Thursday, February 4 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘It’s very seldom something so barbaric happens in upper Scottsville’

A witness to William ‘Red’ Steven’s killing has described the scene after the alleged gang boss was gunned down

Aron Hyman
Reporter
4 min read
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Covid lessons we must heed, lest we miss a once-in-a-generation chance

These insights have given us an opportunity to re-evaluate SA’s education system for the better

4 min read
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Teacher ‘lured girls, told them he’s good in bed’. Now he’s been sacked

Sibusiso Siqalaba, who told one girl ‘their ancestors were connected’, didn’t pitch up at the hearing to defend himself

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I need another three months, says Zondo

Lockdown delays mean there is still evidence the state capture commission needs to hear

By Franny Rabkin
5 min read
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‘Zuma has done nothing wrong, leave him alone’: Ace

Magashule says those who want the ex-president jailed for refusing to appear before Zondo are ‘populists’

2 min read
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Docs challenge Ivermectin ‘window dressing’ in bid to save their lives

While Sahpra says it will authorise the drug’s use on compassionate grounds, the doctors say this is not good enough

3 min read
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As we say goodbye to the second wave, we must be prepared for a third

Prof Salim Abdool Karim warns that planning for a third coronavirus wave needs to start now

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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PODCAST | Justice for Kopano: what happened to girl after hit-and-run?

An investigation into the unsolved case of a 10-year-old hit-and-run victim who was then abducted and died alone

By Paige Muller and Alex Patrick
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Mbete must tell Zondo how parliament dealt with state capture

Where was the national assembly’s speaker when the ANC was influencing committees and collapsing SOEs?

3 min read
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Hack it to us, Zondo. Which journos took bribes and which didn’t?

The credibility of the media and journalism in this country is in the toilet unless we name and shame the corrupt hacks

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Thriller writers, old and new, with firm grips on their nibs

From Lee Child to Alexander McCall Smith, Michéle Rowe and Attica Locke, detective lovers are spoilt for choice

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 – February 4 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Oxford/AstraZeneca study supports UK decision to delay second doses

New Oxford analysis, not yet peer-reviewed, shows single jab to be 76% effective for up to 12 weeks

By Donato Paolo Mancini and Sarah Neville
3 min read
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From war hero to lockdown hero: Britain mourns Captain Tom

Centenarian raised millions for health workers and captured a nation’s heart before himself dying of Covid

By Ben Makori
2 min read
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French charity opens its heart to change children’s lives in Burkina Faso

La Chaine de l’Espoir undertook an open-heart surgery campaign there in January, giving five youngsters hope

By Ndiaga Thaim and Anne Mimault
1 min read

Amazon ordered to pay back $61.7m after pocketing delivery drivers’ tips

US regulator says the company withheld money given by customers for two-and-a-half years

By Dave Lee
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Three TV shows to do your makeup to

Needing a beauty update? A pandemic will do that to you, but have no fear

By Nokubonga Thusi
1 min read

Paris men’s wear week fashions the new normal

Don’t let lockdown put a damper on your style. Take some notes from this season’s collections

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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The underdogs have struck it big under the ‘new normal’

Clubs have done some wonderful things to win new supporters while resuscitating the flame in the old ones

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Top billing: Osaka heads to Melbourne with the world at her feet

Japan’s Naomi Osaka will be looking to add a fourth Grand Slam title to her two US Open and Australian Open triumphs

By Jack Tarrant
2 min read
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Blast from the past: SA heavyweight hope Knoetze KOs Bobick

Today in SA sports history: February 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE