Thursday, April 15 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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LISTEN | ‘You’re inviting trouble,’ Mbalula warns Ace-supporting taxi boss

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has lambasted Malo-A-Botsheba for his vehicles’ pro-Magashule branding

3 min read
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This is why Hitler-hailing attention seekers are so dangerous in SA

Mcebo Dlamini and Lwazi Lushaba knew exactly what they were doing, and progressives must unequivocally reject them

4 min read
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‘Disappointing’, ‘poorly thought through’: experts slate SA vax pause

Of the 6,8 million people vaccinated with J&J in the US, only six developed blood clots, with none reported in SA so far

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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A ‘sham’: Zuma refuses to give affidavit to ConCourt over sentence

Describing the court’s directions as ‘political gimmicks’, he explains the reasons for his defiance in a 21-page letter

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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She brings lights, camera, action to the blind

Durban’s Shakila Maharaj is filling the silence in films and TV shows for visually impaired people. Here’s how

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Run a mile, not a risk: physical activity trims chances of severe Covid-19

Exercise may be ‘the single most important action’ one can take to prevent a severe case of the virus, say researchers

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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‘It was purely incidental’: Gordhan denies trying to influence Mogoeng

Chief justice says minister asked him how a ‘close friend’ had done in a job interview

4 min read
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Fire rips through Joburg building leaving nine dead, hundreds homeless

‘We lost everything and the people we love’: residents of Joburg CBD building reeling after fatal fire

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read
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WATCH | New cash-for-trash app aims to upload a greener future

Reverse vending machines for recycling are nothing new to SA, but rewarding you for recycling via a new app is

Deepa Kesa
Multimedia producer
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | To be ANC secretary-general is now a badge of dishonour

The position was previously revered, but has lost all respectability since Magashule took over

3 min read
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As long as jabs aren’t from the West, they’re fine for the EFF

The EFF thinks we should get vaccines from Russia and China because they are ‘of better efficacy’. Really?!

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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If you loved it the first time around, chase that feeling again

Whether you reread for comfort or any other reason, ‘there’s no friend as loyal as a book’

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 15 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Immerse yourself in these luxe beauty experiences

Three premium beauty spaces in Joburg that take the spa experience to another level

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

You have to Siya it to believe it

A peek at Siya Kolisi’s latest training gear begs the question, are crop tops the new tank tops for men’s workouts?

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Pirates coach must Buc up, or they’ll never match Sundowns

By admitting Sundowns are favourites for Thursday’s clash, Josef Zinnbauer has undermined his team’s confidence

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Losing Streak: ex-Zim captain gets eight-year ban for corruption

Meanwhile touring Pakistan captain Babar dethrones India’s Kohli in ODI rankings

By Amlan Chakraborty
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Bungu bombs his way to sixth title defence

Today in SA sports history: April 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE