Thursday, May 20 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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At the tail-end of Covid-19, closing schools is not an option

What we need is vigilance because a sense of normalcy is vital for pupils’ and teachers’ wellbeing

4 min read
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Penniless Unisa students still starving as NSFAS updates its paperwork

Varsity says that, because of insufficient funds from NSFAS, only students whose data has been captured have been paid

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Weapons probe against Mpumalanga man stalls as Hawks ‘jump the gun’

Further investigations needed: two years after arrest and seizure of 107 firearms, charges are provisionally withdrawn

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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ANALYSIS | No place to run: Mbete unmasks herself as 'Zuma enabler'

Former parliamentary speaker’s excuse is that in her role she did not have the powers to have a final say on such issues

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
5 min read
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‘I’m shocked’: Zandspruit mob justice reaches new extreme

Township is known for such incidents, but the sheer scale of the latest has community leaders reeling

By Nomahlubi Sonjica and Iavan Pijoos
3 min read
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Lawyer knocked out as boxing gym claims victory in rowdy bout

Attorney’s hopes of muting ‘noisy’ gym drenched after judge counterpunches against interim interdict

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
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Not to be sneezed at: cat lover with allergies crowdfunds for air purifier

The Cape Town architect in training is in desperate need of the device to keep her debilitating allergy spells at bay

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Stop stalling: e-tolls axe can no longer hover overhead

It would be outright unfair and unacceptable to keep South Africans stuck in limbo

2 min read
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Bravo to the comrades who booed for their supper

Were there auditions? How many gave their best boo to arrive at the final 10, if not 15, yellers at Zuma’s court date?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Don’t fast-forward past the foreword or you may miss a gem

There are forewords and there are forewords, but either way, they’re worth reading

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 20 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Plan and prepare: how Mumbai fared better than Delhi in second wave

The Mumbai model on how to prepare and combat the surge in Covid cases is an example everyone can learn from

By Dhwani Pandya and PR Sanjai
6 min read
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Indian variant may not be quite as bad as first feared

Experts hopeful the strain isn’t particularly virulent. It may be resistant to vaccines, though

By Alistair Smout
1 min read
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How little things chip away at the world’s economic recovery

Some industries face chip lead times of more than a year, as shortages prevent companies from supplying goods

By Ian King
3 min read
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Something’s cooking: the oil in your kitchen is about to make jets fry high

Finnish company invests about $230m to make sustainable airline fuel from waste and residues

By Kati Pohjanpalo
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Jozi to Georgia: Thuso Mbedu’s style evolution

The rising star has gone through fashion shifts that reflect her climb up the Hollywood ladder

By Thango Ntwasa
3 min read

Four luxury linen brands to jump into bed with

Turn your bedroom into a haven of peace and quilt this winter

By Julia Freemantle
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Mngqithi won’t let the sun go down on Brazilians’ cup chances

Mamelodi Sundowns have a mountain to climb in their second leg against Al Ahly, but their coach is optimistic

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Semenya to make a dash for Olympic qualification in Durban

Caster Semenya will attempt to qualify for the Olympic 5,000m in Durban later this month

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Rahman rocks Sanders in Atlantic City

Today in SA sports history: May 20

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE