Thursday, June 17 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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For SA’s youth to get good jobs, there are two things they need

Meet two young South Africans who make my point about the value of a good basic education and hard work

4 min read
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As Gauteng nears ‘very serious’ third-wave peak, only you can slow it

Experts say people have become lax, predicting it will hit within weeks and be almost as bad as the first surge

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Joburg hospital crisis nothing short of a humanitarian disaster: doctors

Gauteng government drags its heels amid petition to reopen Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

By Gill Gifford
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I’m not moving: KZN man’s struggle for survival on isolated land

NGO fights for elderly man cut off from society, living with no running water, electricity or basic services

By Orrin Singh and Mluleki Mdletshe
6 min read
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‘Biocontrols’ are new weapons as SA intensifies war against aliens

Experts have mobilised more than 150 critters to battle invasive species and restore a natural balance

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Ocean of possibilities: SA shark study is first to have all-crypto funding

New environmentally friendly Sea Token coin puts some care into currency

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Huge methane cloud spotted above Mpumalanga’s coal fields

Two more plumes of the greenhouse gas detected nearby, but two mining giants claim to not know its source

By Paul Burkhardt and Aaron Clark
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | SA must get over Covid fatigue and take things seriously

Government seems to have learnt from its mistakes. It’s time for citizens to do the same before more people starve

3 min read
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For Muthambi and her ilk, there is but one god and it ain’t in heaven

Faith Muthambi’s sympathy for religious leaders’ lockdown complaints is another in a long line of ANC anomalies

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Celebrity book clubs have their place, but spare me Dick Cheney

There are many out there, so follow the ones that grab you or subscribe to all of them for tips

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 17 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Less controversial alternative to ivermectin could be Regen-Cov

Clinical trial provides the clearest evidence of the therapy’s effectiveness among hospitalised patients

By Alistair Smout
2 min read
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Winner, winner chicken dinner: Asian states resort to vaccine bribery

Chickens, cows, flats offered up in Southeast Asia’s vaccination lucky draws

By Juarawee Kittisilpa, Marius Zaharia and Heru Asprihanto
2 min read
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Japan’s Olympic-size LGBT let-down on eve of ‘Unity in Diversity’ Games

The country’s parliament has failed to fulfil a ruling party pledge on the passing of an LGBT-understanding law

By Isabel Reynolds
3 min read
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WTF? WWW 2B sold as NFT

Thirty years ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote 9,555 lines that changed the world and soon they’ll be up for auction

By James Tarmy
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What would Cape vineyards do without foreign cash?

Without the hard currency and dedication of foreign owners, SA would be in the vinous dark ages

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Fossil fuels are so old-fashioned

Chanel backs nonprofit that aims to attract investors to help finance projects fostering climate-resilient practices

By Michael Taylor
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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New Zealand out to end final jinx, India’s Kohli chases first ICC trophy

Inaugural WTC final looks to be a contest between India’s star-studded batting lineup and Kiwis’ versatile pace attack

By Amlan Chakraborty
4 min read
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DeChambeau-Koepka ‘feud’ adds spice to US Open at Torrey Pines

Defending champion DeChambeau and 2017 and 2018 winner Koepka have won three of the past four US Opens

By Andrew Both
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Rollercoaster ride for SA sport on this day

Today in SA sports history: June 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE