Monday, September 20 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Voter turnout will be key in upcoming local elections

Past polls are telling when it comes to the number of registered voters and those who actually made their mark

4 min read
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BOOK EXTRACT | Boet, did you watch this thing?: Gordhan to Jonas on axing

Sunday Times Daily is the first to run an extract from ‘Joining the Dots: An unauthorised biography of Pravin Gordhan’

By Jonathan Ancer and Chris Whitfield
8 min read
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‘New ball game’: forces tread dangerous ground in Mozambique

Landmines and IEDs are now being used by insurgents, ‘changing the course of the conflict’

By Erika Gibson
4 min read
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Serial killer or murderer? If convicted, which will Nomia Ndlovu be?

Experts weigh in on the possible classification for the former cop if she is found guilty

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Predatory women teachers are becoming more brazen

With sexual misconduct lurking in our schools, some parents are bribed for their silence with cash and groceries

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Fogol fear: Nkandla’s MKMVA watchmen await Zuma’s return

Those outside the former president’s compound say they will not abandon their posts

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read
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Big African cities with international travel links worst hit by Covid-19

The countries thought to be at the highest risk from coronavirus had the lowest levels of restrictions and bans

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Earning their stripes: conservationists hope to boost zebra numbers in Zim

Challenging transfer of 223 animals to Matusadona National Park a push for them and wildlife tourism

By Sharon Mazingaizo
2 min read
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PODCAST | Elections: unpacking political violence and Covid-19’s impact

The former has raised its head, while a new plague of undercover campaigning has begun at vax sites

By Mike Siluma, Paige Muller and Nonkululeko Njilo
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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The state capture inquiry has been expensive, but important

The commission has done great work in exposing the scale of corruption. Let it complete its work

3 min read
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Women in hard hats should not be a novelty

Only 12% of engineers in SA are women, which must be the result of something more complex than skills

By Bongani Dladla
3 min read
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SA’s excess deaths: what is known and where the gaps are

Health department numbers reflect those known to have died and positive cases, but miss many fatalities

By Ina Skosana
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 20 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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US nears deal for 500-million Pfizer doses to donate to poorer countries

The news comes on the back of the country being criticised for hoarding jabs while less wealthy countries suffer

By Drew Armstrong and Josh Wingrove
1 min read
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Iran hits the road with Russia and China

The country has joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, established to counter Western influence in Asia

By Reuters
1 min read
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Hong Kong opposition trade union group to disband amid crackdowns

The organisation joins a number of others as Beijing plays hardball

By Pak Yiu
1 min read
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Astro-tourism has lift-off as SpaceX crews splashes down safely

The capsule with the world’s first all-civilian orbital crew returned at the weekend after a three-day flight

By Steve Gorman
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Maverick alert! Ford’s Mustang Mach 1 is for you

Stealthy paintwork, a rowdier V8 and cool factor to boot

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

What exercise gives me the most bang for my buck?

With any workout you choose, the most important thing is doing it correctly

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Hair-raising feats: Guinness World Records unveils its stars

The record-breakers include the dog with the longest ears, the world’s tallest teenager and skipping braids

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bafana starlet Brooks leads the way for a galaxy of new, young stars

TS Galaxy’s 20-year-old midfielder Ethan Brooks is revelling in the chance to play on the international stage

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read
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Error-prone Boks have their backs against the wall after Wallabies loss

‘We were outplayed in all areas,’ says coach Nienaber, who apologised to supporters for poor display

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Parkin torpedoes his way to SA Olympic history

Today in SA sports history: September 20

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE