Monday, August 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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It’s time for us to decide what type of SA we want to live in

Will it be one in which the poor are used as cannon fodder by a corrupt elite or will we unite as we did in July?

4 min read
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Akani Simbine suffers SA’s Olympic curse as he ends fourth in 100m final

One of the most consistent sprinters, he is is cruelly nudged off the podium by 0.04 of a second

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Great expectations: Olympics put mental health under the spotlight

Parents, trainers and coaches benefit from a better understanding of how the brain works

Dr Ingrid Artus
Pshychologist
5 min read
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‘Like smoking’: why anti-vaxxers pay higher premiums at Discovery

Insurance is based on risk informed by data, not sentiment

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘Swagalicious’ SA Olympic kit: designers take criticism on the chin

It was a race against the clock, with many hurdles to jump, and they are ‘proud’ of their efforts

By Mluleki Mdletshe and Yasantha Naidoo
5 min read
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Strides gained in Covid equity must translate into overall health equity

Government needs to build an equitable health system that is not just a reaction to a threat or crisis, say experts

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Yarn took the yawn out of lockdown and made an entrepreneur of this teen

Using YouTube, a Durban boy has mastered the art of amigurumi to make stuffed animals he is selling online

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
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OBITUARY | Remembering Zimbabwe’s gracious, foremost first lady

Janet Banana, the wife of that country’s first president, died last week after a lifetime of devotion to her gay husband

By Lenin Ndebele
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Let the conversations begin and the torch shine brightly on them

This year’s Olympic Games have brought a number of non-sporting issues to the fore. May it continue

3 min read
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Dogs in the city: on the scent of Zimbabwe’s urban history

Harare’s canines help tell the city’s complicated story

By Innocent Dande and Sandra Swart
5 min read
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PODCAST | Reshuffle and relief: unpacking ANC’s response to the unrest

Our expert panel debates whether President Cyril Ramaphosa should reshuffle his cabinet

Mike Siluma
Sunday Times deputy editor
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Oz’s belated Covid nightmare worsens as Brisbane joins Sydney in lockdown

Australian federal government has set a 70% adult vaccine coverage target for reopening the country

By Brett Miller
2 min read
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To be on the front foot, we need to get off the Covid death data back foot

Economically, socially and morally this is crucial and it’s not hard to do

By Clara Ferreira Marques
5 min read
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Anti-vax app needles Google and Apple into action

Unjected app bills itself as a community for ‘like-minded people that support medical autonomy and free speech’

By Jackie Davalos
3 min read
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Fly me to the moon, Nasa. Be gone, Bezos

Notwithstanding an offer of free work, the Amazon billionaire has lost his bid for a Nasa landing system to Elon Musk

By Justin Bachman
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Counting sheep? Try reps: best tips for falling asleep

In addition to exercise, here are other great methods for getting some shuteye

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

In Mazda’s house of rivalry, things are pretty similar

CX-5 or CX-30? If boot space and ground clearance don’t faze you, there’s money to be saved

By Brenwin Naidu
4 min read

Want to work successfully from anywhere? Here are some tips

From exercise to duplicating spaces and the gear you need, here’s some advice on keeping your work game on

By Arianne Cohen
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Colossal Kolisi is Captain Courageous as the Boks level Lions series

Siya Kolisi and his Springboks now have the momentum going into the third and final Test

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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SA-born Sabbatini the toast of Slovakia after brave silver

Germany’s Zverev powers to men’s gold and Belarusian sprinter is frog-marched to airport for talking out of turn

By Ian Ransom, Rozanna Latiff, Karolos Grohmann and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber
4 min read
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Eye on the gold – August 2 2021

Ten of the weekend’s best Olym-pics

By Reuters
0 min read
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Blast from the past: Springboks make Nomis(take) against Australia

Today in SA sports history: August 2

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE