South Africa

Saturday, July 11 2020

Saturday, July 11 2020

The Eclectic Weekend


Ideas FREE

The self-serving, corrupt ANC shows again how it befouls Mandela’s legacy

In its shameless response to the VBS scandal, the party laughs as it rubs our faces in the cesspool of its graftJustice Malala

4 min readIdeas FREE

Dear Angie, it’s time to declare the school year over!

Just swallow your pride and do it, minister Motshekga. If you don’t, there’ll be a far worse blot on your recordJonathan Jansen

4 min readNews FREE

INVESTIGATION | Sanitisers’ dirty secret revealed: these brands are useless

Almost half of hand sanitisers tested in a private lab have too little alcohol to protect you from Covid-19Wendy Knowler

Consumer journalist
7 min readIdeas FREE

The ANC has never felt embarrassed before, so why now?

It reportedly fears SABC job losses will ‘embarrass’ it, which is unfathomable considering its track recordTom Eaton

4 min readNews FREE

‘There. Are. No. Beds.’ Doc tells terrifying truth of SA’s Covid-19 crisis

Hospitals are already having to make difficult admission decisions, and staff are taking serious strain

By Dr Adam Barnes
11 min readWorld FREE

Why the silence, Africa? The world needs data to survive Covid-19

Crumbling health systems, government unwillingness among issues preventing experts from gauging severity of pandemic

By Katharine Houreld and David Lewis
8 min readNews FREE

Now this is how to ride out a pandemic. Meet Soweto’s money spinners

With a deft switch of purpose, a bike tour operator has turned a downturn into a great little earnerAlex Patrick

3 min readNews FREE

Toxic e-waste is clogging SA’s dumps. It’s time to reboot our thinking

Globally, e-waste weighing that of 350 cruise ships the size of the Queen Mary 2 was dumped or burnt in 2019Nivashni Nair

4 min readLifestyle FREE

Turns out SA art lovers don’t need a cocktail before they fork out

The outcome of virtual auctions in lockdown indicates collectors are open to buying expensive art online

By Mary Corrigall
7 min readSport FREE

Louis Mazibuko takes off: tributes to a ‘one-man full house’

Senior journalists remember a father figure and legend in the newsroom

By Mahlatse Mphahlele and Marc Strydom
6 min readWorld FREE

Make a vaccine? I’m trying to teach my kids the alphabet

Drug giant offers lessons to staff’s children so parents can focus on work ... and other firms are doing similar things

By Kate Holton, Emma Thomasson and Stephen Jewkes
4 min readIdeas FREE

Malawi’s triumph for democracy gives a cheerless world reason to take heart

Lazarus Chakwera’s victory reignites hope that the fortunes of the ‘warm heart of Africa’ can be reversedTony Leon

5 min read



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