Thursday, December 10 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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That’s all well and good, but a rewrite won’t answer these questions

We cannot move on from this matric crisis so quickly. Basic education must come up with a number of concrete solutions

5 min read
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AG blames unstable systems, ill-discipline for poor Covid relief delivery

‘We could have achieved much more,’ says new auditor-general after second Covid relief funds audit

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
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EXPLAINER | What do the three vaccine successes mean for SA?

As health minister confirms second wave, which vaccine will be our best shot?

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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Cyril’s new bitter pill for SA is just to inject more cash into the ANC

Ramaphosa wanting the state to start peddling drugs makes complete sense to everyone but the taxpayers

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I want to say ‘I do’, not rewrite matric papers

Exam rewrites, being challenged in court this week, are set to ruin a matric pupil’s wedding and honeymoon plans

2 min read
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‘Sorry,’ says accused woman as she leaves bail hearing for prince’s murder

As Portia Mmola was led to police holding cells, she apologised to Prince Lethukuthula Zulu’s family

2 min read
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Honey, isle shrunk the toads: Durban toads shrivel on Mauritius

Scientists say dwarfism in amphibians in less than 100 years is mind-blowing as it normally takes millennia

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
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Make no bones about it, SA’s lion trade must be stopped, say experts

The trade in lion bones and captive lion breeding pose a serious threat to SA’s tourism industry

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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It’s all peachy between SA and Zim, says ‘hopeful’ outgoing ambassador

Mphakama Mbete says the ANC and Zanu-PF agree that trade and economic relations should take centre stage

By Lenin Ndebele
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | ’Tis the season to be steely or Covid-19 will go to town

As we head into the festive season after a tumultuous year, let’s adhere to the three golden rules

3 min read
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Women’s economic equality is critical in realising AU’s Agenda 2063

African countries have an obligation to create conducive environments to help women realise their potential

By Phumla Williams
4 min read
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Pre-edit out-takes are one thing, live interviews quite another

Bloopers give you a sense of what actors are like, as do audiences with authors. Here are three of my favourites

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – December 10 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Ethiopia was doing so well, but now it’s falling apart at the seams

It was the world’s fastest growing economy, but conflicts and natural disasters are scaring away investors

By Ruma Paul, Anna Ringstrom and Joe Bavier
6 min read
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London looks to reinvent itself after Covid, ‘Brexodus’ double whammy

The City has been forced to consider alternatives to lure business back to its once-thriving financial district

By Sinead Cruise and Huw Jones
7 min read
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Ex-cop in ‘brave’ fight with Indo police after being sacked for being gay

In an increasing homophobic country, one former brigadier is taking a stand by suing to get his ‘dream job’ back

By Stanley Widianto
2 min read
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Pakistani filmmaker takes a swipe at hate speech

Arafat Mazhar’s animated offering promotes tolerance as social media fuels more and more violence

By Umar Farooq
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Homeware is where the heart is

Décor delights: seven luxe gifting ideas for the home

By Sarah Buitendach
3 min read

Chanel your inner goddess at this flagship shop

The label unveils its first Fragrance & Beauty boutique in Cape Town

By Nokubonga Thusi
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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The hunt for success at Chiefs will take longer than fans expect

Amakhosi’s supporters need to take in the bigger picture before letting their expectations get the better of them

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Bryan, ‘Beast’ and Bismarck make World Rugby 15’s team of the decade

The three Boks are joined by seven New Zealanders‚ two from Ireland and one each from Australia‚ Italy and Wales

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Snell bowls fast to send Pakistan packing

Today in SA sports history: December 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE