Thursday, April 1 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

To Ace change, SA must step aside from believing empty words

Words and phrases such as decolonisation and radical economic transformation have been bastardised

4 min read
Sport FREE

Safa CEO says sorry, but refuses to take the blame

Having sacked the Bafana coach, Tebogo Motlanthe gets vague on implementing any much-needed reforms

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Light at the end of the tunnel: opening up SA rail network is back on track

The opening of SA’s rail infrastructure to private operators makes sense to all parties concerned

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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On your marks, get set, the bad performers can go!

Meanwhile, billions of rand are owed to tertiary institutions around the country in outstanding fees

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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SA student debt is in a class of its own – and VCs won’t budge

Nsfas is owed R36.4bn, while 21 universities grapple with R10.4bn in outstanding fees from the past decade

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Game off: Olympic teacher’s marathon career halted for five years

Using the K-word and teaching in a funeral parlour are not part of Sace or the education department’s curriculums

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
News FREE

Teen flies SA banner at tech fest with artificial intelligence project

Before the contest, she knew nothing about computer science. Now she plans a career in it

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Let’s pray Cyril doesn’t end up with egg on his face after Easter

Ramaphosa’s half-baked Covid restrictions for the holidays have put our immunity and survival chances at risk

4 min read
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The idiots are right – Hlaudi wasn’t cut out for layoffs

Leaders who are also economically illiterate don’t understand why things need to be built or maintained

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Throw a thriller at me any time, especially one by CJ Tudor

In just a few years, the author looks set to knock master-of-suspense Stephen King off his perch

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Let’s give long words the short shrift and keep it simple

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 – April 1 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Has Covid used up its bag of dirty tricks? Scientists are hopeful

Pointing to the convergent evolution of its mutations, they say virus has limited options before becoming less lethal

By Kate Kelland and Julie Steenhuysen
5 min read
World FREE

The gulf in wages makes life harsh as Indian workers return home

Once heroes, India’s ex-Gulf workers forge new futures as pandemic causes biggest return of overseas workers in 50 years

By Roli Srivastava and Rakesh Nair
5 min read
World FREE

Graffiti? Something else? Mystery of Holy Sepulchre crosses solved

Etchings have baffled archaeologists, but research suggests they are more organised than previously thought

By Rinat Harash
1 min read
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Baby, I’m not here to be perfect, I’m here to be kind, so judge that

Britney Spears says even though she is still maligned by the media, life goes on, no matter how upsetting it can be

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Cleanliness is next to gorgeousness: four things to know

Clean Beauty Week may have passed, but it doesn’t mean our clean beauty education has come to an end

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

Adding sustainability to an unsustainable and rampant industry

The Fashion Reimagined Sustainability Designer Showcase focuses on local designers’ efforts to make a difference

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

Look sharp, Barbie! Ken’s rocking Berluti for his 60th

The iconic doll’s beau celebrates six decades this year and he’s doing it in Parisian style, with charity in mind

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Safa needs people with football, not trips around the world, at heart

There will be no change of fortune for Bafana until the association is overhauled and new blood brought in

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Hear Semenya case before Olympics, ASA urges human rights court

Under IAAF regulations, Caster Semenya is barred from defending her Olympic 800m title unless she gets treatment

By Charles Baloyi
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE