Thursday, July 1 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Let the Zuma judgment be the first of many to cancel corruption

Let it also be a lesson for children that impunity has no place in democracy, with accountability key to their futures

4 min read
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Zuma likely to get special treatment in jail, say prison and legal experts

He’ll be eligible for parole after a quarter of his sentence, meaning he’ll be behind bars for under 150 days

2 min read
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Government did listen to science and was right to ditch AstraZeneca

As the experience of Beta variant-besieged nations that stuck with AZ shows, SA had a narrow escape, says top advisor

By Barry Schoub
5 min read
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When you’re that shape-shifting creature whose greatest fear is fear

This is how four members of a Durban family overcame their dread after being struck down by Covid-19

Yasantha Naidoo
Durban bureau chief
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Well, there goes the TVET colleges plan

Massive budgetary cuts will see enrolment at TVET colleges drop by almost 139,000 over three years

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Chicken is giving inflation wings, warn analysts

The rising maize price is making chicken feed more expensive as the industry reels from an annual 12.5% fall in sales

Ruan Jooste
Senior reporter
3 min read
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SA moms face high food prices and the nutritional cost that follows

Report warns that the lack of healthy food has removed an important line of defence against Covid-19

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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The pandemic has exposed what women need. Now it’s time to act

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of UN Women and Melinda Gates hold a high-level summit to discuss women’s agenda

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
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Going to Zim? Then be ready to pay R18,000 for quarantine and Covid tests

Concern about the Alpha and Delta variants has seen the country crack down on visitors and citizens

By Lenin Ndebele
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Talk is cheap but food isn’t. Government must come to the table

As unemployment numbers, inflation and food prices skyrocket, making ends meet has become increasingly difficult

2 min read
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Life getting you down? Pick yourself up with these new titles

If the prior novels of these authors or reviews of their latest offerings are anything to go by, it should be easy

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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The choices! Will it be Burj Khalifa, Red Square or a hole in one to ICU?

Sir, our offerings won’t leave your comrades in a pickle or SA unsettled, so choose one pronto as time’s running out

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Farmers’ app delivers a sunny forecast for Kenyan crop yields

Agri-tech apps help small-scale farmers build climate change resilience and weather the Covid-19 storm

By Wesley Langat
5 min read
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Phuket is open for business, but Thais say paradise is lost

Thailand will start welcoming tourists from Thursday, but locals don’t have much hope for their struggling economy

By Jiraporn Kuhakan
1 min read
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Sea otters more lovable than ever as they do their bit to save the planet

Off California, sea otters feast on urchins, helping keep the overgrazing of vital ocean forests in check

By Nathan Frandino
2 min read
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Musk’s satellite internet on its way, to reach half a million in a year

SpaceX is trying to offer broadband to as much as 5% of the world’s population where conventional networks can’t reach

By Thomas Seal
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

If you’re queer, with ‘skeletons’ in your closet, listen up

This is how a Joburg man is using fashion to unite the queer community and make a difference to those in need

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

Whatever floats your Botox: five top post-lockdown procedures

We ask Dr Alek Nikolic, a renowned specialist in aesthetic medicine, about the most popular post-lockdown procedures

By Nokubonga Thusi
4 min read

Pick n paint: creatives collaborate with clothing chain

Gavin Rajah returns as the mentor for this year’s designers

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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It’s been an eventful week, especially for football

Unfortunately we’ve also had to lay some sporting stalwarts to rest, such as Goolam Rajah and Cyril Kobus

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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First there was Os, then Beast, now here comes Ox for the Boks

Ox Nché happily bears the burden of the No.1 jersey that belonged to the two Bok legends and World Cup winners

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Scheckter stays ahead of the chasing F1 pack

Today in SA sports history: July 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE