Friday, August 6 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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ANALYSIS | Jobs for pals as Cyril looks to future

Ramaphosa’s new cabinet sees his allies in most key posts as he angles to ensure he survives for a second term

Sibongakonke Shoba
Politics editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Mkhize the kingmaker came so close to the throne

Close association with Jacob Zuma did not hinder the man who played a big role in the former president’s rise

Sibongakonke Shoba
Politics editor: Sunday Times
6 min read

SA AND THE OLYMPICS

HOW TO GIVE SA A SPORTING CHANCE

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As long as we accept poor leadership, SA will drop the baton

Instead of settling for mediocrity, we need to maintain that tension between where we are and where we want to be

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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He didn’t mention arts and culture, but he’d be a better sport than Nathi

Admitting he knows zero about the arts would have made no difference to Roland Schoeman’s quest for Mthethwa’s job

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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EDITORIAL | We need less talking and more action from sports administrators

SA sport needs a complete overhaul if it wants to emulate countries like Jamaica

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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LISTEN | After 66 years, Joburg family firm destroyed by Covid and riots

The fate of the dry-cleaning business is a trope for dying businesses everywhere in SA

8 min read
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LISTEN | Sunrise for SA travel industry as foreign airlines resume flights

Rapid Covid-19 tests offered at OR Tambo International Airport

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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At last Africa’s vaccine famine is ending. Now we must play catch-up

International donors failed the continent by not supplying promised doses, but millions will start arriving this month

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read
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Want to stop future pandemics? Then curb the wildlife trade, say experts

Globalisation means that viruses from wildlife that once affected only one village can now cross the globe within days

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Want land reform that works? Fine, let’s enter new territory

Only political direction can solve the land issue, yet the project is doomed if left to politicians courting popularity

5 min read
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Take your prick: new flavour of billionaire or a chip off the old block?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Let my people go: musings on Zuluness

The Zulu image has fascinated for centuries. Here the writer digs into family lore to lament SA’s ethnic tinder box

By Bongani Madondo
18 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 6 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Ghana plans vicious LGBT+ crackdown that will undo years of progress

Bill aims to jail people just for their sexuality, as well as those who help them. If passed, all Ghanaians will suffer

By Nita Bhalla
2 min read
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Vaccine booster push in West is not only greedy but self-sabotaging

Moral question aside, shots for already vaccinated people are a highly inefficient way of controlling Covid

By Max Nisen
3 min read
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Australia throws money at Stolen Generations to ‘atone’ for the past

Prime minister says a ‘reconciliatory’ plan will support young people with education opportunities

By Jason Scott
2 min read
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Cruise control: how Venice is setting an example for the future of tourism

To mitigate climate change and Covid-19 the industry has to change, with regulation alongside reinvention needed

By Lionel Laurent
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

From Sexiest Man Alive to most powerful American? Sure, says ‘Young Rock’

Does Dwayne Johnson’s new show hint at his personal presidential aspirations?

By Vianne Venter
5 min read

From the fall of a king to the rise of the Dead, your couch is covered

Five things to stream this weekend

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

Fancy a trip without taking drugs?

Then head to your local movie house to catch ‘The Suicide Squad’ sequel, based on DC Comics characters

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Big shot New York lawyer says he has Rassie’s back

Sharks owner Marco Masotti has tweeted his support for SA’s director of rugby after misconduct charge

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Sports minister takes aim at makeup of Tokyo Olympics team

Team SA at the Olympic Games does not reflect the demographics of the country‚ says Nathi Mthethwa

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Player bags sixth Major

Today in SA sports history: August 6

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE