Tuesday, December 8 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘How have we come to this?’ Cyril admits the ANC is torn in two

Ramaphosa says unity is important but should not be confused with accommodating corruption or wrongdoing

4 min read
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Matric blowout not all the rage as Covid testing in KZN spirals

‘We could have done without Rage’ — KZN Rage attendees speak out after overcrowding at some clubs

Orrin Singh
Reporter
4 min read
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Infamous words in isiZulu examined as Hlophe hearing starts

Interpretation of what John Hlophe meant by ‘sesithembele kinina’ potentially crucial to tribunal’s ruling

By FRANNY RABKIN
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Mkhwebane to pay up, as court finds her ‘biased’ against Gordhan and Pillay

Pretoria high court gives nine reasons why it found the public protector was biased in her Sars ‘rogue unit’ probe

By Ernest Mabuza
2 min read
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Give us this day the tools: SA and India lead Covid-19 patent fight

The countries want intellectual rights suspended, but wealthy states and the pharmaceutical industry disagree

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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‘A plethora of evidence’: Miguel Louw’s killer is found guilty

Rejecting the defence’s theories, judge says it seems jealousy was behind the murder of the nine-year-old

3 min read
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Record-breaking fitness trainer goes the extra mile for rhinos

The conservation enthusiast completed her 76th 21.1km on Sunday, but she’s not done yet

By Guy Rogers
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Matric rewrites a bitter pill, but the right thing to do

Angie Motshekga has shown leadership and grade 12s should be happy that their results will not be tainted

3 min read
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Why didn’t the government get enraged about matric rage?

Turns out matric rage is a superspreader event. Who’d have guessed?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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This is why control over provincial government is so vital to the ANC

It must give support to things that need government intervention, and stay out of the things that do not

By Philip van Ryneveld
9 min read
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Revered, feared, oppressed: PAC founder Robert Sobukwe

Prof Malegapuru Makgoba delivered the third Robben Island Museum Memorial Lecture on Thursday

By Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba
12 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – December 8 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Back to their roots: India’s tribes reap the benefits of their good habits

The harmonious relationship between the tribes and their surrounds has proven a successful deterrent for Covid

By Moushumi Basu
5 min read
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Cannabis hits all-time highs thanks to the pandemic

With or without a vaccine, things may never be the same again for the dope industry

By Shariq Khan
4 min read
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Koalas in firing line as blazes, forestry, mining threaten their habitat

The animals, 60,000 of which were killed in Australian bushfires last summer, ‘could become extinct by 2050’

By Renju Jose
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

‘Seizure’ lacks voema ... and needs more Zuma

Willie Currie has all the right ingredients, but you need to be a bit of a history buff to enjoy the storyline

By Lesley Stones
3 min read

This is how we all went ape in 2020

Wilma Cruise’s ‘The Thirteenth Hour’ depicts the collective state in which we find ourselves

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Millwall Supporters’ Club defends its ‘boo boys’

The fan club denied the booing by supporters was racist, but rather in opposition to the BLM organisation

By Rohith Nair
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Tsotsobe takes four wickets

Today in SA sports history: December 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE