Friday, January 15 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Don’t fail SA’s kids again, reopen schools: profs

The NCCC wants this postponed to February 15, with the education minister set to address the issue on Friday

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Why must poor suffer for your ineptitude, Sassa?

And what does the agency tell the tens of thousands affected by grant backlog? The ‘inconvenience’ is ‘acknowledged’

Aron Hyman
Reporter
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘I will fight’: son sees dad die in next bed

Well-known Cape Town pianist remains hopeful he’ll recover after watching his father losing his battle with virus

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read
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Gautengers! Put yourselves on voluntary level 5 lockdown, urge experts

They have also called on government to introduce online learning until there’s a clear downward Covid trend

5 min read
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TB set to soar in Covid’s wake. Halting it will mean actively finding cases

In SA, TB testing halved between March and August, with studies putting global death figures at 2015 levels

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
5 min read
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EFF wants national and local government elections merged in 2024

Running local election this year will undermine democracy, says Julius Malema

2 min read
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Ugandans vote in large numbers in clash between young and old

Bobi Wine appeals to young voters who say the only president they’ve ever known is an out-of-touch dictator

By Maggie Fick
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

EDITORIAL | If only the poor could be first in SA’s queue of priorities

The level of cynicism demonstrated here makes Donald Trump look like a rank amateur

3 min read
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Let’s lock the ‘gate’ and throw away the key

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
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African Wiki geeks, where are you? Wikipedia wants to fill a knowledge hole

Now 20 years old, the online encyclopedia wants to expand in emerging nations and focus on diverse languages

By Douglas Scott
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

A nation teetering on the edge struggles through transfer of power

The normally peaceful transition of power has been marred by Trump’s impeachment after Capitol assault

By James Politi
5 min read
World FREE

Not so much fun now: officials in Trump riot face Capitol punishment

At least 50 elected officials and others in public sector jobs are facing internal inquiries or investigations

By Linda So, Andrea Januta and Mike Berens
8 min read

America’s political crisis runs deeper than ideology

ANALYSIS | ‘Western elites tend to assume that their way of thinking is the only valid mode of thought’

By Gillian Tett
4 min read
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Adapt or die: recruiters look to more inventive methods to survive Covid

Recruitment agencies are facing tough times as employees place a premium on job security

By Michael Kahn and John Revill
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How Tiger Woods changed his stripes

Documentary dissects the rise and spectacular fall of one of golf’s most celebrated players

By Tymon Smith
4 min read

‘PEN15’ envy: why tweens are queens of TV

Now in its second season, the series has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Writing

By Kevin Kriedemann
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

To Frans Steyn and all the others who lit up the Currie Cup, thank you

Experience from well-travelled players gives the domestic game a much-needed boost

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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How Devine! Sophie dots in fastest century in women’s T20

The New Zealand cricket captain made 100 in 36 balls to knock West Indian Deandra Dottin off her perch

By Hardik Vyas
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Benni boots Bafana to win over Angola

Today in SA sports history: January 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE