Friday, September 10 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma has the last chuckle as SA’s laws are chucked into the trash

His release might be a godsend for Cyril Ramaphosa, but it proves all are not equal before the law in SA

6 min read
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I do declare, these political parties are having us on

If R30m is all top political parties can siphon from donors, something is definitely rotten in the state of parliament

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Stop just quoting Biko and be the man, all year round

Every year, on the anniversary of his death, devotees pay lip service to his teachings instead of acting on them

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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Bolsonaro says it’s arrest or death. Sound familiar?

The appetite among our Brics friends for a democratic order has dissipated. SA alone stands firm – barely

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Pack your bags and go: ANC fires Carl Niehaus

He has until 11am on Friday morning to collect all his belongings from the party’s Luthuli House headquarters

3 min read
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Be sports and vaccinate, students, or tertiary bodies may make life prickly

Universities and colleges are looking at ways to get them jabbed, including asking for negative Covid-19 tests

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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‘Africa must vaccinate quickly because it’s not winning the Covid battle’

As the fourth wave hits, millions of donated jabs have not arrived, with the continent down to 23% of what it had

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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Despite suffering, most Gautengers happy with state’s response to pandemic

However, Quality of Life Survey shows national, provincial and local government’s ratings have plummeted

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
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How SA’s first black free dive coach is turning the tide on history

After falling in love with the sea, Zandile Ndlovu qualified, then gave up her career to teach disadvantaged children

By Wendell Roelf
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Emoji are shameless and could use more shame

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read
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PODCAST | Life has switched off under the Taliban

Acclaimed journalist Christina Lamb talks from Kabul about the eerie atmosphere that has settled over Afghanistan

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 10 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Gatvol Moroccan voters give Islamist party the boot

In power since 2011, the party failed to tackle unemployment and corruption. It now finds itself with a mere 12 seats

By Souhail Karam
2 min read
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Roaring trade: mining unleashes tigers on locals in ‘black gold’ hub

Coal extraction has not only caused environmental harm but inadvertently created a new habitat for wildlife

By Roli Srivastava
6 min read
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A well was poisoned long before anti-Semites lied about Jews and Covid

Centuries-long theme is now morphing and adapting the ‘Zionist bioweapon’ myth for the coronavirus and internet age

By Andreas Kluth
4 min read
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Nothing. That’s what Angela Merkel is going to do when she retires

The German chancellor’s tenure comes to an end this month. Then she’ll see what comes up and may visit Africa

By Arne Delfs
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Don’t freak out, it’s just a wolfman, dwarf, an electric girl and an albino

Director Gabriele Mainetti is vying for the Venice Film Festival’s top prize with an offering about circus freaks

By Silvia Aloisi
1 min read

Offices not so magical for young staff who have forgotten how to chat there

A UK study has found that 84% of young people feel out of practice in the office, which could impact their careers

By Lizzy Burden
1 min read

Lennon would’ve loved beetling along and seeing his lyrics on a landmark

To celebrate 50 years, the lyrics to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Imagine’ have been projected onto buildings

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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SA Rugby once again shies away from tackling big issues

Rugby has perennially been slow off the mark to promote awareness. This time it’s the vaccine rollout

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Proteas’ ODI World Cup automatic qualification not looking good

Stand-in captain Keshav Maharaj concerned as SA are in uncomfortable ninth place on Super League table

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Schultz scythes through Sri Lanka’s batsmen

Today in SA sports history: September 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE