Thursday, October 21 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

SA must recapture universities from unethical councils

Replacing one with another isn’t enough. Rigorous criteria that insist on unquestionable track records are needed

4 min read
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Adolescents getting jabbed could be ‘wake-up call’ for elders: top prof

They also don’t need consent, but so what? ‘They make many important decisions without  parents every day’

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Excited youngsters give SA’s vaccine rollout a shot in the arm

Delight from children and parents as Covid-19 vaccinations for 12- to 17-year-olds gets under way

6 min read
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Pfizer jab lowers infection risk by 93% in teens, Israelis find

Three-month study confirms Pfizer’s effectiveness against the deadly Delta variant

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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No mayor picks named to avoid divisions: Mabuza

Asked if people should know who they’re voting for, he said the important thing is for them to vote for ANC

4 min read
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Pretoria ‘beach’ owners sink plans for hotel, despite R3m planning costs

Pressure from homeowners’ association sees Blyde Riverwalk development return to core family, security values

3 min read
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Autopsy report and witness chats a comfort for grieving Otto family

Loved ones hear a first-hand account from one of the passengers who was in the taxi as it crashed into cyclists

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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Blame it on the air quality if you’re not performing in the office

A new study suggests that poor indoor air quality affects health and productivity significantly

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Your dream retirement: sleep enough to stay sharp as you age

Research among the elderly proves that slumber affects how your mind works

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Zweli poor show: Mkhize’s SIU rebuke proves it’s good SA is rid of him

In trying to discredit the unit, the former minister plays the victim, avoids issues and throws family under the bus

3 min read
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Have Netflix and Roald Dahl company missed a beat?

The two are focusing on his children’s stories. Perhaps they should have set their sights on his adult offerings

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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Out of Covid chaos comes opportunity

Now is the time for stakeholders to unite in support of businesses, upskill employees and include the unemployed

By Patrick Buthelezi
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 21 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

1 min read
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Nigeria’s cop brutality rages on, as civilians ask when will it end?

A year after Lagos bloodshed, Nigerians say promises of police reform have proved to be hollow

By Libby George and Nneka Chile
2 min read
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Facebook must face the laws of this universe before building a ‘metaverse’

Zuckerberg has bigger problems to deal with right now

By Parmy Olson
4 min read
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Singapore is now the Oppenheimers’ best friend

They join other super-rich families in opening offices there, hoping to tap in to lucrative Asian markets

By Ben Stupples
2 min read
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Elon Musk’s wealth is going where no man’s has gone before

The worth of the world’s soon-to-be first trillionaire is soaring, with Tesla on Monday boosting it by R98bn

By Devon Pendleton
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

More Riri for your hair: beauty trends make a mark at Savage X Fenty show

While others had their eyes locked on the daring lingerie pieces, we only had eyes for the makeup and hairdos

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
2 min read

It’s hair today, gone tomorrow for this daring ’do

Indian siblings are turning heads with their funky haircuts, which their clients love because they’re not permanent

By Sunil Kataria
1 min read

What’s in a name? A lot for Zoe Saldaña

Netflix, in a new series, has allowed the actor to embrace Latin culture and her ‘unpronounceable’ name

By ROllo Ross
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Benni is spot on when he urges players to get back to basics

AmaZulu mentor Benni McCarthy says players need to learn how to walk before they can run around like superstars

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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‘There’s no extra pressure’: Miller calm before the T20 World Cup storm

Proteas batter David Miller says there will be flexibility in his role during the tournament

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Big Mac devours bowling attack as Proteas thrash Zim

Today in SA sports history: October 21

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE