Friday, May 7 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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ANC parly caucus won’t save Ace as Cyril saves face

No MP took issue with Ramaphosa’s explanation for not recognising Magashule’s unilateral suspension letter

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
3 min read
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Throw Survé into the Magashule mix and you get small men, big lies

Believe it or not, some South Africans ate the tripe that Ace trumped Cyril, and who better to feed them than Iqbal

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Let’s keep a close eye on India’s Covid ‘tsunami’: Africa health chief

Africa CDC head Dr John Nkengasong says we can learn from India’s spike and repeatedly warns against complacency

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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SA’s B-BBEE management scores are junior-level stuff

While businesses meet targets at the lower rungs, they still fail to make it big: Sanlam Gauge report on transformation

By Jane Steinacker
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Shu! What acute hearing you have, Frankenstein

How Wits university discovered the extraordinary hearing abilities of a Frankenstein-like dinosaur

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Saints won’t be marching onto rugby fields after Covid hits pupils

St John’s College has cancelled all sporting fixtures for the next 10 days as 260 pupils go into quarantine

Prega Govender
Journalist
1 min read
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Do the math: Western Cape gives Joe Public power to figure out third wave

While the numbers remain largely stable, upticks in affluent areas are of particular concern

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Laughter and tears flow at memorial service for Lindani Myeni

Many fond memories of the KZN rugby player who was gunned down by police in Hawaii

By Mluleki Mdletshe
3 min read
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How hot dogs are feeding the fight against racism

Durban architect launches anti-racism eatery after his ‘discriminatory’ encounter at a beachfront restaurant

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Government must act now or SA will be another India

Mkhize may tell us not to panic, but what else can we do when he appears completely indifferent to the threat we face?

4 min read
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Ace of Spades: digging the grave of a once proud and dignified ANC

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s actions smack of individualism and self-interest

By Subesh Pillay
5 min read
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Nothing hare-brained about teething for scientists and start-ups

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
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What Africa’s oldest human burial says about our ancestors

The 78,000-year-old burial of a child suggests African people treated their dead differently to Eurasians

By Simon Armitage
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 7 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Despite Biden’s nod, don’t hold your breath for a vaccine IP waiver

Months of WTO talks lie ahead, with drug firms and governments fighting to keep waiver as narrow as possible

By David Lawder
3 min read
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Ugandan ex-child soldier’s ‘extreme suffering’ saves him from life in jail

The ICC has jailed Dominic Ongwen, abducted at nine by the LRA, of which he later became a leader, for 25 years

By Anthony Deutsch and Bart Meijer
1 min read
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Royal family rises above feud as Archie turns two

Queen, Charles and Cambridges post greetings to the boy unwittingly at the heart of a family rift after Oprah interview

By Michael Holden
1 min read
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US embassy in doghouse after Chinese say advert is ‘blatantly racist’

The post, perceived to liken Chinese students applying for US visas to dogs, has been deleted after huge backlash

By Reuters
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Neo-noir, wildlife, erotica and millennials

Here are our picks for a weekend of streaming

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Art attack: ex-sniper takes a shot at sanity

Artist David Roytman says the method he uses to create his works helps him to exorcise difficult memories of combat

By Dan Williams
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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New rugby laws need patience and teething problems are inevitable

The new laws have been introduced to encourage positive play and improve decision-making outcomes

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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I think we have had too many foreign Bafana coaches, says Mngqithi

Sundowns coach Manqoba Mngqithi believes local coaches and their expertise are taken for granted

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Wanderers is SA’s happy hunting ground again

Today in SA sports history: May 7

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE