Thursday, July 22 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Mr President, axe the ‘deplorables’ and prosecute state looters

Then, let’s all learn a lesson from the Muslims, who quietly demonstrated how to be human after last week’s mayhem

4 min read
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It’s a spooky business, but not if it involves our ‘agents’

If Rwanda did spy on Cyril Ramaphosa it’s sure to have done a better job than our spies do and we need to know why

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Pay our salaries and pensions or we’ll take criminal action, say ANC staff

Sick of not getting the money due to the them, the ruling party’s employees have vowed to take a tough line

By Kgothatso Madisa and Andisiwe Makinana
4 min read
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LISTEN | Insurgency or criminality? The ANC’s divided response explained

The party’s top players are not singing from the same hymn book, and this has created confusion within SA

By Paige Muller
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Just postpone the elections? It’s not that easy

Prudence dictates that the local government polls be postponed, but the law and the DA say otherwise

5 min read
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UCT breaks new ground with ‘shackle-breaking’ online high school

It has taken nine months to set up ‘the most affordable private school in SA’, which also offers a free component

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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NSFAS searches for a way out of its funding house of mirrors

The scheme is correcting issues with students ‘in the category of registration data nonconformities’

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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‘Flight risk’ ex-DJ joins three others in court for inciting violence

Former Ukhozi FM presenter reportedly boarded a private jet after hearing of his imminent arrest, claims NPA

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Now for orgy of legal claims: lawyers help businesses take on the state

Attorneys respond to SA’s failure in its constitutional obligations to protect the stores that were looted

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | For SA’s sake, IEC must heed Moseneke and delay local polls

Local government in dire need of an overhaul but elections, as seen in US, have potential to increase Covid deaths

3 min read
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Margaret Mitchell, Leo Tolstoy, Marian Keyes or DIY?

It’s a tough one, but which book would you bag if asked to choose? And please don’t say the latter

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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As much as Jacob Zuma is on trial, so is Cyril Ramaphosa

Faced with ongoing challenges, local elections look set to be a referendum on the president’s tenure

By Bobby Ghosh
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 22 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Researchers sceptical about J&J jab’s ability to guard against Delta

They say it produced lower levels of antibodies against the strain compared with others, but J&J disputes this

By Robert Langreth
1 min read
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Economy without Google or Zoom? Maybe. Covid without them? Unimaginable

Some say digital services add nothing to the real economy, but they were undeniably an insurance policy for disaster

By Noah Smith
5 min read
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Want us back at the office full-time? Then show us the money, say Brits

Only 17% of UK workers want to return to daily commuting, with 43% saying they would do so for a cash incentive

By Eamon Akil Farhat
1 min read
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Big tobacco set to divide and conquer smoke-free revolution

Tobacco giants are increasingly looking at healthier alternatives to cigarettes

By Corinne Gretler
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Fashion school: Pyer Moss reinvents black history on the runway

For its debut show, the house gives credit to African American inventors of everyday objects we take for granted

Thango Ntwasa
Journalist
3 min read

Telfar to Converse is a leap – for a slam dunk!

Basketball gets a unisex twist with the latest fashion collaboration

Thango Ntwasa
Journalist
1 min read

Burberry needs to bag a smooth transition to keep its hand steady

The label is seeing an uptick, which could be stymied if it doesn’t find a CEO who continues what Gobbetti started

By Andrea Felsted
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Miracle man Jones to captain Lions in first Test

Ali Price named ahead of Conor Murray at scrumhalf and Dan Biggar gets the nod at flyhalf ahead of Owen Farrell

By Nick Said
2 min read
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Former coach backs Dube to excel at Kaizer Chiefs

Amakhosi have made a slew of new signings including former Richards Bay leftback Austin Dube

Neville Khoza
Journalist
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Amla definitely doesn’t make a hash of it

Today in SA sports history: July 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE