Monday, January 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Be afraid: Donald Trump has given dictators a free pass

The US president has set a vicious, dangerous example for anti-democratic leaders that pepper the world stage

4 min read
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Don’t let government get away with its appalling vaccine bungle

Victims of Covid-19 should personally take legal action against the government

4 min read
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Gauteng must go to level 4 for 21 days to avoid new Covid spike: experts

Drastic measures needed to prevent new surge as people flood back from holiday to densely populated province

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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War of wards: Workers say Limpopo hospitals in crisis. Not so, says MEC

Phophi Ramathuba and hospital staff disagree over the shortage of ICU beds and PPE as Covid cases rocket

4 min read
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‘We cannot turn anyone away’: new Polokwane field hospital as cases surge

With people returning from holiday and mines set to open this week, Netcare in the province is ramping up capacity

Jo-Ann Floris
Gauteng news editor
3 min read
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Facing up: SA doctors fear virtual consults could lead to legal disputes

A survey finds that while SA doctors see the benefits of telemedicine, they are concerned about possible litigation

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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What went wrong on FlySafair flight that left passengers in bleeding agony?

Broken radar transponder and damaged air duct forced aircraft into emergency landing in George, say investigators

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Crack down on fake news, ANC, and start with your own people

If the ruling party does not discipline its members first, it will lose public goodwill, something SA can ill afford

2 min read
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Distressed and inconvenienced? The banking ombudsman has your back

Customers are continuously being short-changed or ignored, but the banking watchdog looks for fair resolutions

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Donald Trump’s weaponised lies blew up in his face

Last week’s mayhem at the US Capitol was the culmination of years of winking at violence

By Simon Schama
4 min read

Beware the cunning minimalist in your midst

The selfish office-work shirker was bad enough, but in a pandemic they cannot be tolerated

By Pilita Clark
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Lawmakers tell Trump to leave now or face impeachment

US president looks increasingly isolated as more are charged with deadly mob assault on Capitol

By Kiran Stacey
5 min read

Child incest scandal shakes French intelligentsia

Prominent political analyst Olivier Duhamel resigns from Sciences Po and Le Siècle after stepdaughter’s book

By Victor Mallet
4 min read

Party city Dubai becomes escape hatch as the world locks down

Footballers, actors and influencers are heading to the UAE as the tourist hotspot opens its doors to the world

By Simeon Kerr
4 min read

Algorithms and the coronavirus pandemic

Backlash grows over governments’ use of automated decision-making tools

By Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan
12 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Advantage Sharks as MVM drop kicks Western Province

WP’s reluctance to hand over control to MVM has seen the US consortium throw its money at the KZN side

By Gavin Rich
4 min read
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Aussie fans stumped by police after Indian cricketers call out ‘racism’

Cricket Australia is investigating after six fans were removed from Sydney Cricket Ground for ‘racial slurs’

By Nick Mulvenney
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Laurie Stevens points his way to a vacant strap

Today in SA sports history: January 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE