Thursday, August 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Ignore the anti-vax brigade and focus on the vax hesitant

Not enough is being done to accelerate vaccinations, the spinoff from which will bring some of the unvaxxed on board

4 min read
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‘Anti-vaxxers who push rubbish theories are like Aids denialists’

Retired judge Edwin Cameron, using seat belts as an analogy, says jabs need to become a ‘legal norm’

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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Boucher should have been asked to step aside until his name is cleared

By not asking him to do so, the CSA board and director of cricket Graeme Smith have shown a lack of leadership

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Coupled on the tote: Trump, Zuma are thoroughbred con artists

Asking people to donate money to them shows how shameless and entitled Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump are

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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SANDF heads will roll for Cuban drugs: Modise

Parliament balks at defence department’s failure to present report on controversial purchase of Interferon

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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I’ll Ace appeal bid thanks to ANC factionalism and judicial bias: Mpofu

‘Scandalous’ attack by Magashule’s lawyer on judges also insults the president, says Ramaphosa’s counsel

By Nomahlubi Sonjica
3 min read
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Slain Fort Hare student was an anti-GBV campaigner, memorial service hears

Nosicelo Mtebeni was completing her final year of study for a law degree when she was murdered and dismembered

5 min read
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Lockdown blues batter parents – especially dads new to childcare

Study finds stronger links between active parenting and depressive symptoms in men than women

3 min read
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Bean a long time coming: Zim coffee farmers get back on the boil

Reviving Origins Programme is putting Zimbabwe coffee farming back on track after years of neglect

By Lenin Ndebele
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Soon we’ll have only the devil at work in SA

If SA cannot provide jobs for its people, it has no future

2 min read
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So many new books ... so little time

Many excellent books are being published next month, making it very difficult to choose when time is limited

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 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Afghanistan’s minerals are mouth-watering and China may be first in line

The country, rich in lithium, holds huge economic and strategic value as long as the Taliban plays its cards right

By Iain Marlow and Enda Curran
7 min read
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Vaccines don’t provide protection for as long as hoped, study reveals

Data from test results show the effectiveness of some vaccines begins to wane after four to five months

By William Schomberg
1 min read
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Coal is darkening the doorway for net-zero climate goals

Emissions need to decline by 4,4% a year, but were 5% higher in the first half of 2021 than they were last year

By Faseeh Mangi
2 min read
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Zim economy on its last legs as IMF steps in with more funding

Zimbabwe dollar has plunged since its reintroduction in 2019, while state plans to revive manufacturing, rose-farming

By Antony Sguazzin and Ray Ndlovu
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

At 80, life turns down the watts on Charlie. May he roll in peace

This is how the Rolling Stones drummer infused one of the greatest rock n roll bands with a little jazz

By Victor Coelho
4 min read

Jam to gem: all you need to know about Frank Ocean’s bling line

The ‘Super Rich Kids’ singer is taking on the world of luxury

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

If only some countries would realise that gay is OK

Netflix reimagines Turkish drama in Spain after outcry about homosexual character

By Clara Hernanz Lizarraga and Laura Millan Lombrana
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Broos almighty: Bafana’s new coach has got balls of steel

The coach is going where few have gone before to build a winning team and even if it misses Qatar, it’s the right move

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Flying Dutchman Verstappen fired up for Spa fightback

Hamilton, leading the drivers’ championship standings by eight points, is gunning for landmark 100th win

By Abhishek Takle and Alan Baldwin
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Fairy lights the way to Bok draw with Britain

Today in SA sports history: August 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE