Friday, March 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Sparks set to fly: ANC NEC meeting expected to be emotionally charged

Several issues, including the ‘non-step asiders’ and so-called RET faction, are expected to be thrashed out

3 min read
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EFF court jester Mpofu again played his part to perfection

No-one should be surprised by Dali Mpofu’s Zondo commission outburst. He always plays to the crowd

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Cyber hackers are sneaking in through SA’s back door. We must be on guard

SA banks and businesses have fallen victim to a global Microsoft e-mail server cyber attack originated from China

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Africa vaccinates 7.2 million but faces new threat

The continent’s biggest supplier pauses exports just as the third wave approaches

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read
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Cyril slams banks over R200bn Covid loan guarantee ‘failure’

SA banks didn’t fulfil their side of the loan guarantee scheme agreement, says Ramaphosa in scathing rebuke

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
3 min read
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‘Strong reasons’ why Zuma should be jailed, ConCourt hears

His refusal to obey summons is ‘a cynical manoeuvre to avoid accountability’, says Zondo  inquiry lawyer

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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Exemptions for troublesome SAA vaccine flight were A-OK, says CAA

The Civil Aviation Authority insists it has not shown the national carrier preferential treatment

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Pasop for blaasops: deadly puffer fish wash up on Cape beaches

People and their dogs must steer well clear of the tiny but highly toxic animals that have mysteriously appeared

Aron Hyman
Reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Shopping for excuses, apologies after the fact doesn’t cut it

Thando Mahlangu’s experience of social intolerance for wearing traditional garb at a shopping mall is unacceptable

3 min read
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Linking African culture to boorishness must be treated with contempt

Eviction of Ndebele man from mall is a blatant example the demonisation of African traditions

By Joy Nonzukiso Peter
3 min read
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A warrior is confused by the worrier coming at full throttle

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 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Unsustainable situation: racism can literally be toxic

Cases of polluting industries being sited in racial minority communities are common across Canada and the US

By Jack Graham
3 min read
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Is it an ism, or is it art? Robotics are redefining the art world

Non-fungible token artwork by humanoid robot sells at auction for over R10m

By Joyce Zhou and Michelle Hennesy
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Dystopias and dysfunctional people: five things to watch this weekend

Unearthing real-life crimes, a history of pirates and imagined futures

By Tymon Smith
3 min read

See Woody Allen, killers and Olympic athletes with new eyes

Critically acclaimed HBO doccies ‘Allen v. Farrow’, Crazy’, ‘Not Insane and ‘The Weight of Gold’ are now on Showmax

By Kevin Kriedemann
3 min read

Take a shot at finding the epic in every day

Amateur SA photographers are invited to try their hand at a theme for this National Geographic competition

By Sunday Times
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Kolisi to make long-awaited debut for Sharks against Bulls

Sharks will be out for revenge after Currie Cup final loss to the men from Pretoria

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Start your engines. Time for talking and testing over as F1 season begins

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen looks to strike first as Lewis Hamilton eyes record eighth world title

By Alan Baldwin
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Bafana box above their weight to thump Paraguay

Today in SA sports history: March 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE