Friday, February 5 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Why didn’t you stop the rot, ANC? Zondo reads party the riot act

State capture probe leader scathing in his summary of ANC’s policies and leadership, says it must explain itself

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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It’s no Joko, they’re having tea. Will Malema sit on Zuma’s knee?

Only Zuma and Malema know the reason for an ‘urgent’ meeting, but the EFF faithful must be very confused

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Booze might be back, but SAB continues legal battle against government

And the state is not backing down, saying there is a connection between alcohol and demand on hospitals

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read
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Newlands crowd may have hated Nasty Booter, but he loved playing there

As the curtain closes on the Cape Town stadium, Naas Botha tells us his fond memories of his times there

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Second wave, second mask? SA experts not sure double is worth the trouble

Experts ask for more scientific evidence before advising South Africans to layer their masks

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Here’s a dose of optimism: Africa says ‘yes please’ to arriving vaccines

Things look up as infections drop and 16 countries express interest in 114 million doses via vaccine platform

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Can we save our teens from being a lost generation? The experts weigh in

Today’s youth face unprecedented challenges, but we’d be wrong to blame it all on Covid-19, say those in the know

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Koeberg workforce lights up thanks to wellness programme

Power station’s stressed staff had fallen into some bad habits. Now all that has changed and productivity has soared

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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ANC’s indifference makes all the difference, thus Ace’s defiance

The blame for Magashule’s self-serving statements lies squarely on the ruling party

2 min read
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Being thrifty is a gift and kinda clever in these trying times

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

The Versailles complex: political leaders and their palaces

Aqua-discos, ice-hockey rinks, gold and crystal fill opulent behemoths built to impress and intimidate

By Edwin Heathcote
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 5 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Beware the spikes: 4,000 Covid variants keep vaccine makers busy

There is confidence, however, that the current formulas will rise to the challenge

By Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout
2 min read
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Spurned 800 times: cruel reality of being a foreign graduate in Germany

It’s always been difficult for them to find employment, but with a 430,000 drop in vacancies, it is now near impossible

By Riham Alkousaa
3 min read

Bezos shift at Amazon adds to big tech succession

Sector’s fortunes are being ploughed into expansive projects as pioneers break free from corporate constraints

By Richard Waters
4 min read
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Scared of global warming? In Iceland, one solution is petrifying

The International Energy Agency believes more effort is needed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

By Alister Doyle
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

From India to France, it’s coming to your couch

This weekend, you’re sure to find your poison among these streaming options

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Escape into breeches-busters and fantasy

Adaptations of novels have provided distraction from the pandemic and there are plenty to come

By Jan Dally
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Then sinks my soul: there’s nothing deader than an empty stadium

The electricity and energy fans bring to stadiums go hand in hand with what happens on the pitch

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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No extra cover: SA not enough of a police state for Australians

It’s inexplicable though, that Aussie cricketers were allowed to travel to India for the recent IPL

By Kevin McCallum
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Hansie hammers Proteas to win over Windies

Today in SA sports history: February 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE