Thursday, July 29 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Government forks out R36bn to fund Covid and unrest relief measures

‘We have to do something. We can’t sit back, cry and be sad about it,’ says finance minister Tito Mboweni

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
5 min read
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Even as infections drop, SA’s hospital horror intensifies, say experts

ICU admissions are high, but scientists caution against premature analysis

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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There IT goes again: we need to heed the serious threat of cyber attacks

Transnet’s port and rail operations have been crippled by an IT breach creating ill-afforded backlogs

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Sport FREE

Tatjana torpedoes her way to another Olympic record

Breaststroke star Schoenmaker looks like SA’s best bet for a first gold medal at the Games

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read
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All my hopes were on him, says mom of son killed in KZN unrest

Mother is one of many families grieving after the civil unrest that plunged KZN into chaos

By Mluleki Mdletshe
4 min read
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Koo recall: none of the cans was supplied to other food manufacturers

Something like this has never happened before, says joint CEO of canning firm

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read
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Treasure trail of salons leads cops to R8m gem stash in Cape Town

A stolen watch leads to a diamond bust as police go from one salon cum pawn shop to another

Aron Hyman
Reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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UCT online school: admirable maybe. Equal opportunity? Definitely not

UCT deserves credit for its new online school, but let’s face it, it’s for the middle class, not the poor

4 min read
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I spy with my little eye ... something beginning with AU

I wouldn’t worry about the AU granting observer status to Israel. They probably have winged horses spying on us already

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Is it possible to have a favourite book of all time?

People ask this all the time and it’s difficult to answer, but there is one novel that will always be a go-to for me

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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A two-track approach to Covid-19 is what we need to save lives, says WHO

The first relates to the best use of vaccines, while the second requires people to commit to social protocols

By World Health Organisation
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 29 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Talc about ‘pulling a gun’ on your consumers and reputation

African American women have accused J&J of targeting them when it knew its powders caused ovarian cancer

By Jef Feeley
2 min read
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Well oil be damned: ex-Glencore trader guilty of Nigeria bribes

Trader Anthony Stimler wired money for payments to secure oil deals from senior government officials

By William Clowes
3 min read
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Even religion is not safe from climate change

Experts have warned of dangerously high heat levels for hajj pilgrims, ‘compromising their religion’s essence’

By Maya Gebeily
2 min read
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Why a ‘miracle’ baby has brought hope to a country in crisis

Lebanon’s George Khnaisser was born in the corridor of a hospital destroyed by last year’s Beirut port blast

By Yara Abi Nader
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Ascend Label: taking streetwear to luxurious new heights

SA designer Nicole Ncube is striving to bring the fun back into fashion

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

Maybe it’s navy or blue. Navy it’s Chanel or Dior

Fashion houses’ stamp of approval makes this shade the next must-try trend

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

No room for fakies as these skaters put their fashion goofyfeet forward

Skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics are receiving accolades for their style sense as much as their skills

By Mari Saito
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Officials under even greater scrutiny in next Test

After the debate surrounding the first Test’s crucial decisions, Kiwi ref will have his hands full on Saturday

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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‘Pressure is privilege’ for history-chasing Djokovic

Stifling conditions for tennis players cause Medvedev to ask umpire: ‘Who will take responsibility if I die?’

By Sudipto Ganguly
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Van der Burgh strikes gold

Today in SA sports history: July 29

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE