Friday, July 16 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Conspiracy or incompetence: why were SA’s security forces so slow to react?

With violence being so obvious a danger after Zuma was jailed, those tasked to protect us have a lot to answer for

5 min read
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WhatsApp group links ANC members to looting chaos

Authorities investigate how local ANC leaders plotted attacking malls

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
6 min read
Ideas FREE

This country needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror

The ugly scenes of the past week call for earnest introspection from South Africans

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

LISTEN | We would die to save them, say taxi drivers who defended fun fair

As gunfights raged between looters and taxi operators in Vosloorus, terrified staff cowered in a ride

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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WATCH | Give them some slip: ‘They saved the whole shop with cooking oil!’

One shop rescued, but firm’s plans to build three more malls and two filling stations in KZN have been put on hold

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read
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WATCH | I couldn’t leave her behind: mom on throwing baby to safety

The video has become a symbol of the plight Durban faced this week. Here’s the terrifying story behind it

By Siyabonga Sishi
1 min read
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Provinces pass 80% for teacher jabs but some refuse to ace the test

Three provinces have already vaccinated more than four fifths of their education sectors

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

EDITORIAL | Keep the knee-jerk racism as well as the looters at bay

As people start feeling threatened, their latent prejudices come to the fore. This does no-one any good

3 min read
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Let’s not grizzle too much as we try to bear up in grisly times

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Political opinion is free for all, including entertainers

Sportsmen and artists get cut down for having a view on what is happening in the country, but it is also their vocation

By Lorato Tshenkeng
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 16 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Covid vaccine rollout chaos puts envy-of-the-world Australia down under

Its early successes meant it was slower than other nations to secure and roll out vaccines, putting it at economic risk

By Jason Scott
5 min read
World FREE

Brits can’t wait to reopen, but the ‘inevitable’ makes scientists nervous

The prime minister argues worse harm would come from keeping the economy shut than enduring an ‘exit wave’

By Natalie Thomas and Alistair Smout
3 min read
World FREE

Muslim scarves in the workplace give German courts a headache

EU court says headscarves can be banned at work under certain conditions

By Sabine Siebold and Ingrid Melander
2 min read
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Nothing to LOL about as social media fail to crack down on racist emojis

A study of tweets sent to soccer players found more than 3,000 abusive messages, 29% of them of them emojis

By Ivan Levingston
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Normal People’: an abnormally good love story

The BBC series, nominated for a 2021 Golden Globe for Best Limited Series, is now available to binge watch

By Vianne Venter
3 min read

Cannes Film Festival goes epic to make up for lost time

This year’s event was packed with more films after the pandemic rained on the parade of last year’s festival

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

No camping for Netflix as it adds buff to its content for magic points

Will the streaming service’s foray into gaming see it pwning the platform, leaving its competitors ragequitting?

By Lucas Shaw and Mark Gurman
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bring it on: the jousting between the Boks and Lions has begun

Covid-19 has put paid to the fanfare, but after Wednesday’s game at least the banter between coaches heated up

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
Sport FREE

The heat is on: underdog tag may suit Chiefs in Champs League final

Kaizer Chiefs settle down in Morocco before Champions League final showdown against Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE