Thursday, June 24 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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There is much to rant about now, but let’s focus on kindness

This harsh pandemic reality will pass. In the meantime, a little decency will go a long way in consoling each other

4 min read
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ANALYSIS | The rise and fall of Gigaba: will Gupta links be the final nail?

Getting into bed with the Indian family dimmed the former ANCYL president’s once bright political future

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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For Piet’s sake don’t apologise, you get 10/10 for your Ramped(i) up story

Piet Rampedi’s naivety helped give birth to the mother of all fake news stories

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Gauteng is ‘on fire’, but it’s too late to lock it down, say experts

Gauteng premier David Makhura is due to outline the province’s Covid-19 requirements on Thursday

4 min read
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Bare-faced lies: ‘I forgot it’, ‘I don’t get sick – it’s the weed I smoke’

These were just some of the excuses from Johannesburg residents when asked why they weren’t wearing masks

4 min read
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OBITUARY | Local is lekker. Now for the other side to dazzle Peter Feldman

The arts community has been stunned and saddened to hear of the sudden death of the beloved showbiz journalist

By Tat Wolfen
5 min read
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Enough is enough, say moms of violence-gripped Durban suburb

Wentworth mothers are on a mission to tackle the drugs and gang-related violence plaguing their lives

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | With R26bn in the hole, SA deserves better from its leaders

Instead of improving, irregular expenditure at municipalities in the 2019/20 financial year has got worse

2 min read
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Billionaire Bill’s reading lists are bang on the money

Bring back 2018, 2019 and 2020 because if Gates’s 2021 suggestions are anything to go by we are in big trouble

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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Freedom of expression is wasted on Rampedi and his propagandist ilk

Just as the third wave hit Gauteng, we got distracted by a dud of a story

By Mahlodi Sam Muofhe
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 24 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Millennials drive demand as the world plugs in to electric vehicles

Experts predict that by 2045 sales of non-EV rides will drop to less than 1% of the global car market

By Brett Haensel and Keith Naughton
2 min read
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Hungary’s ‘shameful’ anti-LGBTQ stance could see its finances curtailed

EU ponders pulling funding from the country after it passes a law banning ‘homosexual’ content for children

By Katharina Rosskopf and Nikos Chrysoloras
1 min read
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These families wanted a village, so they built their own

A new co-housing development in Madrid aims to serve as a model, where impromptu gatherings are by design

By Miriam Foley
9 min read
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Super day for the Vatican as hero spins his way in and masks Pope Francis

An unlikely character was among VIPs at the pontiff’s general audience on Wednesday, but he deserved to be

By Philip Pullella
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What’s beauty without Cruella?

Brilliant, bad and a little bit mad – Disney’s favourite villain, Cruella De Vil, serves as your next beauty inspiration

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

Fashions fade, but style icons are eternal

We take a walk down the runway’s memory lane to revisit idols the industry has honoured

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

Jean whizz, this is how designers are tackling the denim eco disaster

Sustainable, cost-effective and quick indigo dyeing may hold the key to fashion’s future

By Virginia Postrel
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Want to beat Wydad, Chiefs? Then this is how to do it

The stats from their last outing say it all, so Amakhosi best not take to the pitch with the same game plan in mind

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Tokyo 2020 bans booze, high-fives and autograph hunting

A month to go before the opening of Tokyo Olympics, as organisers vow to put on ‘safe and secure’ Games

By Sakura Murakami and Tetsushi Kajimoto
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Stransky drops Boks to 1995 World Cup glory

Today in SA sports history: June 24

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE