Thursday, December 17 2020

HOLIDAY EDITION

TOP READS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

News FREE

Kids fail because of ‘automatic progression’ delay

Experts and parents sharply divided over department’s deferred plan to let grades 1 and 2 pass no matter what

Prega Govender
Journalist
5 min read
Ideas FREE

The DBE might have lost rewrite case, but it’s not over yet

If leaks were widespread and Umalusi, to maintain its credibility, refuses to certify the exam, a lot is at stake

4 min read
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‘Fragile race relations’ on Ramaphosa’s mind on Reconciliation Day

The president says true reconciliation is not possible unless social ills are addressed

By Kgaugelo Masweneng and Andisiwe Makinana
4 min read
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‘Autocratic’ Cele orders film crew off beach, but Cape Town to go to court

SA’s beaches have shot into focus since Ramaphosa shut many of them down in an effort to slow Covid cases

By Nomahlubi jordaan, Andre Jurgens, Mluleki Mdletshe, Asanda Nini and Kgaugelo Masweneng
8 min read
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SA’s vaccine hesitancy could undermine the millions invested, say experts

A recent global poll showed only 64% of South Africans want to get the jab

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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Dear God, make Ace stand firm or we’ll lose our jobs to honesty

ANC stooges must be quaking in their boots as they contemplate what may befall them if Magashule is shafted

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Batty decisions are a blow, but the vaccine shambles is unforgivable

SA’s lack of preparation to procure a Covid vaccine when funding and cold storage are available is a disgrace

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
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Rapists roam free thanks to SA lab’s huge DNA testing backlog

There is a backlog of 117,736 DNA samples at the government laboratory, which delays justice being served

3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

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A few thrills and a bit of royal skandaal

From short stories, politics and thrillers to musings about princesses, here’s some reading matter to consider

3 min read

Which fashion family do you belong to?

Here are eight trends that have stood the test of time and will help you unleash your inner style

By Sahil Harilal & Thango Ntwasa
4 min read

Want a win-win? Spoil him by getting his groom on and he’ll be irresistible

Here are five splurge-worthy grooming gifts with which to spoil your man ... and yourself

By Nokubonga Thusi
2 min read

From thrillers to chillers: five reasons to keep you glued to the TV screen

‘The Third Day’ is a horror series that will keep you guessing, while ‘Kings of Joburg’ is local and lekker

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Out of Africa, always some new screen excellence in 2020

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more

By Kevin Kriedemann
13 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Boks edge past Ireland in Dublin

Today in SA sports history: December 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

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