Thursday, August 5 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Covid has robbed SA of so many human libraries of knowledge

How will we ever replace the many incredible SA educationists who were doing their best to fix a broken system?

4 min read
Sport FREE

Can someone please send Safa’s administrators packing

Year in and year out they do nothing, and now they have put the kibosh on Bafana’s chances of qualifying for Qatar

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Mabuza sets poor leadership example by seeking medical help abroad

It is troubling that the deputy president travels to Russia for treatment while SA’s health system flounders

4 min read
News FREE

It’s a first: ANC top brass to interview three Joburg mayoral candidates

The new policy has been implemented to ensure ‘proper management of democracy and assurance of quality’

By aphiwe deklerk and Kgothatso Madisa
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

He owes you nothing, nothing at all, court tells billionaire’s ex

Judge is scathing of a Durban woman’s attempt to claim millions from SA billionaire after their 2007 ‘nuptials’

5 min read
News FREE

‘If only they had just killed them’: shock after cops burnt to death

The two ‘humble’ North West officers were found dead in their patrol car after apprehending suspected goat thieves

Khanyisile Ngcobo
Story producer
3 min read
News FREE

‘Victory’ for Zuma as special plea is set to be heard in open court

Strict Covid protocols will be adhered to at August 10 hearing, rules judge

1 min read
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Piracy surge off West Africa is great news for SA boat builder

Paramount Maritime taps growth in demand for security vessels, especially in the Gulf of Guinea

By Antony Sguazzin and Paul Vecchiatto
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Let’s talk business: not only the state is corrupt

We’ve been trained in SA to draw a neat line between the state on the one hand and the private sector on the other

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Wouldn’t it be nice to have dreams like that?

Many books have come to authors in their sleep, but unlike most folk, they have the talent to turn them into reality

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 5 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Africa needs ‘unique’ – and very expensive – emissions plan

To keep pace with net-zero pledges it will have to spend billions upgrading refineries

By William Clowes
2 min read
World FREE

Extract drinking water from thin air? It can be done

Spanish engineer says his machine can condensate water from air even in the desert

By Mariano Valladolid and Jon Nazca
1 min read
World FREE

China puts freeze on frozen food, a move that could affect the world

Again the country says it has linked Covid-19 infections to food packaging, but health experts say this is unlikely

By Alfred Cang
1 min read
World FREE

Zanzibar’s sea farming women soak up perks of seaweed alternative

The use of natural sponges helps these farmers adapt to the damaging effects of climate change

By Reuters
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Drama or fashion, it’s all oversized in the new ‘Gossip Girl’

From micro trends to lifestyle staples, here is how you can adopt the show’s new fashion sensibility for your wardrobe

By Thango Ntwasa
3 min read

St Reign set to rule SA fashion industry

Nostalgia seams together a heartfelt collection through intercontinental fashion collaboration

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

Gaza’s first rock band swoops in to drum up knowledge about war

Based on its experiences, the group aims to spread a universal message about conflict by singing in English

By Nidal Al Mughrabi
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok selection for Lions decider in the spotlight

Inclusion of Cobus Reinach and Morne Steyn in the match day squad for the third Test has raised eyebrows

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Corbett launches to gold

Today in SA sports history: August 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE