Friday, October 1 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Level one at last, but at what risk as polls loom?

To accelerate a return to normality, Ramaphosa also announces ramped-up vaccine drive

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
5 min read
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SA voters know the times they are a-changin’, albeit slowly

The ANC’s chances of victory at the polls are good because it is not the only party facing challenges

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read
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Not very smart to let our towns and cities die a painful death

Before it builds its utopia, perhaps the ANC should give some thought to the dystopias SA’s existing cities have become

5 min read
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No service, just vibes: forget delivery and pray for deliverance

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Soul-searching Boks look to hunt again, but need to alter their DNA

Instead of clinging to strategy, the team needs to focus on and adapt to what’s happening on the field

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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CUT vice-chancellor leaves before end of contract

Henk de Jager, whose handling of sexual complaint led to disciplinary hearing, says he is ‘not running away’

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Digital Vibes scandal creates vacancy headache for health minister

Phaahla worried about the impact on the fight against Covid-19, the jabs programme and the morale of employees

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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ActionSA in ‘tailspin’ as candidates omitted from IEC lists

IEC bungle caused the error, as poll suggests the party will give the ANC a run for its money

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read
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Grave injustice: a family member could secretly be preparing your funeral

They don’t, though, necessarily have the sinister motive that is alleged in the trial of Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read
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They’re all squawk: parrots have the human touch but not the perception

New Zealand’s kea parrots can use touchscreen but cannot tell real and virtual worlds apart, study shows

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Good vibes aside, when the bad outweighs the good heads must roll

Ramaphosa should be condemning Mkhize, not defending him because he did a good job managing Covid-19

4 min read
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No-go zones have no place in a democratic society

IEC must come down hard on parties that refuse to allow others to campaign in what they see as their areas

4 min read
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I get that sinking feeling when Cyril says he’s turning the ANC around

Paying tribute to Zweli Mkhize amid an anti-corruption campaign was a gaffe of Titanic proportions by Ramaphosa

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 1 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Boris over boring: Labour faces uphill battle against ‘one of the lads’

The fuel crisis signals a need for an opponent to challenge Johnson, whose promises are starting to look a bit shaky

By Emily Ashton
5 min read
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‘Don’t remove slave owner, retain and explain him’

A report suggests a statue of William Beckford remain in London’s Guildhall, despite earlier agreement to remove it

By Huw Jones
1 min read
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Birds of a feather are disappearing together in the US

Ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 other species including fish and a bat declared extinct in the US

By Augusta Saraiva
1 min read
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Irm(a)gard, I’m not sticking around for this at my age

A 96-year-old ‘Nazi’ is on the run after being accused of involvement in 11,412 murders during World War 2

By Thomas Escritt
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How do you revisit a classic 1990s Mafia series?

Cast James Gandolfini’s son in a movie prequel of ‘The Sopranos’, as the character his father played

By Jill Serjeant
2 min read

No-doodling Google adds oodles of search features

In May the company announced AI advances. They are now being unveiled in its bid to up its e-commerce game

By Paresh Dave
1 min read

I’m on cloud nine, so hit me, baby, one more time

A judge has removed Britney Spears’s father from oversight of her $60m estate

By Lisa Richwine
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Stop the insanity: out with the old and in with the new I say

Why Bafana coach Hugo Broos must be applauded for dropping Sundowns’ Zwane and Pirates’ Hlatshwayo

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Wounded Manchester City look to refocus at Anfield

Before Liverpool and City lock horns, several sides have the chance to top the table on Saturday

By MARTYN HERMAN
5 min read
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Blast from the past: Steyn single-handedly kicks Boks to victory

Today in SA sports history: October 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE