Thursday, April 22 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

It’s easy to wail over burnt libraries when there’s no-one to blame

Where was this heartfelt lament when UCT students set 23 works of fine art on fire in the middle of the campus?

4 min read
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The issue is PPE, not careers: ANC Gauteng secretary hits back at Diko

She has accused Jacob Khawe of ‘distorting facts’ to try to quell her ambitions in the party

3 min read
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Supra-cross: ANC suspends Mahumapelo’s membership

The party is furious with him for allegedly telling a mayor to ignore a step-aside order

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
2 min read
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It lent 55,000 tablets to matrics. Now it’s shocked it can’t get them back

Eastern Cape education department has recovered only 7,931 of the devices and is threatening legal action

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Absa ‘had to choose between CEO and unhappy executives’

Senior executives signalled a desire to leave bank while Daniel Mminele was at the helm, says chair Wendy Lucas-Bull

By Garth Theunissen and Warren Thompson
2 min read
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It’s Earth Day, but there’s little to celebrate as water leaks drain SA dry

Automation is key to managing infrastructure, while water reuse and desalination will mitigate shortages

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
6 min read
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Snuffing out the taboo surrounding cannabis users would be dope

A draft master plan for SA needs to be finalised, otherwise the fledgling cannabis sector will go to pot

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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She might have had a Little Foot, but human ancestor had mighty shoulders

New findings shed light on a key period when human ancestors diverged from other apes

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Chauvin got his conviction, but it cannot end there

The nine minutes and 29 seconds of that incriminating video should translate into a new era of policing in the US

3 min read
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Whether on noted lists or not, these books should be on yours

Many great books aren’t on lists such as those of The Guardian and Time Magazine. They should be

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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Trust a spiritual white boy and you too will look like an RET genius

Tokyo fell for the prank, but the radical economic transformation mob took it viral. What’s new?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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IN MEMORIAM | Days of treachery and terror in the newsroom

To mark Jeremy Thomas’s death, we are republishing his column in which he looks back to being a journalist in the 1970s

Jeremy Thomas
Journalist
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 22 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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No sympathy for Chauvin from those who’ve seen ex-cop making arrests

‘Victims’ of Derek Chauvin say they are ecstatic he’s been found guilty of murdering George Floyd

By Nathan Layne
4 min read
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Chad rebels eye capital in war to ‘free the people but not hold power’

After killing authoritarian president on battlefield, rebel forces now aim to put an end to the dynastic takeover

By Madjiasra Nako
3 min read
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Will cinema’s ‘focused enjoyment’ be permanently paused?

Some say up to 10,000 movie screens in the US could disappear in the next few years. Others disagree

By Lisa Richwine
3 min read
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Instagram apps its game to protect users

It is introducing a filter for abusive messages and making it harder for blocked users to contact their detractors

By Chavi Mehta and Elizabeth Culliford
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Hallyujah, K-pop fans are popping up 4 the planet

The music genre’s followers are heeding a call to play a part in highlighting the dangers of climate change

By Sibusiso Mkwanazi
2 min read

SA men’s wear brand is where the art is

Cape Town-based Fields has collaborated with artist and architect Renée Rossouw to create wearable art

By Nokubonga Thusi
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Jordaan’s years at Safa feel like the Zuma years in office — wasted

It’s hard to get excited about the new Bafana coach when Safa has more fundamental matters to address

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Eureka for Uefa as Super League is given the red card

Juventus boss says Super League cannot go ahead, while Liverpool owner JW Henry apologises to fans

By Simon Evans, Elvira Pollina, Sudipto Ganguly and Ian Ransom
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Rahman rocks Lewis with fifth-round KO

Today in SA sports history: April 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE