Thursday, January 14 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Schools should absolutely not reopen in lockdown level three

Government does not prioritise children and teachers. If it did, thousands of educators would not be dead

4 min read
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Covid carnage continues as deaths set new record for second week

Soaring natural deaths hit KZN, Gauteng and Western Cape particularly hard

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read
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Paranoid about online privacy? That starship has sailed already

While we know Big Brother is always watching, the current surge in anxiety around online privacy is just silly

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Tech firm hauls Facebook, WhatsApp before tribunal for alleged market abuse

The two global tech giants say the complainant has breached its terms of use with WhatsApp

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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WATCH | Coach hits one out the park with videos

Kuhle Sonkosi has Twitter in stitches as he decides whether to braai, wash dishes or commentate on Christmas lunch

Zamandulo Malonde
Features reporter
3 min read
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‘I shouldn’t have to pay for challenging Zondo probe in court’: Zuma

For the umpteenth time, he’s is trying to get the consequences Thuli Madonsela’s 2016 ruling overturned

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
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Zondo livid as bungle leaves Eskom boss off the hook ... for now

Anoj Singh doesn’t have to testify after state capture probe’s legal team makes fatal error in summons

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Luxury lodges lost in the wilderness as dollar tourists stay away

Employers and staff in the tourism industry deal with the devastating consequences as revenue dries up

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read
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‘There is no microchip in vaccine and it won’t alter your DNA’

Many South Africans are anti-immunisation, leading a top virologist to try to ally fears and debunk myths

By Zimasa Matiwane
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | SA has some junk choices to make to keep the economy afloat

The booze industry wants excise duties deferred, Cosatu wants a rate cut and and and ... what’s government to do?

2 min read
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From slavery to Cecil Rhodes, here’s a taste of 2021’s must-reads

You’re sure to find something to sweep you up among these 10 titles

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
4 min read

Florence Nightingale: the pandemic hero we need

Most famous as a nurse, her innovative use of data helped also prevent many deaths from infectious diseases

By Tim Harford
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 14 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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FBI races to track insurrectionists before Joe Biden’s inauguration

Arrests underscore wide coalition built around Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud

By Kadhim Shubber and Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan
4 min read
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US executes mentally ill woman who suffered ‘unthinkable trauma’

But there’s more. It is allowing other awaiting-execution prisoners to recover from Covid-19 before it kills them, too

By Bhargav Acharya and Kanishka Singh
2 min read
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After 30 years of ‘lockdown’ prosecutor braces for huge Italian mob trial

The region of Calabria anticipates ‘liberation’ as the country’s biggest mafia faces legal assault

By Crispian Balmer
3 min read
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Oz scientists aren’t feeling the Zen in AstraZeneca

Experts add that given its low case numbers, the country can afford to wait for a more effective option

By Swati Pandey
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Beauty doesn’t have to be beastly

Take care of your skin, while also taking care of the environment with these eco-friendly, sustainable brands

By Nokubonga Thusi
2 min read

No vases were broken, but a lot of records were

South African ceramicists proved just how collectable they are at Strauss & Co’s NORTH/SOUTH auction

By Julia Freemantle
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Professional soccer needs professional referees, not the lottery SA has now

PSL and Safa must put their squabbles aside and form a professional referees’ body for the good of the game

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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We don’t want to embarrass the brand, says Chiefs goalie

Daniel Akpeyi is adamant Amakhosi won’t be relegated, saying the team is hoping for a turnaround on Wednesday

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Kirstens combine as Proteas cruise to pluck Kiwis

Today in SA sports history: January 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE