Friday, March 12 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Into the murky world where mafia, Cape ship and R600m coke haul collide

No-one’s talking but something’s extremely fishy after a massive drug bust in Saldanha Bay

Aron Hyman
Reporter
10 min read
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De Ruyter vs Tshitangano: of course, Eskom chose to run the easy race

Board is probing racism because that’s what SA loves. Or is it because it’s the only claim it thinks can be defeated?

Sabelo Skiti
Investigative journalist
5 min read
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Who’s having the last laugh now that the sun’s up for Motsepe?

The ‘football novice’ was laughed at when he announced his bid for the Caf top job. Now it’s his

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
3 min read
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Students, be calm despite cop violence – we have funds for you: Blade

Nzimande’s plea comes as Ramaphosa, Cele express dismay at killing of Mthokozisi Ntumba at Wits protest

6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Ex-president ordered to pay R95k maintenance

The defendant has more money going into his accounts than the income he indicated in his papers, judge finds

By Tania Broughton
5 min read
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They didn’t deserve to die like that: families’ pain after Eldos murders

Suspects have been arrested after two young men were found brutally killed in a Johannesburg house

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
5 min read
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Africa’s Covid infections near 4 million as vaccine rollout gets underway

Alarmingly, SA has the highest number of Covid infections, accounting for 38% of the total cases in Africa

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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Scientists start to birth answers to Covid during pregnancy

Mother-to-child transmission and vaccine safety are among the topics experts are trying to unravel

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Gay women unhappily wed in SA finally happily divorced after long struggle

Judges have overturned an earlier ruling that a Russian woman did not qualify for divorce due to her domicile

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | You know what’s crazy? Cele’s idea of justice

Somebody did go wild at the student fees protest where a man was killed, but they didn’t do it in isolation

3 min read
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Oh, joy! Little RET has arrived and daddy Carl is so proud

He’s even more delighted at how quickly the baby has grown — it’s such early days and already it can march

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Nastey? Were no such thing. Lets give you a sneak peak into our nicity

A US ‘study’ of ... wait for it ... 83 peeple has concluded those who care about langauge are mean-spiritid intraverts

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 12 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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How Lohengrin can you go in a pandemic?

Glyndebourne is just one of many festivals around the world having to reinvent the way they put on productions

By Estelle Shirbon
3 min read
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If you break Covid rules in Nigeria, there’s a mobile court waiting for you

The nation set up the facilities to ensure citizens abide by virus rules. If not, they face up to six months in jail

By Abraham Achirga
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Go B.I.G. with a notorious bombing spree

Five things to watch this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Wanna dance? Give this playlist a whirl

From Ed Sheeran to The Beatles and Whitney Houston, ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ ‘will not disappoint’

By Kevin Kriedemann
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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All revved up: Ferrari look to rediscover winning formula

Ferrari unveil new F1 car in a reboot from dismal 2020 season in an effort to bring back the glory days

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read
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Spurs and Arsenal renew fierce north London rivalry, United take on Hammers

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the 28th round of Premier League fixtures

3 min read
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Blast from the past: Gibbs helps SA chase down record score

Today in SA sports history: March 12

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE