stripes

When they dressed up in black and white, zebras left other contenders for most fashionable animal in the shade

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Writers only need a quill. I got a whole hedgehog

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
Sport FREE

Pirates can salvage season with Confed Cup treasure

As fight for league titles go down to the wire in England and Italy, in SA there is a battle royal for second place

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
Sport FREE

Jurie Roux is in a choke tackle, but when will he be released?

Like his predecessors, the Saru CEO is staring at the door, but when will he join them and at what cost?

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

It’s time to ditch the flannel and dust off the accessories, darlings

Real-life book launches are back and you know what the crowds are like, so best you dig out the jewels and scarves

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read
World FREE

Ukraine war has a new front line ... in Arctic Norway

Harmony between Norwegians and Russians once reigned in this border town, but now tensions are simmering

By Gwladys Fouche and Victoria Klesty
3 min read