Friday, October 8 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Let the people’s voice be heard when councils get that spending feeling

The R15m sports facility is  just another example of ANC profligacy gone mad

5 min read
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SA’s local elections: when spoilt for choice equates to slim pickings

Voters face the dilemma of choosing between the DA’s racism and the ANC’s corruption in municipal polls on November 1

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

Premature e-vax certificate glitch could have been avoided: tech experts

Where did the government go wrong with its online system?

3 min read

Make a plan, Joburg, or you’ll become an illegal building site with no gold

City’s planning mess is putting pressure on infrastructure and rates collection as buildings go ahead without plans

By Anna Cox
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Durban and Coastal Mental Health was ‘captured’, says investigator

KZN’s oldest and largest NPO is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for the first time in its 80-year history

7 min read
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Do not show your face at a football game if you’re not vaxxed: Safa

On Friday, the health department and Safa will give details of pilot project for spectators for Tuesday’s Bafana game

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Pfizer protection halves in six months but still keeps you out of hospital

Findings underline the need for more research into booster shots, say researchers

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘Offensive’ blogger jailed for six months without internet access

After years of ‘harassment’, a Knysna woman and her wife have been freed from ‘activist’ Michael Hampton

5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | R15m stadium is yet another monument to wasteful expenditure

The squandering of taxpayers’ money is endemic to municipalities and South Africans are sick of it

3 min read

In the pursuit of truth we should be abuzz about the malaria vaccine

With the lunatic fringe taking up so much air time, this scientific breakthrough has slipped by almost unnoticed

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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So so-and-so walked into a bar before opening time. So what?

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 – October 8 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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New hope for Africa as WHO green-lights first malaria vaccine

The shot is the first to prove safe and effective in a large trial and could save hundreds of thousands of lives

By James Paton and Joel Leon
2 min read
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Facebook needs to take a long, hard look at itself

Former product manager Frances Haugen’s four steps to fix Facebook are the straightforward guidance lawmakers need

By Parmy Olson and Tae Kim
5 min read
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Reinvention of the wheel: Nigerian turns tyres into ‘black gold’

Shrewd businesswoman now has a workforce of 128 to make in-demand products out of rubber rubbish

By Fikayo Owoeye and Seun Sanni
1 min read
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Expelled Korean trans soldier wins her battle ... but too late for her

Woman kills herself before court could overrule army’s declaration of her as ‘disabled’ for having gender reassignment

By Sangmi Cha
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Egypt’s film heyday is alive and well in this collector’s hands, for now

Makram Salama has collected thousands of items tracing the industry, but is now worried about their fate

By Amr Abdallah Dalsh
1 min read

‘It’s an absolute honour to be walked all over in Hollywood’

He’s said goodbye to Bond, now it’s hello Walk of Fame star for Daniel Craig

By Jill Serjeant
1 min read

Love Winnie-the-Pooh and have a bar to spare? You could own his bridge

The bridge in AA Milne’s books, on which his son played, is expected to fetch up to R1,2m at auction

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Only time will tell whether going north was a wise move

If we’re not careful SA’s teams won’t just lose matches in the United Rugby Championship, but top players too

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Ethiopia won’t be taken lightly, promises Bafana captain

Goalkeeper Ronwen Williams says he’s never experienced such a positive, upbeat national squad

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Rabada blitzes Bangladesh in Bloem

Today in SA sports history: October 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE