Thursday, March 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘Woke brigade fakes outrage over combs, words but ignores real racism’

Backlashes against Adam Habib and Gauteng teacher are distractions from much deeper social ills

4 min read
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ANC splinter group could get out of hand, warns senior party member

The ANC’s ‘radical economic transformation’ faction threatens a spilt similar to COPE and the EFF

4 min read
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Moyane’s plot to incriminate Gordhan, as revealed by top Sars man

Senior Sars manager Vlok Symington pulls the rug from under ex-Sars boss Moyane at Zondo commission

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
5 min read

South African rollout lays bare vaccine  struggle in developing world

How the campaign goes in places such as Nqileni will have an impact on vaccination drives everywhere

By Joseph Cotterill
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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How silo can you go? Farmer alleges R26m fraud by maize middlemen

Insiders say maize price manipulation is more widespread than this case and poses a real threat to farming businesses

By Ruan Jooste
4 min read
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Pfizer blow as Israeli tests find reduced efficacy against SA variant

The small study suggests the vaccine is seven times less effective against the SA strain of Coivd-19

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

‘Our enemy is fellow black people’: Durban xenophobic attack victims

Immigrant hawkers tell of their terrible ordeals, as church leaders prepare to hold a protest in solidarity with victims

Orrin Singh
Reporter
6 min read
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Recycling hero Nkosi turns his PET project into a thriving business

Waste collector Mandlenkosi Nkosi started off with a trolley, then a bakkie, and now employs 20 people

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Now’s our chance to heed the experts who foresee a third wave

At this point of the pandemic, we have the benefit of hindsight and experts with foresight

3 min read
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Who’ll be more shocked when Cyril appears before Zondo – him or us?

How, exactly, does Ramaphosa know so little about state capture?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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BookTok ticks a lot of boxes and has people reading (and crying) again

The BookTok platform has unwittingly helped increase good, old-fashioned book sales

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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AstraZeneca’s shot at redemption sows further confusion

Dispute with independent scientists overseeing US trial is latest blow to tortured rollout

By Hannah Kuchler, Sarah Neville, Oliver Barnes and Donato Paolo Mancini
7 min read
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From slave to public servant: a woman’s remarkable story

Council candidate has found a home in England after surviving North Korean prison camps and Chinese traffickers

By Natalie Thomas, Andy Bruce and Phil Noble
3 min read

Erdogan’s tantrum is a sign of weakness

Sudden reversals demonstrate the Turkish president’s lack of coherent policy

By David Gardner
4 min read

Covid lockdown is tough on couples

Being cooped up together 24/7 puts an extra strain on relationships, but there are upsides

By Emma Jacobs
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Thought the mullet’s over? It’s time to mull it over

If you’re considering the chop, here are three tips on how to pull off the softer update to the infamous style

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

Red carpet looks still have to be head and shoulders above the rest

Award shows are taking place virtually this year, but that is not a reason to skimp on style

By Margaret Gardiner
5 min read

Magugu is dressed for international success in New York and Paris

Thebe Magugu’s womanhood theme takes centre stage at New York’s Met Museum

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Aussie rugby boss Marinos ‘surprised’ Lions tour is to go ahead in SA

On Tuesday Lions chair Jason Leonard gave a firm commitment the British Lions would tour SA later this year

By Ian Ransom
2 min read
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Five players who are key for Bafana against dangerous Black Stars

Ronwen Williams, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Themba Zwane, Percy Tau and Lebo Maboe must be at their best against Ghana

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Mwelase bobs and weaves his way to Commonwealth gold

Today in SA sports history: March 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE