Thursday, December 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Travel bans against SA are about racism and nothing else

Instead of helping ‘wretched’ Africa, the world has shut it out, something it hasn’t done to rich countries

4 min read
News FREE

It will no longer be each country for itself, says WHO

SA thanked for transparency while international body urges nations to stop punishing good science by imposing bans

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

Are you Havana a laugh? Cocaine bust no worse than dodgy Covid pills

Our corrupt and convoluted relationship with Cuba never ceases to astound and amaze me

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Pulling the plug on Ballito Rage was ‘safe thing to do’

The organisers cancel the event after 36 people — 32 guests and four staffers — test positive for Covid

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

Schools aren’t banks: Limpopo education lashed for ‘irregular instruction’

Department has asked schools to use funds for running costs to pay assistants, blaming finance minister

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

121,778: that’s how many unplaced pupils there are in Gauteng for 2022

Meanwhile, some schools are too afraid of holiday break-ins to buy stationery and others don’t have money for books

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

It’s cloudy again at SABC and there won’t be sunshine ’til ANC’s gone

Editor-in-chief faces disciplinary charges ‘for refusing to run an interview with Ramaphosa before the local elections’

3 min read

In the bag: at a loose end about what books to put in yours?

These are the books that will find their way into my beach bag for the holidays. How about you?

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
4 min read

REVIEW | We’ve Bain warned: how a US firm cynically aided state capture

Corruption fatigue is high, but for the sake of SA we cannot allow it to bog us down, as this book proves

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
8 min read

LISTEN | No time to be complacent about the war against HIV/Aids

Judi Nwokedi, chair of the Aids Consortium in SA, is the guest on this edition of ‘Eusebius on TimesLIVE’

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — December 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Singapore isn’t shutting borders to Omicron. What’s its secret?

The Asian nation has chosen instead to step up testing for travellers and pause further easing of curbs

By Low De Wei and Philip J. Heijmans
3 min read

‘Jeffrey wants to see you’: Ghislaine Maxwell accuser’s tale of abuse

Witness says she was sexually abused by Epstein at age of 14. Sordid details of his and Maxwell’s actions emerge

By Patricia Hurtado and Mary Biekert
5 min read

Gates open up about their new paths after divorce

Their foundation will remain the focus for Bill, while Melinda says gender equality will be her main interest

By Sophie Alexander
2 min read

Christians wanted to burn ‘evil’ artefacts, but priest had other plans

Rescued collection in Nigeria includes carvings traditionally believed to be sacred and to have supernatural powers

By Seun Sanni
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

’Cas we can: up close and personal with Castro’s boots, binos, jeep

Items owned by the late Cuban leader can be seen at a museum opened on the fifth anniversary of his death

By Reuters TV and Nelson Acosta
1 min read

Here’s accredited access to a ‘proper journey’ through Diana’s life

An exhibition by photographers Anwar, Zak and Samir Hussein aims to educate people about how she changed royalty

By ROllo Ross
1 min read

Josephine Baker makes her mark in Paris again, a century later

The jazz legend is the first black woman to join the prestigious French Pantheon

By Benoit Van Overstraeten
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Bosses can’t clip Swallows’ wings and expect them to fly

Swallows FC owners need to invest in quality players, otherwise they’ll be back in the doldrums

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

CSA to institute ‘world-class’ bio bubble for the marquee Indian tour

Over the past year the Proteas have been involved in no less than eight international cricket BSEs

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Wilkinson punishes Springboks at Twickers

Today in SA sports history: December 2

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE