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Thursday, February 3 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

You want to ban books? Well, the Bible had better be top of your list

Targeting books about sex, racism and gays is the height of hypocrisy if you cling to the holy scriptures

4 min read

He forgot an Olympian’s name, but SA won’t forget Dumile Mateza

The larger than life sports commentator with a distinctive accent has lost his battle with cancer

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
News FREE

‘You’re doing the right thing’: Magashule backs Mervyn Dirks

No MP was suspended for speaking out against Zuma and the same should  apply for Dirks, says suspended ANC SG

2 min read

Women don’t back each other? Tell that to Mandisa Maya

The candidate for chief justice is full of gratitude for female support after her interview

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Limpopo stabbing victim sets record with 95 days of positive Covid tests

Experts believe trauma increased his susceptibility, adding that the case has important diagnostic implications

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read
News FREE

Pair accused of R103m Absa fraud get R50,000 bail each

Absa IT specialist and wife who allegedly swindled banking giant are given the benefit of the doubt

5 min read

Sniffing cops say cocaine theft from Hawks office could be an inside job

Those investigating how 541kg of the drug went missing from a safe are acting on recommendations of a report

Orrin Singh
Reporter
1 min read
News FREE

Cute and clawless they may be, but interfere and flawed you’ll be

Wildlife experts have warned people to avoid interacting with African clawless otters in the Western Cape

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

As frustrating as the pace may be, let’s celebrate victories against graft

South Africans are beyond tired of it and the time it takes to bring people to book, but must not become complacent

3 min read

If it walks like a decuplet, quacks like a decuplet it’s not a smoking gun

It’s just another ‘thumbsuck from Iqbal Surve’s lie factory’, but fake-news-be-damned AfriForum doesn’t mind

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

If only the US would trade banning for bingeing

Having said that though, since some books were banned in the country there has been an uptick in sales

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

RIGHT TO REPLY | Cyril Ramaphosa’s welcome to Israel is right for SA

SA Zionist Federation responds to Sunday Times Daily editorial ‘Grow a backbone and be decisive on Israel, Mr President’

By Rowan Polovin
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — February 3 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Putin’s gamble: the risks and rewards of invading Ukraine

The economic effects of the 2014 Crimean takeover hint at what would come after for Russia and its taken territories

By Marc Champion
9 min read

The world thinks it crushed Islamic State. The locals know better

Taking advantage of a power vacuum in the parts of Iraq and Syria it once ruled, IS is again spreading terror

By John Davison
6 min read

Pfizer on fast track to getting its vaccine for under-fives approved

Cases among children reached a record high in the US in December, leading to earlier than expected FDA submission

By Josh Wingrove and Riley Griffin
3 min read

X marks the spot of bother: why nonbinary people spurn gender-neutral IDs

Though welcome, some people are fearful of using them, with others questioning the necessity of identifiers

By Rachel Savage and Annie Banerji
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Whoopi Goldberg’s view on the Holocaust gets her suspended from talk show

The actress, who hosts ABC’s ‘The View’, caused an uproar by saying the Holocaust was not about race

By Dan Whitcomb and Radhika Anilkumar
1 min read

Sole to the highest bidder: Virgil Abloh sneakers smash auction estimates

The shoes are the first collaboration between ‘two of the great Goliaths of fashion’, Nike and Louis Vuitton

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

Bond girl duels with Anita from ‘West Side Story’ for Bafta gong

Lashana Lynch and Ariana DeBose among Bafta Rising Star nominees

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Soweto giants they may be, but they’re minnows in the money department

Sundowns’ finances have made the PSL a one-horse race. If Chiefs and Pirates want to compete, they need more money

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

It can be tough and lonely at the top, admits Temba Bavuma

The limited overs captain has had a testing six months but was rewarded with a 3-0 ODI series win over India

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Bafana Bafana crowned kings of Africa

Today in SA sports history: February 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE