Thursday, April 8 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

This is why it was so wrong to call Maimane an ‘experiment’

It is an insult based on debunked prejudices that undermines the achievements of everyone across the SA spectrum

4 min read
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‘Hitler committed no crime’: fury after UCT lecturer hails Nazi madman

Students, Jewish board slam UCT academic ‘who is quick to claim racism or free speech when reprimanded’

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Scopa suspends De Ruyter racism probe ... for now

Pravin Gordhan asked it to withdraw as Eskom is conducting its own inquiry into allegations against CEO

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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EXPLAINER | Ivermectin is legal — now what?

A doctor explains how you’ll be able to get hold of the controversial Covid-19 medication

3 min read
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WATCH | ‘It’s a war’: Survivors tell of harrowing escapes from Palma

For more than a week, Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked the town, which has now been ‘cleared’

By Deepa Kesa
1 min read
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Pastor gives God the glory as ex-cop is cleared of killing church robbers

Congregation turned trauma into testimony, he says as charges are dropped for shooting during service invasion

2 min read
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Pandemic shows SA urgently needs universal health care: Zweli Mkhize

The health minister, in a reflective mood, lists the lessons the nation has learned in the past year

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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Working from home or working the system?

Many South Africans in a global study say they want to work from home after the pandemic, but this could be tricky

Orrin Singh
Reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Maxeke was a torchbearer who still shines bright for SA women

While women of today deserve equal rights, they can learn a lot from Charlotte Maxeke’s journey

3 min read
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De Lille seems like she’s dead wood until you see what she does with it

The border fence disaster aside, let’s give credit where it’s due

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Tradition is important, but when is its price too high?

The true intent of cultural practices such as bride prices must be protected or traditions will be abandoned

By Anesu Jahura
5 min read
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Is it just me or are Mormons suddenly everywhere?

A few years ago it was cults. Now it seems the world can’t get enough of Salt Lake City and its main religion

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 – April 8 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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China turns up the heat while the world dumps coal

The country is an outlier in the coal-fired world and threatens to derail global mission to meet climate change targets

By Clyde Russell
2 min read
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Cities are the new front line in the cyber crime war

Shift to smart tech makes them more vulnerable to attacks, as they struggle with the high costs of fighting back

By Jack Graham
5 min read
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The vaccine is not Finnish until this resourceful nurse says so

Colleagues from around the world are learning her technique to squeeze out extra doses

By Essi Lehto
2 min read
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Vintage fashion is the latest trend, and Paris is cashing in

Unease with ‘fast’ trends and rising environmental awareness are seeing the market explode, with cash to be had

By Elizabeth Pineau
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

You may need a therapist for troubled skin

When stress is written all over your face, talking about it can bring about clarity of skin and mind

By Zanele Kumalo
4 min read

Drag culture racing to the forefront of SA fashion

Vogue Nights Jozi event was a fashion extravaganza like no other and hopefully the precursor of more to come

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Impatient Mpengesi must be more Chippa with his coaches

Until the Chippa United owner stops hiring and firing at a rapid rate, he’ll never achieve anything at the club

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Money talks: IPL set to roll even as pandemic worsens

The world’s top players are still headed for India, despite questions over the effectiveness of the health precautions

By Sudipto Ganguly
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Barefoot De Klerk sprints into the record books

Today in SA sports history: April 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE