Friday, April 30 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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How the Guptas captured the state, and why it won’t happen again: Cyril

Zondo isn’t convinced by the preventative measures Ramaphosa outlined during his grilling by commission

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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ANALYSIS | The rise, fall, rise and fall again of the ANC’s ‘Black Jesus’

After his latest fall from grace, will there be another resurrection for Supra Mahumapelo?

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
3 min read
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‘The police never contacted me’: wife’s pain after SA man shot in Hawaii

Lindsey Myeni is demanding the release of the footage of her husband’s killing, but US cops have stonewalled her

3 min read
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Cheap FlySafair flights not cleared for take-off in ticket booking fiasco

Of a list of 1,500 FlySafair bookings made by eDreams, only 28 were on the airline’s system

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Killer, family man or both? Mystery surrounds hit

Farouk Meyer, who made headlines in 2009 after he escaped from prison, was a role model to those close to him

By Iavan Pijoos and Orrin Singh
5 min read
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SA’s struggling women deprive themselves to feed their families

Low nutritional purchases have serious implications, making people more susceptible to illnesses: report

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Redeployment of ‘Earth’s most critical rhino ranger’ is ‘questionable’

Anti-poaching body and DA want to know why 'irreplaceable' Don English has been moved from key Kruger zone

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
4 min read
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‘I quit law the day an accused offered his gold tooth as payment’

Academic’s anecdote highlights impact of court delays, expenses on the poor

4 min read
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Africa to raise guard against Covid-19: emergency meeting on cards

India’s catastrophic rise in infections and death seen as warning to continent

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Over and over our artists do us proud. They deserve true support

South Africans must use their voices to ensure authorities invest in our artists, whether established or still unknown

3 min read
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Stop the party, Cyril, as until there’s accountability it’s not all good

Spare us the hollow words, Mr Pres, because we are not going to forget the ANC’s hostility towards honesty

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Calling her a chick won’t fly unless you want to ruffle feathers

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 30 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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State is deaf to the desperate pleas of Nigeria kidnap victims’ parents

Families are helpless as the government refuses to negotiate with ‘bandits’ or pay ransoms

By Libby George and Bosan Yakusak
2 min read
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He can’t observe Ramadan, but faith keeps Mumbai gravedigger going

Sayyed Munir Kamruddin is unable to fast during the holy month because he ‘needs to dig graves and carry bodies’

By Francis Mascarenhas
1 min read
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‘Right to disconnect’: How to escape the offices we work, eat and sleep in?

Working from home more often than not means longer hours in front of screens. Ways to protect staff need to be found

By Umberto Bacchi
5 min read
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Good lord, is it a Caravaggio? If so, it’s worth not €1,500 but millions

Painting slated to go under the hammer, but blocked at the last minute on suspicion it may be by the Italian master

By Emma Pinedo
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Showing max regard for African content

Showmax aims to divert viewers’ eyes and wallets to the continent as it invests in African productions

By Omar Mohammed
1 min read

‘This round is dedicated to my daughter’

Thomas Vinterberg has dedicated his Oscar for ‘Another Round’ to his daughter, who was killed in an accident

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Money talks and rugby unions can’t afford to be coy anymore

As NZ rugby is on brink of moving from red back to black with injection of US cash, perhaps SA can learn a trick or two

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Attention shifts to Old Trafford as United host arch-rivals Liverpool

All the stats and facts for this weekend’s Premier League matches

By Reuters
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Star-studded Boks bash the Scots

Today in SA sports history: April 30

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE