Friday, July 9 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma fought the law and the law won: how the police outplayed him

Jacob Zuma has been a master spin doctor during his political career, but it all came crashing down this week

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
6 min read
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We are as much to blame as Zuma for the mess SA is in

If we do not pay attention to the quality of those we vote for, what has gone before will happen again

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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This is how Zuma’s fabled tactics failed him just when he needed them most

Were we unwilling participants in the greatest failed intelligence operation of Jacob Zuma’s career?

Emile Bosch
Multimedia journalist
8 min read
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Who would have thought ANC could steer us into unmapped territory?

After the mayhem of the past decade, it’s hard to believe the party pulled off, with quiet efficiency, Zuma’s arrest

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Over-50s are getting on the bus and going ’round to get their vaccines

Leigh Crymble’s community initiative to ferry people to get their jabs has been a godsend

5 min read
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All harm, no benefit: only result of school closures is 750,000 dropouts

Experts say Covid-19 had no impact, yet a year of learning has been lost and the dropout rate is at a 20-year high

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Western Cape hopes to reach herd immunity in four months

However, vaccine reluctance is hampering its efforts, so it is on a drive to encourage people to come forward

3 min read
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New Covid variant is spreading through Africa like a Delta in flood

Deaths on the continent have jumped by an alarming 43% in the past week

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Public servants’ unions need to wake up and smell the raises

Unions need to be realistic and accept this latest revised wage increase from government for the sake of the economy

2 min read
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Behold, all things are become newt: does regeneration loom for Zuma?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Leadership, accountability needed to pull SA hospitals from the brink

Water outages, power cuts, neglect and criminality are taking their toll on SA’s healthcare facilities

By Professor Daynia Ballot
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 9 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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The UK is reopening, the world will have to follow suit, and why not?

With most people vaccinated and the door open to reverse, now is as good a time as any, but masks would be good

By Sam Fazeli
6 min read
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Covid shipping chaos causes misery and death for thousands of livestock

‘We don’t look at animal welfare. It makes no difference if it’s 10,000 containers or 10,000 animals’: maritime official

By K Oanh Ha and Kevin Varley
10 min read
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Uganda is rejewelling its canopy one tree at a time, but it’s not enough

Experts say to achieve 24% coverage by 2040 more needs to be done to stop encroachment and deforestation

By Christopher Bendana
5 min read
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The life and suspicious death of Cachou the brown bear

Conservationists saw the six-year-old bear as a symbol of hope. Villagers saw him as a menace. Then he turned up dead

By Laura Millan Lombrana
20 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Take a journey of discovery with some jawesome sharks

Watch over 80 hours of jaw-dropping documentaries on these fascinating and often misunderstood creatures

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

Take your viewing pleasure to the max with these international shows

From ‘Normal People’ to ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Young Rock’, Showmax has July covered

By Kevin Kriedemann
7 min read

Getting lucky: writer’s winning formula leads to one-off opportunity

It’s the first time F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has trusted anyone to tell his story for the big screen

By Alan Baldwin
1 min read

Twenty-five years on, five wannabes from London are celebrating a milestone

On July 8 1996 the Spice Girls released ‘Wannabe’, a single they say changed their lives

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Empty stadiums: an eerie reminder of other dark times for SA rugby

The Georgia Test was not have been the first time the Boks have played without spectators and it won’t be the last

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Reality is ‘coming home’ as England face Italy in final

After Demark euphoria, England focus on Euro final where Italy, unbeaten in 33 games, will make formidable opponents

By Simon Evans
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Bobby Locke is SA’s first Major winner

Today in SA sports history: July 9

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE