Friday, September 3 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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How the mighty ANC has fallen. Once it led, now it follows

It either has stopped caring for its employees, or, worse, has no clue how to gnaw its way out of its troubles

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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SA can learn lessons from China, but let’s make sure they’re the right ones

We fixate on the first-world parts of our economy, whereas it’s in the informal sector that growth potential really lies

5 min read
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PODCAST | Unpacking the ANC’s electoral candidate crisis and poverty in SA

Join Mike Siluma and the rest of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly team as it addresses these issues

Mike Siluma
Sunday Times deputy editor
1 min read
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Promising new Covid drugs are in the pipeline. Here they are

Treatments have so far been few and far between, as drug companies focus on building vaccine capacity

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Hammanskraal water not fit to drink: SAHRC

The issue has been ongoing for years, with residents now concerned the elections will further delay a resolution

4 min read
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Burying 20 or 50 people a day is not OK, says Africa CDC head

The majority of African countries, which rely on donations, will miss the target for vaccinating their most vulnerable

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Secret ballot for parliamentary vote on judge John Hlophe’s impeachment?

Speaker to consider the proposal, which some say would be unconstitutional

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
2 min read
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How the R350 special relief grant is restoring a sense of dignity in SA

Some recipients are using the money for food, while others are spending the money on education and job-hunting

3 min read
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Fury as Knysna seeks hunter to deal with baboons forced into posh suburb

Municipality assures residents it isn’t planning a cull, but opponents point out the problem is entirely humans’ fault

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | We accept doctors’ advice, so why not that of scientists?

We owe experts gratitude for their work to contain Covid-19 and we should give it to them by getting vaccinated

3 min read
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I spy with my little eye something beginning with C ... China? Codswallop?

If China were to spy on us, what on Earth would they be after, besides learning how not to run a country?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Hammer this in with a gavel: they say damages, you ask what’s the damage?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 3 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Food prices set to soar as the world runs short of workers

The massive global labour shortfall is not only curbing supplies but also pushing food prices up

By Fabiana Batista, Megan Durisin and Sybilla Gross
8 min read
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US shot down advice on Afghanistan and didn’t learn from Iraq

Since 2010 US Congress creation Sigar has been voicing concerns about the country’s role there. Now it’s too late

By Ruth Pollard
5 min read
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Fears and jeers as Texas enacts brutal new anti-abortion law

Some doctors were in tears as they helped women terminate their pregnancies before the clock struck midnight

By Laurel Calkins
3 min read
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YouTube Music builds up a head of stream

The free video site now operates the world’s fastest-growing paid music service with more than 50-million subscribers

By Lucas Shaw
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Has ‘Prime Suspect’ aged as well as Helen Mirren?

The seminal series still convinces in its examination of women fighting to succeed in male-dominated worlds

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

If truth be told, you might want to trade the Cold War for modern love

Five things to stream this weekend

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

‘Today we lost a part of Greece’s soul’: ‘Zorba the Greek’ composer dies

Mikis Theodorakis, who used his music to foster political awareness and was tortured for doing so, has died aged 96

By Michele Kambas and George Georgiopoulos
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok brotherhood is stronger than Super Rugby preparation

The Springboks proved in the Lions series that lack of preparation time will not affect their performances on the field

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Verstappen’s Orange Army ready to party at Zandvoort

The last Dutch Grand Prix was held back in 1985, won by Niki Lauda in a McLaren

By Alan Baldwin
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Geffin kicks Boks to victory over All Blacks

Today in SA sports history: September 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE