Friday, March 5 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Anguish, listening, resilience: Zweli Mkhize reflects on a year of Covid-19

On the anniversary of SA’s first case, the health minister looks back on how he’s coped with the pandemic

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read
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The past 12 months have felt like 12 years, says Prof Abdool Karim

The head of ministerial committee on Covid-19 says he has learnt more about viruses this year than in 35 years

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
5 min read
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Apologise for your pro-Israel comments, Mogoeng ordered

Judicial Conduct Committee uphold all but one complaint against chief justice for his ‘If I perish, I perish' rant

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Church as usual ... with Covid protocols: pastor

He claims police are harassing his 2,000-strong congregation after bloody invasion that saw six parishioners arrested

4 min read
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Bucking the trend: SA women more likely to catch Covid than men

Elsewhere in Africa men are more at risk, says WHO, adding that continent’s fatality rate is rising above the average

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read
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Parliament to decide on Mkhwebane’s fate before end of March

It has agreed to vote this month on whether the public protector should be impeached

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
5 min read
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Licence not renewed: that’s why HP Sauce is off SA shelves

It’s bad news for fans of the iconic condiment, as it looks highly unlikely that it will ever return

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
2 min read
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‘Eat less, move more’ approach to obesity is given too much weight

Association for Dietetics warns that simplifying obesity to one cause prevents effective treatment of the disease

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Bongo case: NPA must finish what it started

If it declines to appeal Hlophe’s decision, it will be acknowledging either that it had a weak case or that it is weak

3 min read
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If only SA really were run like a spaza shop

Unlike most ANC ministers, the people who run these businesses actually understand how money works

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Down Under deserves applause for giving big tech the up and over

Australia has provided others with the wherewithal to take on these giants, whose power should be regulated

4 min read
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Cat’s out the bag: idiomatically maligned, yes, but he’ll have his day

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 5 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Stark link between obesity and Covid deaths revealed

WHO-backed report concludes that 9 out of 10 fatalities have occurred in countries with high obesity levels

By Sarah Neville
3 min read

Chinese and South African police seize fake Covid vaccines

Criminal gangs seek to capitalise on global demand for coronavirus jabs

By Helen Warrell
2 min read
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Under-age DRC kids turn to moto-taxis to survive Covid fallout

Growing number of Congolese children illegally driving motorcycle taxis to help put food on the table

By Jordan Mayenikini
4 min read

Germany’s remembrance culture fails to protect present day Jews

Too few Germans interact with the Jewish community say volunteers of the ‘Meet-a-Jew’ project

By Erika Solomon
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Ballen has die antwoord for ‘Hänsel und Gretel’

Photography’s king of bizarre is taking the fairytale opera into uncharted visual territory

By Keith Bain
7 min read

It’s hard to keep a Tali of all the good shows

Local content, musical documentaries, futuristic love and head-scratching drama — what to stream this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Super Rugby is dead, but is there a cup at the end of the rainbow?

It’s been a long quiet year for rugby fans as Super Rugby disappeared without a trace

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Top billing: all eyes on the Manchester derby this weekend

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the 27th round of Premier League fixtures

By Reuters
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE