Thursday, May 13 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Covid catastrophe: no-fee school pupils learnt up to 75% less in 2020

Study also finds that teachers are at no higher risk from the virus than the general population

By Prega Govender and Kgaugelo Masweneng
4 min read
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Of SA jobs lost, only a quarter were due to lockdown itself: experts

UCT study finds that other pandemic-related factors, particularly affecting the most vulnerable, had far more of a role

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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EDITORIAL | The choice is Ace’s. Will he choose the frying pan or the fire?

Magashule has been rejected by all but a motley crew. His next move will demonstrate how tactical he is

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Thanks to Denel’s financial implosion, the force may no longer be with us

Ammunition shortages and inadequate maintenance leave SA’s defence capabilities severely compromised

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Gauteng wants equity in top school jobs. Will governing bodies cooperate?

The department needs buy-in from national schools’ association, which fears that quality might be compromised

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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New Kruger staff set to be polygraphed in bid to stop rhino poaching

SANParks has wanted to do lie detector testing as a condition of employment since 2016, without success till now

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
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Driven to succeed: there are no chinks in Constable Fielding’s armour

Petite constable becomes first female to drive a police Casspir in the Northern Cape

1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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To end the mess SA is in, we must understand what caused it

If you want to comprehend the dynamics that have played out since 1994, spend time with Wahbie Long’s new book

4 min read
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What next? The post office is bullying its way back into the delivery game

The SA Post Office’s partnership with Wish promises parcels will be delivered 50% faster. That could mean anything

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Print, audio or e? Reading is reading, but there are differences

Reading books on a phone or tablet just isn’t the same as print, but at least audio books take the fight out of flight

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 13 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Israel violence makes ICC nervous about possible war crimes

Scores have been killed in Gaza and Israel amid escalating hostilities

By Bart Meijer
1 min read
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Kenya hopes to end power struggles by rejigging government

Kenyan senate backs plan to restructure government and make constitutional changes

By bloomberg.com
1 min read
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Germans are so desperate for vaccine that they’re getting aggressive

Pressure on vaccine centres and doctors is increasing as people fail to fathom why they have to wait

By Emma Thomasson
2 min read
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Bean there, done that? Feel Atomo with revolutionary coffeeless coffee

Coffee without beans? A startup brews a new cup of Joe

By bloomberg.com
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Behind the seams: ‘Uzalo’s’ royal African fashion show

We find out what went into the two-day fashion extravaganza on the telenovela this week

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

Fashion veteran David Tlale reaches new heights with latest pursuit

The designer gave us a sneak peek at his new collection, to be seen at Melrose Arch on Thursday

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

Luxury brands all puffed up about new tactics that boost bottom lines

Gourmet dinners, video calls, door-to-door deliveries, they’re all helping the brands recoup lockdown losses

By Claudia Cristoferi and Silvia Aloisi
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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More’s the pity all eyes won’t be on Saturday’s Caf game

Sundowns take on Al Ahly in this must-see clash, but many will miss it because they don’t have access to streaming

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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This was the toughest Premier League title win, says Guardiola

Manchester City claim the league title with three games to spare and now eye Champions League final

By Simon Evans
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE