Monday, September 13 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Upcoming local elections will test SA’s democratic foundations

In the run-up to the November polls, the IEC and Constitutional Court’s resolve will be severely tested

4 min read
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Vaccine passport on the cards as Ramaphosa moves SA to level 2

The president loosened some restrictions and implored South Africans to spread the vaccine message

3 min read
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Gift of the Givers sets standard for relief organisations

Nothing prevents GOTG founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman from succeeding in his mission: ‘he’s a man with a plan’

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Hail of bullets: where rounds go when fired into the sky

Celebratory gunfire may be blast for those pulling the trigger, but it can and has resulted in death

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Universities spell out their plans for exams

A Sunday Times Daily survey has found that institutions are using different approaches to year-end exams

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Jewels among squalor and rubble: developers’ ambitious plans for Joburg CBD

The inner city is undergoing a fascinating revamp as private investors reimagine its potential

By Anna Cox and Gill Gifford
7 min read
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Collaboration key as NPOs do more with less for struggling South Africans

Pandemic teaches cash-strapped organisations how to survive with few resources as demand grows

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Zim changes tack in its Israel-Palestine diplomatic relations

Despite historical ties with Israel, Zimbabwe has seemingly decided to throw its lot in with Sadc and support Palestine

By Lenin Ndebele
2 min read
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PODCAST | What bitcoin’s plunge means for investors

Marius Reitz, GM for Africa at cryptocurrency exchange Luno, discusses the recent market crash

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Vax rewards, not penalties, will achieve more

With the vaccine rollout starting to stutter, the way in which we engage people to come on board will be vital

3 min read
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‘Many who took part in looting feel guilty’

Some people have lost livelihoods, others have to travel far to get to jobs that remain and to unaffected malls to shop

By Chris Makhaye
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 13 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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‘Americans were in our country for 20 years for their own benefit’

On 9/11 anniversary, some Afghans blame departed US forces for their woes as they hail the Taliban

By Alasdair Pal
2 min read
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German Social Democrats’ lead over Merkel bloc widens to record

Climate change and retirement benefits ranked as the top election themes among potential voters

By Tony Czuczka
1 min read
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Boris forges a pivotal tax path away from Brexiteers’ Singapore dream

Johnson’s radical move is a defining moment for the Conservative Party and a blow to free-market cheerleaders

By bloomberg.com
5 min read
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Is the British royal family destined for the mantel(piece) of history?

According to Hilary Mantel, the answer is yes. In fact, it could be gone in two generations, says the novelist

By Guy Faulconbridge
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Hybrid Lexus IS offers real-world benefits, but not much go

And it’s a little pricier than its rivals

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Roaring success: film about illegal abortion wins film fest’s Golden Lion

The 11-day movie marathon comes to an end as critics call the lineup one of the best in years

By Silvia Aloisi
2 min read

Tour guide unlocks ‘real’ Hong Kong, with drag shows and refugee tales

Michael Tsang’s itinerary aims to connect people and is nothing like the typical shopping and foodie trips

By Joyce Zhou
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Guardiola put the pep into the false nine position with Messi

Three of SA’s top coaches agree it was the former Barca coach who perfected the position with Lionel Messi

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Raducanu, Fernandez mark depth of women’s game, signal enticing future

Two unseeded teens faced off in the US Open final, ushering in what is hoped to be a bold new era in women’s tennis

By Sudipto Ganguly
5 min read
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Blast from the past: Mitchell tames Tony ‘The Tiger’ Lopez in Sacramento

Today in SA sports history: September 13

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE