Friday, July 23 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Was it a coup attempt? Did she or didn’t she? Did he or didn’t he?

The confusion emanating from SA’s security forces after last week’s mayhem is a threat to our democracy

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read
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‘Zuma faction used grievances of the poor ... and it could happen again’

Violence was well-planned and SA must come together to fix society or there will be more, warn experts

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Insurgency? Insurrection? Whatever it was, it was revolting

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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The rise and fall of showman Ngizwe Mchunu, the alleged face of #FreeZuma

How he went from DJ to promoter to social media content creator and now a suspect in a case of national importance

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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BOOK EXTRACT | There’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and then there’s this

Dr Hloni Bookholane writes about his journey in the medical profession, and what it’s really like to save a life

By Hloni Bookholane
6 min read
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Making sense of it all: Alex looters tell peace forum why they did it

The consensus was that the looting had not been about Zuma, but rather unemployment, hunger and poverty

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read
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Zulu king wants father’s marriage to second wife declared null and void

But the queen, who is disputing his ascendancy, says she is entitled to half of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s estate

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | If Cele, Dlodlo stay in their jobs, there’s no hope for us

How can citizens feel protected in their own land when those trusted with their safety behave in this fashion?

2 min read
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Roger and out: Bezos’s 10 minutes of flame was a last blast for capitalism

Billionaire straps himself to a rocket to give humanity a chance of surviving the banality of life in the internet age

5 min read
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Can someone please tell us why DD is clowning around in Russia?

If Mabuza was poisoned, he would have recovered by now, so why does he keep nipping off to that country, of all places?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 23 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Moz needs stability to get gas cash, and that won’t be any time soon

Battered government forces are in dire need of support and experts say restoring peace could take years

By Emma Rumney and David Lewis
5 min read
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Covid probably killed up to 5 million Indians, but not according to Modi

Extensive research puts the figure between 1,3 million and 4,9 million, but the prime minister says it’s 420,000

By Bibhudatta Pradhan and Archana Chaudhary
6 min read
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‘It’s not about money, but faith’: Good lord, Facebook, pull the other one

The platform is turning its attention to religious groups, but what about hate speech and misinformation, some ask

By Elizabeth Culliford
4 min read
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Croc smiles all over the place: shoe brand bites back

The company makes a ‘big statement’ with lawsuits as copycats clog the market

By Christopher Yasiejko and Todd Shields
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Emmys: predictable as ever, even though it doesn’t seem so at first glance

Voters have followed the path well-trodden, but at least they are getting diversity right

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

Will superheroes kapow Netflix or will it kick them to the kerb?

The service is facing massive competition, not least from Disney+, but is this just a glitch in its trajectory?

By Tara Lachapelle
3 min read

Big guns are getting cocky about space travel: the next frontier?

Bezos has also penetrated the space market, not too far behind Branson’s 59-minute suborbital flight two weeks ago

By Sanet Oberholzer
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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There are many reasons why the Boks have to win on Saturday

Going one nil up is crucial for confidence and momentum for the rest of the Lions series

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Shamsi: how Windies and Ireland tour has taken its toll on the squad

Proteas have been away from their homes and families for almost two months, a challenging time for them

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Prop Le Roux’s Bok career bites the dust

Today in SA sports history: July 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE