Paul Ash Senior reporter

Paul Ash is a senior reporter at the Sunday Times, covering transport, environment and wildlife, farming, tourism and defence. He was a 14-year veteran of the paper's travel section before moving to the newsroom in 2020 to focus on writing, reporting and telling stories in sound.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Sun City's first US tourist in over a year finds her way to Lost City

US traveller Stuff Cleague wanted to travel to Africa from the first time she saw the 2014 movie 'Blended'.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
'Where did they get it from?': SA boozing ‘propaganda’ slated

Medical professionals have reacted strongly to research published this week that said curfews and mobility restrictions had a much greater effect ...

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Trauma cases dropped 60% … but not because of booze ban: research

New data show that countries that did not ban alcohol had the same reduction in hospital admissions

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Data shows that booze bans don't work, says drinks industry

Data analyst says the findings were supported by “counterfactuals” from other countries which imposed lockdowns but not alcohol bans and which also ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Still a need for SA artists to sing for their supper

Two weeks before the national lockdown was announced a year ago, choreographer and producer-director Owen Lonzar saw his work dry up.

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SA 'working hard' to protect citizens in Mozambique: Ramaphosa

'We have already attended to the issue of evacuating those South Africans who are stranded in Mozambique,' Ramphosa said.

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First batch of SA's Astra Zeneca vaccines sent to AU

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said the sale of the Astra Zeneca vaccine ensured that SA would "not incur fruitless and wasteful expenditure".

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Light at the end of the tunnel: opening up SA rail network is back on track

The opening of SA’s rail infrastructure to private operators makes sense to all parties concerned

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Dr Soon-Shiong: The viral evolution of man behind pill to prevent Covid-19

SA-born Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong is a player in big pharma in the US. Now he has developed a pill to tackle Covid-19 and is back to kick-start Africa’s ...

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Recycling hero Nkosi turns his PET project into a thriving business

Waste collector Mandlenkosi Nkosi started off with a trolley, then a bakkie, and now employs 20 people

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