Friday, July 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Poor JZ, no-one listens to him and his talking head thinks he’s a criminal

LOL. Zuma’s spokesperson, Mzwanele Manyi, says he’s not being ‘afforded the rights other criminals are afforded’

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Cyril has given his enemies just enough rope to hang themselves

President has played the political chess game to perfection and his anti-corruption agenda has started to bear fruit

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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No matter the Boks’ situation, it beats being in a pit, naked, at gunpoint

The Boks haven’t seen a pitch since 2019, but at least they won’t have to endure the debacle that was RWC 2003

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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‘My baby almost died’: mother tells of two-month-old’s battle with Covid-19

A Somerset West family has shared their story to make others aware that babies can contract the virus

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Africa has money for vaccines but no sellers

The continent aimed to get 700 million doses by the end of the year but has secured only 65 million doses so far

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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SA vaccine tech hub a boost far beyond Covid and our borders

It could ultimately tackle malaria, HIV and TB in other African countries too

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Losing a month could be like losing a finger: minister on schools reopening

Angie Motshekga wants all primary school pupils back by July 26, saying instability in the sector needs to be halted

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Holding elections will put lives at risk, says health DG

Dr Sandile Buthelezi says by the proposed election date, at current rates, SA will have vaccinated only 16 million

3 min read
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Ramaphosa off the hook, but Maimane questions ConCourt’s CR17 judgment

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane denies changing the wording of  Executive Ethics Code to implicate the president

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Mkhwebane needs a crash course in what her job entails

After another crushing defeat in the ConCourt, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane needs to take stock

2 min read
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When a phantasmic chimera in judge’s robes sweeps down, be afraid

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
2 min read
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PODCAST | A world-class challenge – saving Johannesburg

Peter Bruce talks to the freshly appointed president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Israel’s ‘vax, don’t lock down’ policy was working. Then along came Delta

Now vaccine poster-boy nation is giving jabs to kids and tightening borders as world watches to see what happens next

By Zev Chafets
4 min read
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After early Covid success, Australia is stuck in vaccine slow lane

Confusion reigns as Australia’s left hand doesn’t know what its right hand is doing on vaccine policy

By Byron Kaye
3 min read
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Finland’s Sámi face ‘cultural genocide’ as logging threatens livelihoods

A plan which could see the practice increase by 30% will see indigenous community ‘disappear as a people’

By Arthur Neslen
4 min read
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Faster, higher, sadder: Tokyo man evicted for Olympics twice in 50 years

For the 87-year-old, leaving a community where he lived for more than half a century hits harder than the last time

By Elaine Lies
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Babes Wodumo and Mampitsha’s ‘Indian love’ on full display

The new Showmax reality series ‘Uthando Lodumo’ dropped this week

By Kevin Kriedemann
4 min read

Your search for the unvarnished truth leads here

Here are shows to stream this weekend

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

Actors and fans see light as cities turn black

Fans came out in numbers this week to see ‘Black Widow’ ‘the way it should have been seen in the first place’

By Mindy Burrows
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sprinting men make SA Olympic history as women come up short

Wayde van Niekerk‚ 100m ace Akani Simbine and the men’s 4x100m relay team carry SA’s main medal hopes in Tokyo

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Scotland’s Hogg to captain Lions in opening tour match

Coach Warren Gatland impressed with Lions’ competition as he begins to tinker

By Reuters
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Mitchell steers SA to first Test win in England

Today in SA sports history: July 2

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE