Thursday, September 23 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

SA schools are killing fields and it is unacceptable

Schools can only become safe once the surrounding communities are safer

4 min read
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Attack on justice department’s IT system a ‘cyber warfare’ assault

Experts say  trend of attacks on banks, Transnet must be looked at together, especially in light of this latest incident

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Requiem for a free spirit, artist Walter Meyer

Meyer was stabbed to death in 2017. On Wednesday, his estranged wife Sophia was found guilty of his murder

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
10 min read

‘Bucket of cold water’ for state after Mining Charter court ruling

Decision, which holds the charter is a policy document, underscores principle of once empowered always empowered

By Karl Gernetzky
3 min read

There will be no Sunday Times Daily edition on the public holiday on Friday, September 24

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Baboon Scarface has met his maker

The primate is said to have been aggressive, but monitor says a firm word was enough to deter the animal

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Is the IFP’s internal politics finger-lickin’ good?

Buthelezi’s face on election posters should not be seen as undermining IFP leader Hlabisa, says the party

2 min read
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ANC met IEC deadline this time and will soon shift to choosing mayors

Jessie Duarte says the party is proud of a diverse group of candidates, 25% of whom are graduates

3 min read
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Hlophe won’t be benched until court rules on gross misconduct: JSC

The commission decided to postpone a meeting to advise President Cyril Ramaphosa on suspending the judge

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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PODCAST: Critical moment for Mavuso Msimang

If your skill isn’t on this list, you can’t come and live in SA, no matter how competent you may be

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

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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New bill a much-needed antidote to tense employer-employee relationships

Pay transparency should foster the trust needed for engagements to succeed under Companies bill

2 min read
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Facing Ntini at full tilt is something for the pros, not us mere mortals

We armchair experts may have all the right answers and advice but our elite sport stars are the real deal

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Frankly, that’s a monstrous amount of money

One of the first 500 copies of ‘Frankenstein’, printed in 1818, has broken an auction record

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 23 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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China’s Xi pledges not to build new coal-fired power projects abroad

Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart trade swipes at UN General Assembly

By Valerie Volcovici, David Brunnstrom and Michelle Nichols
4 min read
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Agree on an Afghanistan strategy, UK tells China and Russia

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has raised fears it could again be used as a training ground for Islamist militants

By William James
1 min read
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France finds EU sympathy to delay US trade talks amid submarine deal fury

Time to ‘pause and reset’ US relationship, says EU official, but any deferral would likely to be short-term

By John Follain and Alberto Nardelli
3 min read
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Mercenary hackers open a can of worms for US cybersecurity

Three men have admitted sharing critical US defence technology and secrets with the UAE government

By Bobby Ghosh
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Return our bronzes and we’ll make you better ones’

Nigerian guild says a centuries-old art form is thriving and it can give Britain better works in return for originals

By Tife Owolabi and Estelle Shirbon
2 min read

Taliban can take away freedom of dress, but designer won’t give up style

A unique approach to tradition pushes back against the now government’s oppressive ideals

By Sonia Elks
3 min read

V for vaxxed: been there, done that, got the R10k Valentino hoodie

The proceeds of the initiative, in support of jabs, will go towards the UN children’s agency

By Silvia Aloisi
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sometimes club bosses’ treatment of coaches is hard to swallow

It’s time for the Dube Birds to come clean on why head coach Brandon Truter has been placed on leave

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Good as green & gold: Faf perplexed by discipline decisions

One hundredth Test against All Blacks aside, Boks just want to ‘give their best and be a better team than last week’

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Coetzee KOs Dokes for world heavyweight title

Today in SA sports history: September 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE