Friday, June 4 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Third wave crashes down amid trauma cases, mistrust and hitches in rollout

Digital Vibes corruption scandal has dented the public’s faith in the health department, says Western Cape premier

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Africa has used 60% of its Covid-19 vaccines, but don’t get too excited

Only 0,5% of the population is fully vaccinated, and the stalled J&J delivery has thrown a big spanner in the works

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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PODCAST | Are we living through the decline of the ANC?

In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we take a close look at the state of the ruling party

By Mike Siluma, Sibongakonke Shoba and Paige Muller
1 min read
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Ramaphosa ignores critics as he talks up SA’s prospects

There is still much to be hopeful about despite all the negatives, says the president

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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JSC commissioners ‘failed dismally’ during ConCourt interviews

Singling out Mogoeng for particular criticism, rights group Casac wants court to declare interviews illegal

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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Many years on, Mpumalanga’s air quality case is still ... up in the air

Environmental activists take a breather as they wait for a decision in the province’s ‘dirty air’ saga application

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Responsibility or burden? Study weighs in on contentious ‘black tax’

A graduate has found that while most regard it as a family obligation, based on ubuntu, others find it burdensome

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Sour circumstances send young women to sugar daddies, study reveals

Poverty, unemployment and peer pressure influence young women to have transactional relationships

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Cybercrimes Bill is the right response to a real and present danger

With SA being one of the countries most susceptible to cybercrime, this bill is a step in the right direction

3 min read
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Why electoral reform doesn’t get my vote

Ditch proportional representation and what has happened in Eldorado Park could well occur on a national scale

3 min read
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If you’re going to crusade, there’s no need to be violent, just passionate

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 4 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

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Tough choice for Covid zero countries: open up or be a hermit kingdom

Experts warn of ‘Covid limbo’ for nations like Australia that have self-isolated to stay free of widespread infections

By Jason Gale and Kurumi Mori
3 min read
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Conversion therapists still stalk LGBT+ Arabs online despite Facebook ban

Thousands of young lives are being ruined by the quacks, but despite promises Facebook is doing little to stop them

By Avi Asher -Schapiro and Maya Gebeily
7 min read
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Jail time: this is what happens when you poke the Belarusian bear

President Alexander Lukashenko is very quick to crush any dissident activity in Belarus

By Aliaksandr Kudrytski and Andrea Dudik
5 min read
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Far-right Jewish leader and Palestinian politician make strange bedfellows

Islamist casts aside differences with Israel’s prime minister-hopeful to join forces, and some Arabs are not happy

By Rami Ayyub
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How Africa is greening up in grand way

An exceptional documentary showcasing the continent’s reforestation movement is heading your way

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

Murderers, BFFs, zombies and witches

Winter is well and truly here so cosy up with ‘Mare of Easttown’, ‘Friends: The Reunion’ and ‘Betty’, among others

By Kevin Kriedemann
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Alive and kicking: Currie Cup is still in the game

Super Rugby has overshadowed the competition over the past few decades, but things have improved

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Benni having the last laugh as he steers AmaZulu into Africa

Benni McCarthy has confounded his critics, guiding Usuthu to second spot and a place in the Caf Champions League

Neville Khoza
Journalist
2 min read
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Blast from the past: England bash the Boks at Loftus in first Test

Today in SA sports history: June 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE