Friday, January 22 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Human ’til the end: SA mourns ANC ‘father figure’ Jackson Mthembu

His last tweets before he succumbed to the virus show his strength in the face of Covid scepticism

By Amanda Khoza and Kgothatso Madisa
6 min read
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Masuku takes on SIU for ‘scandalous’ claims ‘simply drawn from the air’

The former Gauteng health MEC’s lawyers fight to free him from the ‘albatross on his neck’

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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No time to waste: Africa is ready for vaccine rollout, says top official

There’s also a huge need for oxygen as Africa’s fatality rate edges above the global rate in the second wave

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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We’re drowning in unsold stock: wine farmers

The wine industry is imploring President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the alcohol ban as more people lose their jobs

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
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LISTEN | Charges against Mkhwebane ‘frivolous and contrived’

We’ve got a strong case against her and she’s welcome to try her luck at the high court, says NPA

2 min read
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Eskom is keeping people in the dark about Koeberg extension: activists

However, the power utility says this isn’t true and that it’s shed light on its intention for more than a decade

4 min read
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There’s reality, then there’s science fiction, say experts of vaccine info

Scientists are imploring people to fact-check and stop sharing fake news about vaccines

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Cape man amputates his big toe himself after clinic refers him to hospital

The man and his wife claim the clinic simply gave them antibiotics without even examining his foot

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | ANC is correct to act on Niehaus, but it shouldn’t be a one-off

Carl Niehaus’s notice of suspension has raised questions about the ANC’s consistency and even-handedness

3 min read
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Lord, what a fool this Mthethwa be in our winter of discontent

South African theatre is alive and well. It really is. Our sports, arts and culture minister said so. Why would he lie?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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It’d be awesome if ‘awesome’ was reserved for the truly awesome

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 22 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

ANALYSIS | Biden embraces his inner radical to confront winter of peril

Dramatic circumstances from pandemic to attack on democracy will shape the 46th presidency

By Edward Luce
4 min read

Storm in a Q-cup: QAnon in crisis as day of reckoning fails to materialise

Pro-Trump cult had believed US election results would be violently overturned on January 20

By Hannah Murphy and Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan
2 min read

New Zealand’s delayed vaccine rollout threatens early Covid success

The government has been accused of complacency as health experts warn of fast-spreading strains

By Jamie Smyth
4 min read
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Russia marches bravely into 20th century, allows women to drive trains

Until January, women weren’t allowed to do ‘hazardous’ jobs. Now the list from which they were barred has been cut

By Anastasia Adasheva
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Duck for cover, Durbs, the Real Housewives are coming

Looking to build on the popularity of ‘The Real Housewives of Johannesburg’, one of 2019’s 10 most streamed SA series

By Kevin Kriedemann
2 min read

Five shows to fascinate, absorb and draw you to the couch this weekend

Serial killers, gangsters, art thieves, drugs and the Big Apple — what to stream this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

A dose of facts: your questions about the Covid vaccine answered

After months of research and a year of waiting, the reality of a COVID-19 vaccine has finally dawned

By Sanet Oberholzer
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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‘We’re desperate to play Lions. Players extended their careers for this’

Rassie Erasmus says to play the Lions is a rare opportunity and SA Rugby will find a solution if the tour is jeopardised

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Christiano almighty! Ronaldo skops himself into the record books

Portuguese striker notches up a record 760th goal to help Juventus add another trophy to their collection

By Nick Mulvenney
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Proteas on road to defeat despite Rhodes

Today in SA sports history: January 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE