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Friday, December 10 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Ramaphosa and Malema have missed a golden opportunity with land bill

The two leaders have succumbed to their egos instead of using their mandate to change the course of history

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
6 min read
News FREE

NPA targets Gupta mine as ‘proceeds of crime’

A R2bn preservation order sought by the NPA will include Tegeta shares partly owned by Duduzane Zuma

Sabelo Skiti
Investigative journalist
4 min read

Sentenced to oblivion for being boring

How Cyril Ramaphosa and Joe Biden are being shaded by their headline-grabbing predecessors

5 min read
Ideas FREE

PSL on a fast track to becoming an administrative embarrassment

Dubious club sales, match postponements, financial troubles and key resignations with no explanation are worrying

Marc Strydom
Journalist
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Fasten your seat belts: SA cars’ safety scores worry global tester

Global NCAP has raised concerns about the Nissan Almera and Mazda 2’s safety after crash test ratings

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Vaccine equity is crucial for Africa, but there won’t be a gold rush: study

Research by UCT’s Lung Institute highlights the granular details of vaccine hesitancy on the continent

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

Lifesaver wins damages claim, now awaits verdict on R4.5m payout

A Durban ski boat club and skipper acted negligently after a lifesaver was left with severe injuries, rules court

By TANIA BROUGHTON
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Spike in human trafficking is concerning and warrants action

The abhorrent practice of human trafficking needs all our attention, not just activists and police

3 min read

On a wing and prayer: grounded SA fighter jets mirror a flawed system

The SANDF is its own worst enemy — its propensity to shoot itself in the foot time and again is exasperating

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Wander into aline water and you’l make erras for eeras while surveing it

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

SA can’t campaign against travel bans but restrain its economy

With an unemployment rate of 34.9%, according to Stats SA, one hopes the government has learnt from the past

By SIBANI MNGADI
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — December 10 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Boris is beginning to look a lot like the Grinch who stole Christmas

Fury at PM ramps over new Covid restrictions, especially after allegations Johnson’s staff broke rules last year

By Joe Mayes
4 min read
World FREE

As if Covid isn’t enough, now parents have to worry about PIMS

The condition, which inflames a number of organs, is a major consideration in vaccinating, says an expert

By Maayan Lubell
4 min read

Is it time for wealthy tech investors to take a time out?

The tech stocks bloodbath will have consequences. After a decade of minting money, VCs may decide it’s time to relax

By Chris Bryant
3 min read

Nearly 300 journos are behind bars this year, more than at any other time

The record number reflects political upheaval and growing intolerance of independent reporting, says nonprofit

By Helen Coster
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The ‘Sex and the City’ crew is back in town, you guys

Two decades on and a new, 10-episode series of the popular show began airing this week

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

No 9 to 5 for us, thanks: workers feel right at home

Few Europeans want to return to the office, with many improving their homes to make hybrid living easier: survey

By Emma Thomasson
1 min read

It seems the Kiwis have been on the blower to Dlamini-Zuma

Don’t take up smoking if you’re a kid in New Zealand because the state wants a lifetime ban on you buying ciggies

By Byron Kaye
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Nyakane’s move reaffirms SA sport’s vulnerability to big bucks

Bok prop’s move to France highlights SA sport’s tenuous grasp of professionalism and inability to hold on to talent

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

F1 on tenterhooks: history for Hamilton or victory for Verstappen

The title goes down to the wire in the season’s last race in Abu Dhabi, with the two chief protagonists on equal points

6 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE