Thursday, February 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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There’s an awful lot of feasting going on in Nkandla. What’s really up?

As MKMVA joins long line of visitors, will Zuma’s supporters be able to keep him out of jail?

S'thembiso Msomi
Editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Mkhize favours J&J vaccine but won’t condemn AstraZeneca

He says his department has increased the original J&J vaccine order and has asked them to expedite the delivery

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA
4 min read
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What SA’s kids need are top-notch teachers. This is how to get them

SA needs to identify its best educators, document their methods, then expose other teachers to them

4 min read
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Grade 7 boy attempted suicide after teacher sent him photos of his genitals

The man has been fired after months of grooming that culminated in him sending the pupil lewd photographs

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Environmentalists lose bid to shut down KZN coal ...

In a majority judgment, four Supreme Court judges dismiss attempt to interdict Tendele mine in Zululand from operating

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
5 min read
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Clause for concern: Eskom board gave billions to Guptas ‘by mistake’

Chief justice Zondo at a loss as to how the board failed to notice a clause that saw the money going to Guptas

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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It’s all rich man, poor man in Cape Town’s ‘underworld’

27s gang ‘foot soldiers’ will likely need legal aid, while the ‘big guns’ quickly raised tens of thousands in bail

Aron Hyman
Reporter
4 min read
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SafariNow tells fuming customers: ‘We’ll pay you later’

It says it’s doing its best under difficult circumstances, but that doesn't help clients waiting for their money

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read
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PODCAST | Justice for Kopano: So many witnesses and yet still no arrests

Episode three in the unsolved case of a 10-year-old hit-and-run victim who was abducted and died alone far from home

By Paige Muller and Alex Patrick
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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It’s just not cricket: CSA interim board should be the ones sent packing

If cricket fans were hoping for better governance, then the acting CEO’s suspension confirms their worst fears

3 min read
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Duarte’s latest diatribe proves one thing, that the ANC must go

As long as the ANC continues to place people like Jessie Duarte in positions of power, this country has no future

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Seychelles gives hope to Africa, but it still has much to do

The nation has been one of the most prudently managed African economies, but its new leader has his work cut out

6 min read
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Come on, let’s join the fun and rip a few bodices

Sorry, book snobs, but demand for Julia Quinn’s ‘Bridgerton’ series has exploded since Netflix got hold of it

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Police brutality against Russian protesters is a whole new ball game

Cops have been much more forceful, and in some cases more violent, than at most other political protests in recent years

By Polina Nikolskaya
4 min read

Politics are no laughing matter for India’s comedians

Colonial-era criminal statutes give authorities wide powers to silence critical voices

By Amy Kazmin
3 min read

Japan suffers rise in female suicides during pandemic

Spate of deaths prompts questions about whether support services are helping those in need

By Robin Harding
4 min read

How tech went big on green energy

To meet ambitious climate pledges, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are the top buyers of clean power

By Leslie Hook and Dave Lee
11 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Ready for the ’80s? You’d better be if you want to redecorate this year

Five décor and design trends to inspire a stylish but cosy refurb for 2021

By Julia Freemantle
4 min read

Love is in the hair: ‘Bridgerton’-inspired tricks for Valentine’s Day

We can’t promise this will make a duke fall for you, but you will look like a diamond of the first water

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

Fashion’s rain queen: Trenery crowns royal-inspired entrant

Glorinah Khutso Mabaso’s ‘modern African luxury’ designs take centre stage at Trenery’s Print Design competition

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bafana have their work cut out for them, and it’s not looking pretty

It is important that we don’t raise our hopes too much when looking at what Bafana can achieve this year

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read

Looking east: What about moving the British Lions tour to Japan?

Ex-Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder believes Japan has the capabilities and infrastructure to host the tour

By LIAM DEL CALME
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Mitchell marches to seventh title defence

Today in SA sports history: February 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE