Friday, May 28 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Defiant Ace plays his last card: ‘Cyril, I’ll expect an apology if I win’

Magashule also wants court to rule on whether his letter ‘suspending’ Ramaphosa was legal or not

4 min read
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OPINION | Defiance be damned: Zuma, Myeni and co must be held accountable

For the sake of SA’s future, they need to be shown in no uncertain terms that they are not untouchable

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Every woman is finally free of this monster: serial rapist gets 1,088 years

Survivors of a Pretoria serial rapist on Thursday celebrated that he will never see the outside of a prison again

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
7 min read
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Slow vaccination rate has Africa playing Covid catch-up with rest of world

SA has the highest increase in new cases on average, at 14%, among the most populous countries on the continent

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Time to heel: sex workers hit the streets to demand their job be made legal

The call to make sex work legal gets on the road as activists highlight the dangers and challenges of the profession

4 min read
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World of Beer lease takes a hammering, leaving auctioneers staggering

The remainder of the iconic tasting room’s lease has sold for R5m, just more than half of what was expected

2 min read
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Gwede, stop keeping us in the dark about self-generated electricity

In April, Mantashe proposed the embedded generation threshold be upped, yet here we are near winter and in the mire

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
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Outsourcing to the private sector will be a waste of money for NHI

But state capacity needs to be upped and skills retained because now ‘we are training specialists for private sector’

5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Pretoria serial rapist’s punishment must set a precedent

In ordering that his sentences not run concurrently, the judge has made the penalty fit the crimes

2 min read
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Welcome to the city of fool’s gold, run by mayor Mngxitama

You have to admire the chutzpah of a man who chases voters away while trying to be elected Joburg mayor

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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What Americans do to English has always drug me down

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 28 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Anti-vaxxers use Seychelles to take jab at vaccines. Do they have a case?

Covid surge in most immunised nation has thrown a spanner in the works for scientists. What’s really going on?

By Antony Sguazzin and Jason Gale
5 min read
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Ex-adviser exposes Boris’s short Cummings in handling pandemic

Dominic Cummings, former adviser to PM Boris Johnson, tells a chilling story of British failure over coronavirus policy

By Therese Raphael
5 min read
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Women have foot in the door as the Saudi workplace opens up

Keeping half the population at home is a way of life the conservative Islamic kingdom can no longer afford

By Vivian Nereim
10 min read
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Algal blooms leave industries wilting, but seaweed could save the day

It will go a long way towards mitigating waste, say experts, but needs huge investment

By Virginia Gewin
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Straight to the therapist’s couch with Kelly Khumalo and mom

One of SA’s best celeb-driven reality shows returns and wastes no time getting to the heart of the matter

By Kevin Kriedemann
2 min read

Spin-offs and M&As: inside the great streaming platform war

Where do WarnerMedia’s merger with the Discovery channel and Jeff Bezos’s bid to buy MGM leave users?

By Tymon Smith
4 min read

Secret’s out on friends’ central perk that wasn’t meant to be

In a ‘Friends’ special this week Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer revealed they had a big thing for each other

By Jill Serjeant
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Rugby world quakes as rule change ups Japan’s yen for foreign players

Brace yourselves Boks, Wallabies, All Blacks because new rules mean Top League is sure to target your charges

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Nadal so close to Grand Slam record he can almost touch it

Few obstacles lie between Nadal, a 14th French Open title and a record 21st Major

By Richard Martin
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE