Tuesday, January 12 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Jabbing fest: We’ve secured 20 million vaccine doses, announces Ramaphosa

‘This will be the largest and most complex logistical undertaking in our country’s history,’ says the president

By Andisiwe Makinana and Bobby Jordan
3 min read
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Will they or won’t they? Cyril says there’s concern about reopening schools

Union says department must think carefully about it as many pupils did not complete the 2020 academic year

3 min read
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IN FULL | Vaccines, booze ban and new curfew times: Cyril’s full address

Here, word for word, is what the president told SA on Monday night

19 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I’m no delinquent: Cyril as no-show questioned

Ramaphosa has called for people to respect the IC, but, when called upon, failed to appear before it himself

3 min read
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Total truck-up: Covid delays at SA borders cost freight firms nearly R3bn

Covid test certificate demand causes huge congestion that will force many companies to close, industry warns

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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What’s up with WhatsApp? And must you rush to find a new message app?

The messaging giant’s data-sharing move was long expected, but changes little for everyday users — for now

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Free State municipality dodges Eskom blackout after high court ruling

Court grants Nketoana municipality a reprieve from power supply cuts despite its R300m Eskom debt

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
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Water relief the ‘greatest show of fellowship ever seen’ in Chatsworth

When taps ran dry, the community and civil society from all over Durban rallied to get water to the Covid-19 hotspot

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | The curse of Covid is set to stay, and ‘normal’ is a long way ...

Strange days indeed, as SA and the world come to grips with the reality that a ‘normal life’ may be in the far future

2 min read
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I imagined I’d have the time of my life, but it was not to be

Hey, Mr DJ, put a different record on, then listen to it and you may find your Top 500 is far from it

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Vaccine makers prepare for game of Covid cat and mouse

Scientists are keeping a close eye on mutations that could make the vaccines less effective

By Hannah Kuchler
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 12 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Don’t get excited, vaccine won’t give us herd immunity this year: experts

It will take a while to return to ‘normal’ as public scepticism and limited access present challenges to distribution

By Jane Wardell
2 min read
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Young Ugandans are sick of old vintages. They want to bob with new Wine

The country goes to the polls this week, but there are fears of chaos between Yoweri Museveni and Bobi Wine’s allies

By Reuters
4 min read
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He’s back and he’s got no time for Donald Trump’s ‘cyborgs’

Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger has compared the US Capitol breach to 1938’s Night of Broken Glass

By Yishu Ng
1 min read
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Setting an Eixample: Barcelona to put ambitious ‘green zone’ plan in motion

Covid-19 pandemic lockdown has thrust Spanish city’s urban greening plan into the fast lane

By Sophie Davies
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Brush these artists onto your radar

These emerging SA artists are catching local and international attention for photography, painting and performance

By Zanele Kumalo
2 min read

And just like that, ‘Sex and the City’ is back

But where is Kim Cattrall?

By Dan Whitcomb
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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‘Tricky draw, tricky circumstances’ for Sundowns as Caf begins

Apart from being up against five-time winners TP Mazembe, the coach says travelling will be tough on the team

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
1 min read
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Indefinite bans loom for racist fans, warns Cricket Australia

The Indian team has lodged an official complaint after two of its players reported hearing slurs during a match

By Nick Mulvenney
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Steyn power as Proteas blow away Windies

Today in SA sports history: January 12

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE