Thursday, July 15 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Poverty is not to blame for looting, a lack of values is

The breakdown of norms, rules and values happens at home and at school. Reversing it starts with us

4 min read
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SA in flames: spontaneous outbreak or insurrection?

Many reasons have been proffered for this week’s events. What evidence is there of organisers behind the scenes?

By David Everatt
6 min read
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Some signs of hope as ripple effects of riots spread

Fuel supplies and health services take a knock after days of protests and looting in KZN and Gauteng

By Sunday Times reporters
8 min read

SA FIGHTS BACK

THE HEROIC CITIZENS RESTORING ORDER TO A DEVASTATED LAND

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Meet the ‘amazing’ woman behind the cleanup bid

A young woman from Crown Mines has been hailed by thousands on social media. This is why

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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The trusted, time-tested warriors beating back against looters: grannies

Grandmothers exploit their vantage point to help save SA from the rampage

By Kim Harrisberg
4 min read
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Diepsloot residents launch door-to-door campaign to recover looted items

‘We are saying no to the barbaric behaviour of looting,’ warns Diepsloot Residents’ Association

2 min read
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‘We can’t suffer because of foolishness’: Kasi Brothers defy looters

The group banded together when they heard the early rumbles of anarchy in their township

2 min read
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LISTEN | ‘Thugs will not destroy our mall’: taxi drivers fire at looters

At least two die as the drivers defend Vosloorus mall from pillaging horde

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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We’ve united in the best of times. Now we’re uniting in the worst of times

After some dark and harrowing days, the community spirit that has risen from the embers has been heartwarming

4 min read
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We know little, but we do know the ANC is desperate to cling to power

Consider this before concluding this week’s mayhem is a result of poverty, factionalism, caution or a third force

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Bill and Hillary are blowing out thrillers, but who will do the best job?

Former US president Clinton has a ‘big, fast’ book on the shelves, but will his wife trump him at the tills?

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 15 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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He never gave up: man reunited with kidnapped son after 24-year search

Guo Gangtang’s son found after ministry of public security launched a nationwide campaign to solve cold cases

By Martin Quin Pollard
2 min read
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All jabber and no jabbing: rich nations fail the vax cooperation test

Solidarity is not just some kumbaya talk, report by London think-thank stresses

By James Paton
1 min read
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EU sets itself a huge target with a radical climate plan

The multilateral strategy will propel the bloc far ahead of other major economies with net-zero goals

By Ewa Krukowska
5 min read
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Cruising for a bruising: large liners banned from Venice lagoon

In an effort to protect Venice from over-tourism, the Italian cabinet has approved legislation to ban large cruise ships

By Chiara Albanese and Alberto Brambilla
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How space-junkie billionaires are taking fashion to new heights

Branson has Under Armour on board for spacesuits, Bezos is going casual and Musk has Hollywood big gun on call

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

All eyes were on rhinestones and now pearls are on all eyes

The reign of Euphoria’s makeup trick may be coming to an end as a new gem for embellishments takes over

By Nokubonga Thusi
2 min read

James makes space to jam in Jordan’s shoes

LeBron James is creating a new legacy in a sequel to ‘Space Jam’ by reprising Michael Jordan’s role

By Rollo Ross
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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We’re in Champions League final through hard work: Njabulo Blom

The 21-year-old midfielder has blossomed for the Amakhosi en route to Saturday’s final against Al Ahly

By Sihle Ndebele
3 min read

F1 Sprint debuts as Silverstone welcomes back the fans

There will be a maximum 29 points up for grabs this weekend at the British Grand Prix in new format

By Alan Baldwin
5 min read
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Blast from the past: HO de Villiers makes mark on Bok debut

Today in SA sports history: July 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE