Friday, July 30 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Poor Cyril, his presidency has never stood a chance

Beset by problems not of his making, crippled by indecision, it’s hard to imagine what his legacy will be

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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Springboks were hard done last week but now Rassie stands accused of ...

A battle royale was expected on the field for the Lions series but it’s become a veritable verbal slanging match off it

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Of course Pablo cost an arm and a leg – how else would a sofa walk home?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Covid-19 anti-vaxxers face being hit with increased Discovery premiums

Refusal to be vaccinated will be treated similarly to smoking or lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, says insurer

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read
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Pricks and prayers: half of SA chooses faith over jabs, says survey

Nonetheless, the rollout has amped up impressively, with SA doing better than nations like Australia and Germany

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Mass fatalities are putting Africa on brink of collapse. We need help, now

‘My social media used to be alive with wishes for happy birthdays and anniversaries. Now it is inundated with RIP’

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read
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Zuma-supporting ex-DJ takes rap for inciting violence but gets bail

So far four people have appeared in Gauteng courts on charges relating to incitement to commit public violence

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Throw the outdated baggage overboard, ANC, and all our boats will float

If the party put its differences aside and traded ideology for growth, there would be less need for crisis management

4 min read
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Looting is bad, ANC preached after taking another stolen tot

The party is trying to convince us it is a bastion of morality – as if

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Democracy decimated: can you imagine Hitler with a Twitter account?

Embrace of due process, empirical data and civilised norms is no match for the relentless march of the algorithm

6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 30 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Many things look good for Tanzania. ‘Terror’ arrest isn’t one of them

For all her moves to reverse Magufuli’s economic legacy, Hassan shows little interest in political freedom

By Fumbuka Ng'Wanakilala and Matthew Hill
6 min read
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How Delta is breaching even the most effective anti-Covid defences

Authorities in many countries, not least China, have had to rethink their vax campaigns

By Bloomberg News
4 min read
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Afghanistan set to face heavy US withdrawal symptoms

Afghan military ‘on its back foot’ and the nation remains ‘poor, aid-dependent and conflict-affected’

By Tony Capaccio
3 min read
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A chip costs a cent, but a shortage has trillion-dollar firms by the throat

It’s not the complex components but the simpler ones that have slowed down production for firms such as Apple

By Ian King
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ gets five Emmy noms and all the laughs

The HBO production’s winsome second season doubles down on the jokes and expands its cast

By Vianne Venter
4 min read

Nutters in Krugersdorp and nuts in ballet tights, streaming is on the ball

That’s what’s on offer for your weekend viewing

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

Cheers: how Netflix is putting a maligned New York area on the map

Move over Hollywood because if the streaming service has anything to do with it, Bushwick is the next big thing

By Lucas Shaw
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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I can be very dangerous‚ warns sprint star Simbine

Only American Trayvon Bromell has gone faster than Akani Simbine in the 100m this year

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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It was Clos but no cigar for SA’s butterfly legend

Chad le Clos will turn his attention to a fourth consecutive 200m butterfly crown at the Commonwealth Games next year

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE