Wednesday, May 5 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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ANC KZN heavyweight is first to abide by ‘step aside’ rule

His decision comes after the ANC said on Tuesday that leaders facing crime, corruption charges will be suspended

3 min read
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Well-run parastatal has to slash staff by half to fund SAA bailout

Devastation as state favours SAA over vital entity. And to add insult, the retrenchments happened on Workers’ Day

Prega Govender
Journalist
5 min read
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High hopes for SA Olympic glory after Simbine’s stunning win

With Team SA’s current firepower, an athletics podium finish in Japan is well within their grasp

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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PODCAST | When Cyril speaks out of both sides of his mouth

After his humdrum state capture inquiry testimony Mbhazima Shilowa unpacks corruption, politics, elections and wealth

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Brat spat: did SA’s oldest yacht really rescue soldiers from Dunkirk?

Despite doubts cast by UK historical association, owner is adamant the vessel he’s restoring is a World War 2 heroine

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Joburg’s plan to take over Eskom areas should remain in the dark: experts

They say the city lacks the competence and financial wherewithal to do so, but the mayor disagrees

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
2 min read
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Bed timing: student accommodation company sues varsity over Covid cuts

University of Johannesburg has slashed its contracts for off-campus student housing, leaving one company high and dry

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
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She has fought fire. Now she must fight her fear of water

Flying high is no problem for this firefighter. Her challenge is getting underwater and overcoming a childhood tragedy

Aron Hyman
Reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Carefully decide about lions and rhino now so there are no uproars later

Government must take the necessary time to determine the way forward, and it must consult stakeholders this time

3 min read
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Covid has done one good thing – it’s taught us to value the elderly

Pandemic has made us think more carefully about what senior citizens mean to us and how we can keep them with us

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
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Devious Human Rights Watch diminishes significance of apartheid

Exploiting it in the Israeli-Palestinian context is a cynical appropriation of South Africans’ suffering

By Shaun Sacks
3 min read
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Covid fallouts and foul-ups at work: keep in line without going out of line

Complex disputes have arisen during the pandemic that many business owners and their employees could learn from

By Kim Heres
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 5 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Side effects of vaccine hesitancy in Africa are showing, and they’re bad

Rollout in some states is so slow it’ll take years to use the limited shots they have, let alone inoculate everyone

By Maggie Fick
5 min read
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Capri dances again: Mediterranean island rises out of the blues

A sense of optimism returns to the glamorous tourist hotspot as Italy gradually relaxes Covid-19 restrictions

By Antonio Denti and Emily G Roe
2 min read
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Twitter tames Bollywood star for acting up

Kangana Ranaut has been banned after imploring Narendra Modi to rise up against an opponent, but she’s hit back

By Sankalp Phartiyal
1 min read
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US city is a ‘sanctuary’, unless you’re a pregnant woman who wants a choice

Texas city approves ban on abortions unless a woman’s life is in danger, flying in the face of landmark ruling

By Brad Brooks
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Mom’s the word when it comes to pampering

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, so spoil yours with these stylish accessories or standout experiences

By Lucienne van Pul
3 min read

How to cake-network for your wedding

Cake wizard Grace Stevens gives her tips on planning probably the most memorable cake of your life

By Grace Stevens
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Give the Bafana Bafana coaching job to Benni, says Pienaar

Ex-SA skipper Steven Pienaar believes Benni McCarthy has the respect and stature to make a success of the Bafana job

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
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Covid-19 eventually catches up, bowling out Indian Premier League

IPL suspended indefinitely as second coronavirus wave ravages India

By Amlan Chakraborty
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Simbine sparkles against stellar field in Doha

Today in SA sports history: May 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE