Friday, April 16 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Duarte calls it ‘rearguard campaigning’, but Ace sticks to step-aside story

After meeting with Jacob Zuma in Nkandla, Magashule insists he is ‘not widening anything’ with infamous letter

3 min read
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‘Depoliticise municipal administration, or we'll  never improve,’ says ...

More than three years and R2bn later and Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts reforms are still being stymied

By Nicki Güleş
5 min read
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EFF fury at Unisa not obeying court order to enroll 20,000 more students

Varsity was ordered by Nzimande to cut its first-time student enrollment. Then EFF intervened with court action

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Dr Sindi van Zyl ‘went beyond being a doctor’: loved ones give tribute

Words of admiration by those closest to her show why she was known as the people’s doctor

3 min read
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14 million Africans have had jabs, with more local manufacturing slated

But continent is lagging behind, with less than 2% of vaccines administered to date globally being in Africa

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Africa CDC stands by AstraZeneca jab

The AZ and J&J vaccines will remain pivotal to continent’s plan to stop Covid-19, says director

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Shot in the arm: Cape health workers swap jab hesitancy for hope

The province’s head of health says attitudes towards vaccines have changed after just two weeks

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

JUDGES JUDGED

INSIDE THIS WEEK'S JSC INTERVIEWS

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I’m not corrupt, says judge Aubrey Ledwaba in SCA interview

The sealing of the #CR17 campaign bank records has resulted in allegations of state capture and bribery

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read
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Rather ask what I do with my white privilege: would-be ConCourt judge

David Unterhalter says it’s ‘undisputable’ that he has had leg up in the race for two posts in the highest court

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read
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Malema grills judge Pillay both professionally and personally

Judge says the dangerous noise surrounding her is the work of troublemakers, detractors to democracy

By Tania Broughton
3 min read
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If there’s a toxic atmosphere at SCA, I haven’t experienced it: candidate

Appeal court hopeful judge Johannes Eksteen says he is ‘surprised’ by allegations of toxicity at the court

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

Burkina Faso’s insistence that justice be served sends the right message

Blaise Compaore’s indictment for assassination of Thomas Sankara shows Africa is tired of human rights abusers

2 min read
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If you can’t fix it, just palm it off onto another ministry

News that Eskom may be moved from the ministry of public enterprises into the ministry of energy is puzzling

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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It’ll be no picnic if Mrs Beeton’s interest is piqued. You’ll be niqued

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 16 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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‘The rapes are to punish Tigray’: horrific reports of sex abuse in Ethiopia

Women in the war-torn region subjected to appalling acts of sexual violence by both Ethiopian and Eritrean troops

By Katharine Houreld
8 min read

Former world leaders call on Biden to suspend Covid-19 vaccine patents

Ex-UK PM Gordon Brown one of 175 figures urging action to boost inoculation rates in the developing world

By Aime Williams
4 min read
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Aborigines make up 29% of Oz’s prisoners, yet only 3% of its population

‘Political will and strong leadership seem to be missing in enacting 30-year-old report into jailed indigenous people’

By Melanie Burton
1 min read

Biden signals a new American way of war with Afghan withdrawal

The US president has countermanded decades of counterinsurgency doctrine advocated by Pentagon officials

By Katrina Manson
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Women get in on the action, but at what price?

Female directors are breaking down the doors of the boys’ club, but they may be sucked into the franchise machine

By Tymon Smith
4 min read

Try on something a little unorthodox

Horror, neo-noir, everyday stories and a docuseries about clothes — what to stream this weekend

By Tymon Smith
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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CSA is limping along with no direction or firm plan

There is a lot at stake surrounding Saturday’s AGM but don’t expect any hard and fast outcomes

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Round two – Hamilton and Verstappen take their battle to Imola

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ drew first blood in Bahrain, but Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will be charging in Italy

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Proteas bounce back after Hansie scandal

Today in SA sports history: April 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE