Friday, February 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘Don’t let Africa enter the valley of death and be the continent of Covid’

The Africa CDC chief has urged people to be vaccinated and said the continent must rally behind such campaigns

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read

Moderna produces Covid-19 shot targeting variant discovered in SA

The US biotech is preparing for a clinical trial to gauge the effectiveness of the vaccine on 501.V2 strain

By Hannah Kuchler
3 min read
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The long haul: virus won’t disappear in our lifetime, experts warn

Masks, hand sanitising and social distancing are likely to remain critical in the war against Covid for years to come

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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DA’s Malatsi ‘wants to be king of Limpopo castle’

He says the party in the province needs fresh leadership to up its prospects in local and national elections

1 min read
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Football takes the cup when it comes to misinformation: Motsepe

As he presents his plans if he wins, Patrice Motsepe laments the fake news that surrounds his bid to be Caf boss

By Marc Strydom
3 min read
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New curriculum to include coding and robotics: Ramaphosa

The changes to the curriculum will be gazetted soon, SA president tells education sector lekgotla

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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Is MEC liable for child brain-damaged at kindergarten? ConCourt to decide

The girl was injured when a swing’s beam fell on her head. Her dad is fighting for damages for the 2008 accident

By Ernest Mabuza And Iavan Pijoos
3 min read
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I’ve lost trust in legal system: ex-student in Stellies Nazi poster storm

The 26-year-old sued Stellenbosch University, but the high court dismissed his application this month

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

SA should’ve tightened its belt years ago, not made a promise it can’t keep

If the ConCourt rules for unions on the public service wage deal, the state’s position will be weakened

3 min read
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A call to MTN: this unpaid teacher delivered, now it’s your turn

Mr Kubheka taught science for six months with no pay and still produced a 100% pass rate with six distinctions

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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If you want to stay within your budget, a budgie is the pet to get

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Why global Covid infections have plummeted

Sharp drop in infections brings hope, but masks signs of resurgence in parts of Europe

By Anna Gross and John Burn-Murdoch
5 min read

Politicians are using yesterday’s tools for today’s tech challenges

ANALYSIS | Regulation must address the way digital groups are reshaping our society

By Robert Shrimsley
4 min read
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Landmark decision gives Malaysia’s persecuted LGBT+ community hope

A man who challenged an Islamic ban on gay sex has won his case, a monumental victory, says activist

By Beh Lih Yi
2 min read
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Pope’s visit brings hope to Iraqi Christians after long martyrdom

The community, decimated by Islamist violence, is excitedly preparing for the unique occasion

By Charlotte Bruneau
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Eyes everywhere, but can they be trusted? ‘The Capture’ is on the case

Seeing is deceiving and fiction is uncomfortably close to reality in this riveting six-part BBC crime thriller

By Kevin Kriedemann
3 min read

Game on: top tips for competitive gamers from ‘Yvng Savage’

Red Bull Esports athlete and local FIFA champ Thabo Moloi tells you how to up your game

By Moeketsi Mokoteli
3 min read

Why go out when the US frontier, occult and Billie Eilish are on offer?

From Hanks’ Western debut to Jodorowsky’s mind-bending visions, here’s what to watch this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Rugby has lost its lustre, but plans are afoot to kick it back into play

From refs speeding up play to broadcasters upping the viewing vibe, let’s hope for an enhanced experience

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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All-rounder Morris certainly not a minor in the Indian Premier League

Rajasthan Royals’ Chris Morris breaks silence on his whopping R32.8m IPL price tag

By Tiisetso Malepa
3 min read
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Chelsea entertain Man United in the standout match this weekend

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the 26th round of Premier League fixtures

By Reuters
3 min read
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Blast from the past: SA back with a bang as they thrash World Cup hosts

Today in SA sports history: February 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE