Thursday, March 4 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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SA paramilitary firm ‘committed war crimes ...

Dyck Advisory Group vows to look into scathing Amnesty International report, which alleges it attacked hospital, schools

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
6 min read
Ideas FREE

If all our children aren’t safe none of us will be

Without a solid education in caring schools youngsters will end up on the streets wreaking havoc

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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His mission? Rowing solo across the Atlantic. The strategy? Daydreaming

A 59-year old rows across from Cape to Rio in record time thanks to brain power

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Despite new immunity findings, still keep your guard up, warn scientists

Those infected by 501Y.V2 may have immunity from current and previous Covid-19 strains, but for how long?

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Small farmers to be turfed out as Zim president gives land to white pal

If the eviction goes ahead, 12,000 villagers or about 1,000 homesteads will be affected

By Lenin Ndebele
3 min read
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Eskom’s plans to restore heritage steam engines get derailed

Fate of six irreplaceable steam engines in the balance as owner Eskom looks for partners to help restore them

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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M-Net, eNCA can say sorry, but systemic racism must never be tolerated

In a country as racially sensitive as SA, these TV channels seem inexplicably out of touch

4 min read
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That’s some food for thought, but let’s see if humans take the bait

While we are impressed by cuttlefish’s delay of gratification, human beings face their own test of self-control

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Let me tell you a story about SA literacy and what you can do to help

SA’s literacy rates are shocking, but the Sunday Times, with BookDash, has a plan and would like you to assist

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 – March 4 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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China’s anal Covid tests are getting a bum rap. So why do them?

Travellers who underwent the tests have reported ‘great psychological pain’. We look at the rationale behind them

By Ryan Woo and Roxanne Liu
2 min read
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It’s sink or swim as Scottish first minister Sturgeon gives evidence

Embattled Nicola Sturgeon defends handling of predecessor’s sexual harassment case

By Elizabeth Piper and Estelle Shirbon
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Magugu makes modern meet indigenous

Japanese film and spirituality take centre stage for the designer’s latest offering

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Footballers, stop flaunting now and you’ll fly later

It’s time SA’s players started investing in the future because you never know what’s around the corner

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Kohli blames poor batting, not spinning wicket for third Test result

White-ball cricket leaving batsmen in a spin, says Indian captain as his team eye a place in World Test Champs final

By Amlan Chakraborty
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Heyns sets her first of 14 world records in Durban

Today in SA sports history: March 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE