Thursday, August 19 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Letter of the law: Zuma lawyers launch fight-back strategy

Jacob Zuma has pleaded not guilty to all corruption charges related to the arms deal and believes he will be absolved

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
7 min read
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Cancelling schools’ October break isn’t only cruel, it’s stupid

As it ignores the real problems faced by SA schooling, the government’s crackpot idea will only make things worse

4 min read
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Can good old-fashioned TV and radio spread the word about vaccines?

A new SA report says yes, but other studies say social media is key

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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She thought her rapist would never be caught. Then she met sergeant Dlokolo

Nomsa’s scars from her ordeal are still raw, but at least the security guard who assaulted her is safely locked away

Aron Hyman
Reporter
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I am up to the job: new deputy health minister

We speak to Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who says the health department is ‘determined to make a big difference’

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
5 min read
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Hlophe to preside over election of speaker

All Covid protocols in place for national assembly vote on Thursday, with Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula expected to win

3 min read
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LISTEN | ‘I’m no coward’: Niehaus tells why he’s fighting it out in court

The MKMVA spokesperson says the charges against him are trumped up and intended to make people fearful

By Mluleki Mdletshe
3 min read
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Gogo falls between walls as she flees her family, is stuck for 14 hours

The near-blind woman spent the night wedged between two slabs of concrete before rescuers came to pry her free

4 min read
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Up in the air: low air quality has spiked in Gauteng this winter

The industrial Sebokeng in the Vaal recorded the poorest air quality this winter, followed by Jabavu in Soweto

1 min read
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Nature conservation is the only way to curb future pandemics: report

Experts say measures such as vaccines do not get to the root of risk. What we need are environmental interventions

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL |‘Highway to hell’ bus crash must force officials to act

An investigation will have little impact unless lessons are learnt more broadly

3 min read
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Hey Mr Taliban, you must think we’ve gone bananas

Let’s face it, when the Taliban argues in favour of ‘freedom of speech’, you have to ask what’s up

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Be a cheug if you must, but lay off the cauliflower

If you’re a so-last-year colouring-in book type, it’s OK, help is at hand in the form of ... a colouring-in book

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 19 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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From hero to cowering villain: the shameful fall of the Afghan president

On paper, Ghani was the perfect choice to save Afghanistan. In reality, he was clueless. Now he has fled into hiding

By Eltaf Najafizada and Archana Chaudhary
4 min read
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Taliban is pulling the wool over Biden’s eyes because it needs US aid

The terrorist group’s promises that it has changed are discredited by events on the ground

By Eli Lake
3 min read
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Twitterati can now report fake news, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be blocked

In an experiment in some regions, Twitter users’ input will be used to help identify misinformation trends

By Kurt Wagner
2 min read
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Who’s the bad guy now? Nigeria’s hyena men prize the underdog

A practice in northern Nigeria puts a spotlight on one of nature’s most maligned creatures

By Nneka Chile and Seun Sanni
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Pout and about? Let your lips do the talking

Our beauty editor’s six tips on how to perfect your lipstick

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

You like it dirty? Goblincore is the new grunge

Move over angst – fashion is taking on a dirty persona and here’s how you can rock it

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

It’s been 50 years and the music is nowhere near dying

‘American Pie’ songwriter Don McClean has made it onto Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, marking his classic's milestone

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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How smaller clubs can escape the brutal cycle that killed Celtic

The club’s sale comes just one season after Bidvest Wits were sold, so where did they go wrong?

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read
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Rumours of Ronaldo returning to Madrid are not real

Cristiano Ronaldo set to stick around at Juventus to spearhead Allegri 2.0 mission

By Peter Hall
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Boks edge All Blacks in Ellis Park try-fest

Today in SA sports history: August 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE