Wednesday, January 13 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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If the former agriculture CFO thinks he’s going on pension, he’s mistaken

Recently dismissed Jacob Basil Hlatshwayo’s pension payout has been halted due to 'PPE corruption'

3 min read
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Transactions, not transmissions! NDZ warns banks over ‘superspreader’ ATMs

The minister sets her sights on banks, which will now be expected to keep their machines Covid-safe or face legal action

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
2 min read
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Easy-to-use oxygen device breathes new life into Covid-19 battle

SA doctors, engineers and designers come up with ‘game-changing’ solution to shortage of ventilators and oxygen machines

3 min read
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Four people I knew died while I was struck down by Covid-19

I now plan to focus on little things, but dream for myself and sports people that there’ll be more and events go ahead

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Ivermectin is for animals only ... for now

Prof Salim Abdool Karim is adamant physicians are ‘grasping at any option which promises positive results’

By Orrin Singh and Matthew Savidies
4 min read
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‘What circus is this?’ BLF leader fumes after being named at Zondo probe

An SSA witness is expected to implicate Mngxitama in corruption, fraud and money laundering

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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Most South Africans fear vaccine so much, they’d rather go back to level 5

Survey finds they also lack faith in a government rollout, fear the drugs are too new and are anxious about side-effects

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Front wall gone, but Constantia house hijackers dig in

Cape Town set to take action as illegal tenants remain undeterred after owner destroyed the wall on his property

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read
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About turn: Solidarity wants BLF hate speech court order to remain in force

Judge ruled the utterances were hate speech, but then pronounced his own judgment to be ‘a nullity’

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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If state botches vaccine rollout it will lose its chance to win back trust

The rollout is top of the list of obstacles the state needs to overcome to prove it is trustworthy and competent

2 min read
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So you think world-class athletes are as tough as nails? Well, think again

It may seem improbable, but many top sports people are struggling with mental health issues. Let’s learn from them

By Kirsten van Heerden
4 min read
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PODCAST | Tougher lockdown restrictions won’t work, says top vaccinologist

Shabir Madhi says without a vaccine rollout, all they will do is delay infections that might occur in the near future

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 13 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

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Back to the future: pandemic induced workforce changes are set to stay

A survey has found the vast majority of workers would prefer a mix of remote and office work

By Jane Wardell
3 min read
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It’s your mind that crashes when tech is a nasty piece of work

The stress of using unreliable technology for remote work has a lasting effect, study finds

By Chris Taylor
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

SA’s top wines on a Platter: annual guide brings the stars home

The Platter wine guide’s highly commended list is a reliable companion for buyers

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Five trends hoping to reinvigorate (and restore) the food industry

Steve Steinfeld talks us through the trends he expects to see shake up the food scene

By Steve Steinfeld
3 min read

The Danté experience: three storeys of style, top-tier food and sea views

Durban’s latest venue has got it all, including a private dining space and rooftop bar

By Candice Botha
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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A great loss: Mluleki George leaves a legacy as an activist and leader

As one of the most respected and revered sports administrators, he set an example current leaders could learn from

By Mkhululi Ndamase
4 min read
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ATP lobs fine at Harrison after he serves petulant refusal

The player refused to do a TV interview because he had to wear a mask, saying it was unhealthy to do so in the sun

By Sudipto Ganguly
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Bafana roar past Indomitable Lions in cup opener

Today in SA sports history: January 13

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE