Thursday, May 27 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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EDITORIAL | Denials don’t cut it, Zweli Mkhize. It’s time to step aside

Sir, we suggest you set up another press conference where you will finally do the honourable thing

4 min read
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Consequence management? It’s just hot air as long as Mkhize stays in office

If such a thing existed we would not have corruption in the top structures of government, universities, big business

4 min read
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‘When he spoke in court, I knew his voice. It’s the voice of a psycho’

Court hears how serial rapist Sello Mapunya destroyed ‘lives and souls’ during a reign of terror in Tshwane

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Thumbs up and Downer: Zuma specifically picked Mpofu to represent him

Dali Mpofu gets to work straight away, presenting special plea calling for removal of lead prosecutor Billy Downer

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Over par: parents stage golf day protest over private school’s ‘racism’

Black parents air concerns about lack of action over teacher diversity and other issues. Principal vows to listen

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Investing in after school programmes vital to save kids from Covid backlogs

Pandemic school closures have been disastrous for poorer children and the government needs to intervene, study finds

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
6 min read
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ANALYSIS | How Mnangagwa is using prosperity pastors in bid to dupe youth

‘Questionable’ characters are using cash and flashy cars to lure Zim’s impoverished youngsters into voting Zanu-PF

By Lenin Ndebele
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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ANC defies laws of time and space, but luckily facts don’t atrophy

Jacob Zuma and the health ministry managed to buy time this week, but so did journalists

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Don’t know Gary Stu from Murray Sue? It’s OK, you’re still Mary Sue

If you hate yourself for not knowing something you feel you should, welcome to my planet

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read
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‘Like a Rubik’s Cube’: it’s hard work luring staff back into the office

These are some of the changes workers should expect to find when they return to the workplace

By Todd Gillespie and Jack Sidders
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 27 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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‘People probably will die’ in alien ways to perfect Musk’s Mars dream

These are the cosmic challenges humans will have to overcome before we can truly call the red planet home

By Bruce Einhorn
6 min read
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Botched kidnap attempt? Envoy’s death in DRC may not be what it seemed

In a country heavily reliant on humanitarian support, the steady rise in kidnappings of aid workers is concerning

By Hereward Holland and Djaffar Al Katanty
6 min read
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There’s much ado about Assad, but what to do about him is the matter

As the Syrian leader enters his fourth term, will he return to the Arab fold or continue cosying up to Iran and Russia?

By Lin Noueihed and Selcan Hacaoglu
5 min read
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Floating power stations would be swell, but problems have experts at sea

The technology would go a long way to producing green power, but sea swell and ‘biofouling’ need to be tamed first

By Francois de Beaupuy and William Mathis
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Is your Gucci too cheugy for Gen Z?

It looks like millennials are getting the ‘OK boomer’ treatment in fashion trends

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

Gorp is the new norm at the core of men’s fashion

Camping couture takes to the catwalk and now your wardrobe with this fun new trend

Thango Ntwasa
Journalist
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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It’s about time the sun rose on books about our football greats

Pitso Mosimane has an autobiography in mind and Benni McCarthy’s biography is not far off, but we need more

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Olympics partner breaks ranks to urge Games cancellation

Polls in Japan show the majority of the public is opposed to holding the Olympics this year

By Chang-Ran Kim and Elaine Lies
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Scheckter shoots to second win in a row in Monaco

Today in SA sports history: May 27

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE