Friday, June 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Madness! 288 intern doctors are jobless while Covid wreaks havoc

Doctors, who qualified months ago, are still waiting for posts and don’t know if they’ll be paid during their internship

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read
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Alarm bells as deadly Delta variant spreads ‘aggressively’ across Africa

Hospitals across the continent are being overwhelmed in the unprecedented third wave

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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Gauteng takes virus beating, but Makhura says level 5 not on the cards

‘When you shut down Gauteng, you shut down the economy,’ he said, warning that the peak will be in two weeks

4 min read
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Seen the worst: SA swim star’s coach survives Covid hospital nightmare

Rocco Meiring witnessed the dire situation in hospitals and the sterling job medical staff are doing

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Not fair, says Mpofu of Ace’s suspension by ANC

Magashule’s counsel wants the court to declare ANC’s rule 25.70 unconstitutional

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read
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Coining it: Durban brothers vanish amid ‘R51bn’ crypto scam

Africrypt is said to be one of the most brazen scams in SA history and, if the numbers are right, one of the biggest

Giulietta Talevi
Companies editor & columnist
3 min read
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Details sketchy, but putting troops in Moz will be ‘complex, expensive’

SADC has given the green light for its Standby Force to support the country in its fight against terrorism in the north

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
3 min read
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Zim pays farmers fractional compensation, but it ‘signals commitment’

The government, which was due to pay half of the money by next month, has asked for a year-long delay

By Godfrey Marawanyika and Antony Sguazzin
1 min read
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Be a sport, sprint to Olympic pop-up museum for a hurdle into history

From Chad le Clos’s gold medal to Shaquille O’Neal’s shoe, the show offers a crash course on the Games

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | The real Covid-19 setback is our government

Anyone else would have read reports about the crisis in India two months ago and foreseen disaster coming our way

2 min read
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What’s up, doc? Are rum and cigars for Cuba’s elite not your vibe?

Nearly 300 junior doctors haven’t been posted, reports Gill Gifford, yet we are spending another R83m on the Cubans

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Holidays are nice and all, but unholy vacations stay with you

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 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Some are not even teens, yet they’re being used by jihadists to wage war

A June 4 massacre in Burkina Faso, the worst in years, was carried out mostly by children under the age of 15

By Thiam Ndiaga
1 min read
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Where an Apple a day doesn’t keep authorities away

Heartbreak in the newsroom as, after raids and arrests, Hong Kong tabloid goes to print for the last time

By James Pomfret and Jessie Pang
4 min read
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Two’s company, three’s a board Warren Buffett wants nothing to do with

The 90-year-old billionaire pulls out of his potential role as the middleman between Bill and Melinda Gates

By Katherine Chiglinsky and Sophie Alexander
5 min read
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Spears are drawn, as Britney begs for her conservatorship to end

The pop star has taken her first step to freedom, but there is still a long legal road ahead before she attains it

By Jill Serjeant
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Willy Wonka’ was our golden ticket, say stars

The film celebrates its half century next week and the stars, children when it was made, are still sweet

By Sarah Mills
2 min read

Trigger your inner story artist

It’s time to enter Triggerfish’s Netflix-sponsored skills development course, which offers Oscar-winning mentorship

By Kevin Kriedemann
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Kohli gives WTC thumbs-up but would prefer best-of-three final

Kiwi great Richard Hadlee and PM Jacinda Ardern hail ‘best ever’ New Zealand Test world champions

By Nick Mulvenney and Amlan Chakraborty
3 min read
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Star-studded Ineos Grenadiers hold key to intriguing Tour de France

May the Brest team win, as the gruelling 23-day Tour begins in Brittany on Saturday

By Julien Pretot
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Habana doubles up as Boks beat France

Today in SA sports history: June 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE