Friday, June 18 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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PRAVIN GORDHAN | Jabu Mabuza had the flair and courage SA needed

He was a businessman with a deep love for SA and a passion to contribute towards its development

By Pravin Gordhan
4 min read
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OPINION | Haibo, three more months? Zondo inquiry cannot go on forever

It is high time the state capture commission concludes its work and hands the baton to law enforcement

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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Flip-flop Malema is back and it’s good to see he hasn’t lost his mojo

Last week he was protecting lives, this week he wants superspreaders. But hey, what’s amiss with hypocrisy?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Victory for couple who refused sperm donor access to child he ‘fathered’

The man applied for contact based on his bond with the child because sperm donors don’t have biological rights

4 min read
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Gracious in defeat, Kenneth Kaunda succumbs to pneumonia at 97

A major figure in the fight for majority rule, the former leader, who left power peacefully, has strummed his last tune

By Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi
3 min read
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Covid variants spread across Africa at a rapid rate as third wave ramps up

In light of this, Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong welcomes the G7 promise of at least a billion vaccines

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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Sex-pest doctor loses ConCourt reinstatement bid, has R1m payout slashed

The court upholds earlier rulings and reduces his compensation to a third, saying it was ‘entirely too generous’

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | SA youth learn the lessons of corruption the hard way

Young people have become victims of PPE graft, state capture and empty state coffers

2 min read
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OBITUARY | Jabu Mabuza leaves an indelible mark on SA’s heart

He taught me that if we wait for someone else to fix things, we are doomed to further despair, writes Bonang Mohale

By Bonang Mohale
4 min read
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Few could resist my mother and fewer got away with ‘less’

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 – June 18 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Arrests rattle Hong Kong as China sets its sights on journos

The city’s press freedom takes another blow as the state steps up its attack

By Iain Marlow, Kari Lindberg and Natalie Lung
5 min read
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CoronaVac fails to protect Indonesian health workers from Covid

Dozens are in hospital as Central Java battles new variant, bed occupancy rates rocket and virus fatigue sets in

By Kate Lamb, Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Stanley Widianto
3 min read
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Covid ‘long haulers’ head for Swiss Magic Mountain to recover

Former TB clinics and sanatoria quick to cash in on Covid in-patient treatment in Alpine settings

By John Miller
4 min read
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The end of ‘America’s original sin’ has its day

US congress has declared ‘Juneteenth’, which marks the anniversary of the abolishment of slavery, a federal holiday

By Jarrell Dillard
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

There is no one like Danai Gurira

The multi-award-winning ‘Walking Dead’ actress is now, with Africa at heart, working with ABC Studios

By Kevin Kriedemann
6 min read

Awaken to chillers, then head for the USSR

Whether you have 100 minutes or five hours, here are some streaming suggestions

Tymon Smith
Features writer, film and series reviewer
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Hoddle expects open and feisty clash between England and Scotland

The world’s oldest international fixture promises to be another humdinger at Wembley

By Martyn Herman
2 min read
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Nadal pulls out of Wimbledon and Olympics to prolong career

Meanwhile, Wimbledon organisers have contacted world No.2 Naomi Osaka over media operations

By Reuters
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Unflappable Goosen wins the first of two US Opens

Today in SA sports history: June 18

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE