Thursday, June 3 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Fellow South Africans, Cyril’s speech was a pack of insulting lies

Instead of admitting he has failed us on the vaccine roll-out and on many other things, he blames us

4 min read
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Hawks have their eye on rampant gold smuggling route from Zim through SA

Nearly 40% of gold mined in Matabeleland is believed to be smuggled directly to SA

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Seriously, comrades, at least spend your loot on some decent bling

If our rulers are going to steal from us can they at least spend it on shiny kitsch rather than parochial mediocrity

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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We’ve never seen this scale of corruption, says SIU head on PPE fraud

Unit’s probe is looking at 2,695 cases, including the one involving Zweli Mkhize, and has yet to take on 1,832 more

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Cries of joy as water flows for first time in weeks at Joburg hospital

Gift of the Givers has stepped in and sunk a borehole to alleviate Rahima Moosa hospital’s water woes

By Gill Gifford
4 min read
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KZN jail-break mastermind has short-lived high life before cops swoop

‘Ntsuntsu’, whose name sends chills up the spines of many residents in Pietermaritzburg, meets his end

Orrin Singh
Reporter
4 min read
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E Cape college students left out in the cold, literally, as NSFAS stalls

Youngsters evicted after lack of funds owed to them meant they couldn’t pay rent. Now they live in unbearable conditions

Prega Govender
Journalist
5 min read
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Proposed ban on guns has pistol Annies reaching for the holster

Draft bill draws huge public outcry over provision that no firearm licences may be issued for self-defence purposes

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Africa needs unity, not subversion of democracy

What happened at the Pan-African Parliament this week is a reflection of exactly what the continent doesn’t need

4 min read
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How the ocean proved to an Italian pianist that the world is unfair

The story of the writer and his musician friend’s experiences on cruise ships that housed migrants during the pandemic

By Ian Urbina
17 min read
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It’s time to get hygge with these new releases

With books piling onto her bedside table, these are but a few of the writer’s picks for a weekend under the duvet

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 – June 3 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Mix it fix-it: Moderna aims for range of vaccine dose levels

The drugmaker hopes to have the products on the market by 2022, when it aims to deliver up to three billion doses

By John Miller
1 min read
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US port vaccine rollout a shot in the arm for desperate seafarers

After being stuck on their ships for many months thanks to the pandemic, sailors can at last take shore leave

By Brendan Murray
5 min read
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Could downtown be loved? Murals in Jamaica’s capital say yes

The eye-popping walls of Kingston’s bad side of town have attracted people who never imagined walking in the area

By Kate Chappell
5 min read
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Fin it to win it: Elon Musk’s ‘Baby Shark’ tweet gives Samsung shares bite

After the billionaire tweeted about the number of views the song has had the company’s shares rocketed

By Abhishek Vishnoi and Shinhye Kang
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Want our style crush Natasha Thahane’s look?

From neon to neutral and everything in between, this is why we love the star’s sporty style and how you can mimic it

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

Unlikely comeback: Crocs walk among men again

Here’s how Hollywood is embracing the ‘in vogue’ slipper

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Our game needs a revamp and that begins with Safa and the PSL

Fiasco that sees Sekhukhune and Sporting in court after Safa, PSL didn’t uphold their own rules is mind-boggling

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Ancelotti back in Madrid to prove he’s the ‘real deal’

Carlo Ancelotti returns to Real Madrid for a second spell as coach after an indifferent tenure at Everton

By Joseph Walker
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Dalton gets the bullet

Today in SA sports history: June 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE