Thursday, September 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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No more empty promises about Babita. SA wants the ‘real killers’ nabbed

Six men have been arrested for whistle-blower Babita Deokaran’s murder, but the true evil lies with those who hired them

4 min read
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Lindiwe Zulu must think we’re just porns in her macabre game

Social development minister’s green paper on a state-run pension fund is so grotesque, it’s downright pornographic

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Zweli Mkhize could face criminal charges relating to Digital Vibes: SIU

Among a host of issues relating to the scandal, the unit says a second bidder for the work was disqualified irregularly

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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ANC has other plans as it withdraws court plea for IEC lifeline

The party now rests its hopes on a case in the Constitutional Court to avoid ‘severe impact’ in 35 municipalities

3 min read
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SA in discussions about Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines

Sahpra says it has received applications to roll out the jabs, but they will have to pass stringent tests first

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read
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If SA wants to stop GBV, it must first address men’s anger

A clash between traditional and modern values is at the heart of much of the violence, say experts

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Under 60? Don’t blame your body for your blubber. It’s probably your fault

New study shows metabolism only slows down after 60, therefore it can’t be blamed for midlife weight gain

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | There must be a better way of renewing a driver’s licence

If the traffic department wants us to renew our licences every five years, then the system should be quick and easy

2 min read
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Do you fancy it quick or long and slow?

For various reasons, some books take longer to read than others, so why not test your speed?

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read
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Everyone but the people in charge can see the wildlife ‘barn’ is on fire

SADC leaders aren’t doing enough to keep conservation afloat during the pandemic. UN agencies aren’t helping either

By Emmanuel Koro
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Pfizer booster shots ‘do give increased protection against Delta’

A 70% to 84% reduced risk of testing positive was seen two to three weeks after a third jab, according to a study

By Jason Gale
1 min read
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New Zambian president pledges to plug black hole of debt

Hakainde Hichilema’s government is discovering Zambia’s true debt burden is much larger than envisaged

By Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi
2 min read
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Who will step in as Ethiopia’s crisis goes from bad to worse?

The worsening humanitarian disaster in the country has become harder to ignore

By Bobby Ghosh
4 min read
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Zoom blunders are hurting businesses and getting workers fired

One in four of the bosses surveyed say they have sacked someone for messing up during video-conferencing

By Matthew Boyle
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How to support your biggest organ before and after you’ve been vaxxed

If you have received your vaccine, or are planning on it, heed this expert advice on how to love the skin you’re in

By Nokubonga Thusi
4 min read

Huda Beauty has arrived in SA and this is why you should be excited

Social media’s most followed beauty brand - more than 47-million followers, to be exact - has opened in Joburg

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

It’s game on for opinions about China’s crackdown on ‘spiritual opium’

What do you think about its under-18s being barred from playing video games for more than three hours a week?

By Helen Coster
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok enforcer not finished just yet

Duane Vermeulen has not ruled out the possibility of playing at the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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He’s a keeper: new Bafana skipper craves success for national team

Ronwen Williams is hoping to get his captaincy off to a winning start against Zimbabwe

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
2 min read