Friday, September 17 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Jessie Duarte dangles heritage carrot in front of Bo-Kaap voters

The ANC deputy secretary-general even admits it ‘sounds a bit opportunistic’

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Caught between unpopular Covid truths and winning local elections

Political parties will no doubt manipulate the pandemic’s impact to suit their own agendas

5 min read
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Every man for himself: where’s Zuma to help you now, Hlophe?

Unfortunately for the fallen ones, the former president is too busy fighting his own battles to help them

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read
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‘Selling vaccines resulted in up to 22,000 deaths’

SA sold 1.5-million AstraZeneca doses, ignoring WHO advice that they should be rolled out

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I insured them so they wouldn’t be a burden on me, says ‘killer cop’ Ndlovu

The accused hurled food and insults at photographers after the hearing was adjourned because she ‘felt unwell’

3 min read
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Vaccine hoarding fuels half-million shortfall in Africa

The WHO says high-income countries have administered 48 times more doses per person than low-income nations

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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Life after cancer: survivor to cycle 2,000km to boost research

After beating cancer a number of times, Richard Lomax is on a mission to raise funds to help others

2 min read
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Money to burn: cool R1.3m fridge sparks hot bidding war

A brightly painted Smeg fridge in Hirsch’s Cape Town Homestore has attracted a lot of interest

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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When growing vegetables to help others is unlawful, something is wrong

In this climate of unemployment and poverty, punishing people for kindness and goodwill is absurd

4 min read
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Bigger than cabbage: you reap what you sow, Tshwane

Let’s peel back the layers of tyranny in what could have been an insignificant story

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Office buzzword that reeks of cadavers — coincidence? Don’t think so

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 17 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Simone Biles tears into US Olympic Committee, FBI for sex-abuse bungle

The organisation, among others things, failed for 17 months to document the report of one of Larry Nassar’s victims

By Sarah N Lynch
4 min read
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Face it, Facebook, you need to face up to your platforms’ risks to teens

The company is accused of hiding a report on social media’s harmful effects on minors, inviting even more backlash

By Anna Edgerton
4 min read
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Australia looks to flex its nuclear muscle in Indo-Pacific region

The country is set to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

By Kirsty Needham
3 min read
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It takes more to fly a dragon than just reading the instructions

After five months of training, the first all-civilian SpaceX crew left the planet this week

By Julio-Cesar Chavez and Steve Gorman
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Dark comedy, satire and science fiction at its animated best

Adult Swim wins Emmy for ‘Primal’, ‘Robot Chicken’ is back and you can binge on ‘Rick and Morty’

By Kevin Kriedemann
3 min read

Since we’re remaking everything now, the ‘The Bodyguard’ is on its way

It was the second-biggest film at the worldwide box office in 1992 and it’s again bidding for success

By Reuters
1 min read

Listen up, people, Lady Gaga’s ‘The Icon’

The star is among People magazine’s best dressed celebs this year, with Zendaya, Viola Davis and Mindy Kaling

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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We know they’ll come at us even harder, but we’re ready: Nyakane

Prop Trevor Nyakane offers no excuses or platitudes as Boks look to bounce back against the Wallabies

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Chelsea’s title credentials face a testing fortnight

After losing in the Champions League on Tuesday, Manchester United face a tricky trip to West Ham

By Simon Evans
5 min read
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Blast from the past: McGregor powers his way to fourth K1 world title

Today in SA sports history: September 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE