Thursday, March 18 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

These protests are becoming a playground for ‘professional’ students

The sheer arrogance and absurdity of some of the 15 demands is nothing short of astounding

4 min read
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We desperately need state help to solve R14bn student debt: varsities

We don’t want to turn poorer students away, but Blade Nzimande must come to the party, say vice-chancellors

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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De Lille’s reputation is even more in tatters than her border fence

Wasting R40m may be small fry by SA standards, but she’s been made to look like a rube by the tenderpreneurs

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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IN PICS | King Goodwill Zwelithini takes his final journey

The Zulu monarch, who died last week, was buried on Wednesday at KwaNongoma, his ancestral home

0 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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It’s more than court seal keeping CR17 bank records confidential: FIC

Financial Intelligence Centre Act also protects Ramaphosa documents from disclosure, counsel argues

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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Covid triggers ‘shecession’ as more women are forced to exit the workforce

Pandemic has increased unequal burden of care, causing more women than men to leave the labour market: PwC

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘Tsunami of distress’: Covid-19 comes in wave upon wave for health workers

While they have been commended for their resilience, burnout and depression could erode their work standards

2 min read
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Gundelfinger gets ugly Clifton mast removed after city cell-out

Scenic Clifton view is brought forth as city finally removes unsightly cellphone mast after four-and-a-half years

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | If Eskom isn’t fixed, SA will become a failed state

The government must give up on SAA and the SABC and focus fully on saving Eskom, for the sake of SA’s future

3 min read
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the real leader of us all?

In these trying times, SA needs one confirmed leader and one seat of power, not a parallel ‘mafia boss’ in Nkandla

4 min read
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And the Oscar goes to ... Jessica Bruder

The best films are based on books, according to a UK poll, and ‘Nomadland’ looks set to give it credence

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 18 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Pharma is riding a vaccine high, but reputational risks loom

Suspensions of AstraZeneca’s jab because of blood clot concerns are a harbinger of challenges to come

By Brooke Masters
4 min read
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Papua New Guinea is pummelled by a Covid tornado

Health system buckles as dozens of hospital staff fall ill, courts and government offices forced to close

By Kirsty Needham
2 min read
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White supremacist propaganda in US goes viral to rival Covid

Incidents nearly doubled in 2020, a trend that critics attribute to Donald Trump’s presidency

By Kanishka Singh
1 min read

How Stripe became Silicon Valley’s most prized asset

Underpinning $95bn valuation is investors’ belief that payments digitisation still has some way to run

By Tim Bradshaw, Nicholas Megaw and Miles Kruppa
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Not a good look: five things to know about Dolce & Gabbana vs Diet Prada

The beloved fashion icons face off against fashion’s most favoured watchdogs

By Thango Ntwasa
3 min read

Eyes wide open: four exciting, surprising trends we didn’t see coming

It’s not even midyear and makeup artists and designers are dishing up some novel ideas we are totally here for

By Nokubonga Thusi
1 min read

How to colour outside the lines with neutral tones

The trend has been dominating fashion week. Here is how you can make it work for your wardrobe

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sundowns are unstoppable, but they must keep pedal to the metal

It’s hard to believe anything could go wrong for the team, but they must not rest on their laurels

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Johnson eyes back-to-back Masters victories at Augusta National

Dustin Johnson savouring life as Masters champion ahead of title defence

By Frank Pingue
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Proteas finally break World Cup knockout hoodoo

Today in SA sports history: March 18

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE