Monday, January 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘I have lost a dear friend’: Ramaphosa bids Jackson Mthembu farewell

President urges people to follow Mthembu’s lead in forging alliances for a common goal

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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Humane to his last breath, Mthembu sought to convince, not destroy

SA is poorer having lost a good man, a patriot to the end, who freed so many people in so many ways

4 min read
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OBITUARY | ‘Son of Africa, we walk with you on your last walk’

Friends pay tribute to legendary musician and activist Jonas Gwangwa as the world mourns his passing

By Philani Nombembe
3 min read
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‘It’s very bad’: As cops struggle with Covid, SAPS turns to former staff

Members of the police service complain about neglect on the frontlines

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Musk on collision course with astronomers in SA

Fight for control of sensitive radio frequencies is so heated the UN has been called on by scientists to intervene

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘I never thought I would be afraid of water, but this was horrible’

SAWS has issued an uncommon warning in the wake of Eloise, which is lashing the Kruger National Park

By Staff Reporter
2 min read
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OBITUARY | Margot Luyt was a perfectionist who championed the underdog

The hardworking actress and presenter endured a difficult childhood and went on to pursue the beauty in all things

3 min read
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Cape fear: Guess which province leads SA in home-invading goggas

And surprisingly enough it’s not KZN, at least according according to data from some new research

Orrin Singh
Reporter
2 min read
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Time-travelling fisheries scientists make startling discovery — on dry land

A treasure trove of old records shows what our ancestors put on their plates and how ecosystems have changed

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Health system must solve staff shortage, or it will collapse

The SAPS has re-employed 2,000 reservists. The health department should be equipped to do the same

2 min read
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Unclear cancellation policies present a whole host of problems

When making any travel bookings during the pandemic, look for maximum flexibility in policies

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Two blows against ageism

Joe Biden and the Covid-19 pandemic have revealed the public’s esteem for the old

By Janan Ganesh
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Is the Covid variant raging through the UK more deadly?

Research suggests B.1.1.7 is more likely to result in death, but fatality rates still lower than when pandemic began

By Clive Cookson
4 min read

Covid shows ageing is like a disease. We should treat it accordingly

ANALYSIS | Scientists are working on a new generation of therapies which could prolong years of healthy life

By Camilla Cavendish
4 min read
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Family businesses are welcome winners in the pandemic

In a crisis, community-minded companies represent a kinder face of capitalism

By Pilita Clark
3 min read
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Thousands of French incest victims share experiences on social media

Online campaign follows scandal that rocked Parisian intellectual elite

By Alice Kantor
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What’s the shortest amount of time I can exercise to see results?

Choose something you can do with everything you have for four seconds

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Tired of all the flies? Your home already has its secret weapons

Here are three safe and healthy DIY tricks to try

By Paula Andropoulos
2 min read

The Maybach takes S-Class’s luxury and tech to even greater heights

New Maybach S-Class makes world debut with its stunning array of tech

By Phuti Mpyane
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Proteas’ tough task: inexperienced team, unfamiliar conditions

Former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis points to Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as the danger man

By Reuters
2 min read
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Another draw but Sundowns’ stalemates ‘no cause for panic’

Downs coach Manqoba Mngqithi is not fazed despite his team drawing three matches on the trot

By Sihle Ndebele
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Proteas hit dead-end despite Jonty’s best efforts

Today in SA sports history: January 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE