Thursday, June 10 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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This is not a holiday: the right health minister is a life-and-death matter

Here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, and the tourism minister takes over the health portfolio. It beggars belief

4 min read
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Replacing Zweli with tourism minister makes perfect ANC sense

Who next for the health job? Fikile Mbalula, Blade Nzimande or dare I say Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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This is where state pension money goes: R85k for a Christmas card

Secretary does work for PIC-owned farm, but appears to be an employee at another firm

Sabelo Skiti
Investigative journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Paperwork bungle allowed Enock’s death, principal a scapegoat

Parktown head gets his job and salary back as ruling is scathing on Gauteng education department’s failings

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Sisonke trial chief springs to Fauci’s defence after rightwing attacks

But while we fight Covid-19, we should not drop the ball on HIV and tuberculosis, she cautions

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Payback time: cops might have to repay R100m robbers stole in heist

Insurers Lloyd’s of London are demanding a refund from the minister of police

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read
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The big flush: V&A Waterfront goes hi-tech to dislodge rotting fish

Expert team deployed to ‘aerate’ famous blue flag marina

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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SA can’t allow Covid politics to put lives at risk

We were already playing catch up but J&J vaccine rollout delay has us falling dangerously further behind

3 min read
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CNAche: is this really how the story ends?

The bookstore chain that brightened up my book-filled childhood is in deep trouble

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 – June 10 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Poor countries pay the cost after Covax puts all its eggs in one basket

India’s top vaccine maker has been unable to send shots overseas since April, but its problems began long before

By Chris Kay and PR Sanjai
7 min read
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Not so Fastly: why a slew of websites suddenly went offline

Content delivery platform Fastly’s hour-long outage shows internet’s reliance on a handful of tech firms

By Nate Lanxon and Jackie Davalos
5 min read
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Zoom doom: it’s not your cat you have to worry about, it’s your voice

Women’s voices on video conferencing platforms sound ‘less expressive’ and so less charismatic, studies show

By Frances Schwartzkopff
1 min read
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Holy craps: nun admits she nicked school cash to fund gambling ‘habit’

The former principal faces 40 years for squandering Catholic school’s money at casinos despite her vow of poverty

By Derek Francis
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Like to play with beauty? Try these palettes

Playgirl has ventured into colour cosmetics. Here’s all you need to know about the range, price points and payoff

By Nokubonga Thusi
4 min read

Winter puts us in the mood for Moozlie

Why hide behind boring and drab colours this winter? Here is how Moozlie brings the heat with her zany outfits

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Thulani Thuswa was a real ‘PRO’ and a joy to deal with

The former Sundowns communications manager knew the value of giving journalists what they wanted

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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SA look to Petersen to mend Test batting woes against West Indies

Proteas have got past 300 just twice in their last 19 Test innings and will be looking to improve that stat

By Nick Said
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Chester comes to the four for Boks

Today in SA sports history: June 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE