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Thursday, January 27 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Beaches, where SA strips down and shows how its body has matured

In the old days race trumped class, but now it’s the other way around as we learn to live and play together

4 min read

Will the real Tracy Zille please stand up ... and be sworn in

Only in SA will you find the Equality Court adjourned for an accused to be sworn in as a MP

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Unmasked: How officials and firms used Covid as a get-rich-quick scheme

SIU inquest into PPE procurement offers damning indictment of exploitation and maladministration of state coffers

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
7 min read

DBE plans to trim curriculum to help pupils make up for lockdown losses

A recovery programme, brought about by Covid disruptions, will also focus on vocational and occupational education

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Alleged cop assault, R8m trust fund: new shocks in Pule murder trial

Convicted killer reveals new information, but insists he informed the investigating officer about it earlier

5 min read

Do look back in anger: ‘petty’ Oasis must pay staffer it exiled in lockdown

Company let complainant go with no further pay on the eve of lockdown, months before the end of his notice period

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

Durban’s small clothing firms feel the heat of China Emporium blaze

Small businesses rely on the mall for their stock. Now they are wondering how they’re going to survive

By LWAZI HLANGU
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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SA must do more to stop that sinking feeling

If the country doesn’t invest in road and rail infrastructure now, the pot will run seriously dry and we’ll all go potty

2 min read
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A taste of non-fiction titles to look forward to

Essays, memoirs, shamanism, ‘temperamental autobiographies’ — you’re sure to find your flavour

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — January 27 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

What does ‘endemic’ Covid actually mean? The experts don’t agree

Life won’t be going back to normal any time soon but officials can update public health restrictions to be more liveable

By Faye Flam
4 min read

Now this is the way to deal with ‘corruption’. Take note, Cyril

A Malawian minister has been accused of graft, so the country’s president has fired his entire cabinet

By Frank Jomo
1 min read

In Boris’s words: a timeline of a sinking ship, from denials to apologies

With the UK PM’s future in the balance, Partygate goes from bad to worse as police begin a formal investigation

By Emily Ashton
5 min read

Thais, Saudis put the bling back into relations after fallout over diamond

The countries, which cut ties after a deadly jewellery heist, have buried the hatchet after more than three decades

By Thomas Kutty Abraham
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Hey dude, imagine owning Beatles memorabilia, but not owning it

John Lennon’s son Julian is auctioning a number of the band’s items, but as NFTs. He’s keeping the actual goods

By Elizabeth Howcroft
2 min read

Bloomsbury expects to turn bumper profits as more people turn pages

Current market expectations call for revenue of R4.1bn, says the ‘Harry Potter’ publisher said

By Sachin Ravikumar
1 min read

Taiwan family jostles with the big guys to keep tradition alive

The Chens have been handmaking joss paper for about 100 years, but their workshop is one of few that remain

By Fabian Hamacher
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Get the basics right: Monday’s stampede is a big wake-up call for Caf

Caf and Fifa have a lot to iron out before they can start pontificating about Super Leagues and World Cups

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Back in Harmer’s way: spinner returns to SA squad for New Zealand Tests

Simon Harmer and seamer Lutho Sipamla have a wedding and a groin injury to thank for their inclusion

By Nick said
1 min read

Blast from the past: Papwa rains on Natal Open’s parade

Today in SA sports history: January 27

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE