Friday, March 19 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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A great royal burial and a fitting, final farewell for the Zulu king

Many tributes for King Goodwill Zwelithini, who ruled with authority and distinction for almost half a century

By Sunday Times Daily
7 min read
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Africa joins millions in getting AstraZeneca vaccine, aided by Africa CDC

If vaccines are not introduced, the continent should anticipate a third wave soon, says the body’s director

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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SA AstraZeneca study was a downer, but pointed way ahead: Madhi

Our trial underlined the need to develop second-generation vaccines, says the top expert

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Bank on this, Pietropaolo — family + murders = disownment

The former SA Bank of Athens treasurer, who murdered his father and wife, has been disowned by his family

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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‘He refused to wear a mask’: enraged shopper throws petrol bomb into Spar

Man in custody after elderly nurse burned and staff left traumatised at Pretoria store

Aron Hyman
Reporter
2 min read
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Adv Moela is a modern Robin Hood, putting his needs aside to help students

Struggle over fees triggered advocate Lerato Moela to stand in solidarity with the students fees movement

4 min read
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High hopes for heart disease as boffins decode the giraffe genome

Mice with giraffe gene mutations were found to suffer less cardiovascular and organ damage than a control group

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Where are our warriors against super-spreaders?

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s funeral will ironically stand as a reminder of how not to conduct Covid-19 funerals

3 min read
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King’s funeral was a light-bulb moment for pro-Zuma conspiracists

The suspension of load-shedding might have cost Ramaphosa in a fairly absurd way

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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SANDF, broke and without purpose, marches onward to disaster

Fundamental and very toxic breakdown between Treasury and the department of defence has done untold damage

By ​Darren Olivier
8 min read
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Oh for a creative genie who could return genius to its genuine gist

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 19 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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A ‘new chapter’ indeed: Tanzania looks set for its first female president

And the opposition is behind Samia Suluhu Hassan’s immediate swearing in  after John Magufuli’s death this week

By Elias Biryabarema
3 min read

The US vaccine effect: rapid rollout starts to bear fruit

Analysis of official figures shows sharper decline in hospitalisations and deaths of older people

By Kiran Stacey and John Burn-Murdoch
5 min read
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Pandemic opened the door for in-home spending, and it’s here to stay

Online grocery shopping and telehealth are expected to rise even as the Covid-19 pandemic dissipates, says report

By Gayle Issa and Victoria Waldersee
4 min read

What news publishers can learn from Netflix

Traditional media face a challenge to justify value amid competition from rival sources for attention

By Alex Barker
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

And the winner is  ... a less predictable Oscars night

A diverse nominations list signals end of the era when movie moguls could muscle and spend their way to glory

By Wendy Ide
5 min read

Abuse allegations, action, a stereotypical schmaltz fest and a bit of moxie

It’s all on a couch near you this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Enter the mind of a travelling artist in the thrall of discovery

Craig Smith has used lockdown to enhance his creativity

By Tymon Smith
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Aston Martin’s Vettel out to show he still has plenty left in the tank

But after pre-season testing in Bahrain, the former world champion already has some catching up to do

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read
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Hammers and Gunners do battle with top four spot up for grabs

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures

By Reuters
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Toweel title fight ends in tragedy

Today SA sports history: March 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE