Thursday, May 6 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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EDITORIAL | Ace may be suspended, but SA can by no means relax yet

As Magashule and his gang plot their fight-back, there’s also the worry that the ‘step aside’ rule can easily be abused

3 min read
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Maybe, just maybe, we can now suspend disbelief in Cyril’s new dawn

There’s a small chance that history will record that the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa began this week

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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SA’s vaccine rollout is a disaster. Hand it over to the private sector

Unless the hapless government hands the process over to the likes of SA Breweries, you’ll probably never get your jab

4 min read
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Zulu queen’s funeral procession makes its way from Joburg to KZN

Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu to be ‘planted’ on Thursday ahead of state memorial on Friday

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Justice for Miguel, but judge ‘merciful’ to killer

Three years after the boy was lured to his death, his killer has been sentenced and his family has ‘found justice’

3 min read
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Yet more skeletons in bully school’s closet

Mbilwi Secondary School is once again under scrutiny after allegations of a teacher dating a 16-year-old matric pupil

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Apology doesn’t cut it: teacher will be charged for mistreating pupil

An educator who manhandled a pupil after he ‘disobeyed’ him is being taken to task by the education department

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Spoil the rod and spare the child’s brain development: study

The line between spanking and child abuse is more a difference of degree than of type, say researchers

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
5 min read
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A souper-human effort to create a homely hub for the homeless

What started as sandwiches, soup and music on a pavement is now a fully fledged homeless support service

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Now here’s a thriller that’s worth the hangover

You’ll be sad when you exit Belinda Bauer’s delightful examination of death and dying, but it’s worth it

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read
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OBITUARY | He helped us understand climate change’s complexity

A leading expert on global climate change, Prof Bob Scholes died suddenly during a hike in Namibia

By Chris Barron
8 min read
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Polluters not out of the woods yet as new $1bn fund raises bar

A forest conservation programme backed by Britain and the US ensures companies don’t get the ‘easy way out’

By Megan Rowling
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 6 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Saudi Arabia set to ban foreigners from haj for second year

Kingdom had a plan to boost pilgrimage numbers as part of its economic reform, but that was before Covid-19 struck

By Aziz El Yaakoubi and Marwa Rashad
2 min read
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Island is drowning fast, so woman takes Germany to court to work faster

For family that has farmed on Pellworm for 300 years, fight against the country’s climate change law is personal

By Stephan Schepers and Tobias Schlie
1 min read
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Indian zoo closed as Covid-19 roars in

A park has diagnosed the virus in lions, but ‘there’s no evidence animals can transmit to humans any further’

By Aishwarya Nair
1 min read
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Maturation mission brought down to Earth with space-age price tag

A bottle of wine that spent 14 months on the International Space Station is expected to fetch a whopping R14,4m

By Steve Gorman
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Don’t call us grans, we’re pom-pom girls’

Decades ago, Fumie Takino founded Japan Pom Pom and its members, aged 60 to 89, are having a ball

By Elaine Lies and Akira Tomoshige
2 min read

Chanel is cruising and Orpheus would be proud

The house presented its cruise collection at Carrières de Lumières, the set of 1960 film ‘Testament of Orpheus’

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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The egos have landed: Hunt needs to look beyond tactics at Chiefs

At a club of Kaizer Chiefs’ stature, coach Gavin Hunt needs to be more in tune with the complexities of the players

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Howzit my Broos: say hello to the new Bafana Bafana coach

Well-traveled Belgian coach Hugo Broos is appointed to take charge of the SA national team

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
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Guardiola’s City finally crack the Champions League code

After several failed attempts, Manchester City and coach Pep Guardiola have finally made it to the final

By Simon Evans
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE