Thursday, February 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Tito’s balancing act leaves Cosatu livid about public servants’ wages

The union says government is using public servants as a scapegoat for economic mismanagement

By Caiphus Kgosana and Thabo Mokone
3 min read
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From teaching under a tree to leading one of Gauteng’s top township schools

Unity Secondary School head James Wandile Makhubu retires leaving a proud legacy of hard work and achievements

4 min read
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Airport to arm: we’re in a for a multiyear rollout, and it’s not simple

Experts reveal multiple systems that need to be in place to work efficiently

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Get your head out the sand, it’s not 1902! ConCourt overturns archaic will

A 119-year-old will preventing women inheriting has been overruled as discriminatory and unlawful

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
5 min read
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Faith in the pits: water department’s Vaal cleanup ‘doesn’t make sense’

Those fighting for the life of the polluted river are skeptical that the government will be able to save the day

5 min read
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Dodgy connectivity? Blame it on vandals and thieves, says Vodacom

The telecom giant says it is losing R80m a year and is urging communities to help it preserve connectivity

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | The law of the land applies to everyone, including ministers

It will set a poor precedent if Bathabile Dlamini is allowed to ignore a ConCourt ruling

2 min read
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Mthethwa’s politically brilliant curtain call on PE deserves an ovation

The minister has had a rough time, so go easy on him. It’s not as if he’s trying to win votes before the election

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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If we are what we read, I could have been a cuttlefish in a gangbang

The question is are we? And if so, how do we burst our reading bubbles to broaden our outlooks on life?

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read
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Okonjo-Iweala in WTO top job: breaking glass ceiling is a win for all women

Apart from this, the author believes Okonjo-Iweala will serve the interests of low- and high-income countries

By Monica Orisadare
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Covax’s grand mission to close the global vaccine gap kicks off in Ghana

The country received 600,000 AstraZeneca/Oxford doses on Wednesday

By Christian Akorlie, Alessandra Prentice and Bate Felix
3 min read
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With carbon footprints on the agenda, corporations must tread lightly

Investors push companies to come clean on climate, as they face dozens of resolutions tied to ‘net-zero’ targets

By Simon Jessop, Matthew Green and Ross Kerber
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Boy, local inker is set to pound skin with US crew

Sibusiso ‘Inkboy Que’ Cele, who’ll be joining the cast of reality series ‘Black Ink Crew’, gives the lowdown on tats

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

Scalo hits the high notes at New York Fashion Week

We find out how local designer Sello Medupe wowed at the international fashion showcase

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

J’adore what tuberoses have added to Dior’s most celebrated scent

J’adore Infinissime resurrects the notoriously difficult-to-grow flower to add a whole new level of luxury

By Nokubonga Thusi
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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After his latest indiscretion, Zungu has run out of chances

Talented Bafana star’s flouting of Covid regulations in Scotland has left his footballing future in jeopardy

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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No ill-will between Wayde and me: coach ‘Tannie’ Botha after split

Coach Botha wishes her world record-breaking and Olympic gold-winning protégé Wayde van Niekerk all the best

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Benni’s brace sends Bafana into final

Today in SA sports history: February 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE