Tuesday, January 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma gave the woema to the SSA’s dirtiest dealings, capture probe told

He pocketed millions, wanted to handle judges and bribe journalists, Sydney Mufamadi says in jaw-dropping testimony

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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‘To say we are worried is an understatement’: dams close to overflowing

'The rain was like a waterfall that just never ended, and it’s still raining'

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
2 min read
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‘We could have died,’ says Limpopo man after Eloise ravages village

People tell us of their terror in the early hours as floodwaters engulfed their communities

3 min read
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Moz, Zim hit by bigger storms more than any other nation. They need help

It’s time richer countries paid more than lip service to assist poorer societies cope with climate change: summit

By Megan Rowling
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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DBE to end confusion with single set of guidelines on reopening of schools

However, there is ‘irritation’ about private schools reopening, with Naptosa saying this creates a class system

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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SA scientists who discovered new Covid-19 variant share what they know

Researchers say a tip from staff at a private hospital could be the reason the 501Y.V2 was picked up so quickly

By Willem Hanekom and Tulio de Oliveira
6 min read
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Political jabs: should leaders get vaccinated first to reassure the public?

Leaders face a dilemma as they balance the need to set an example with not wanting to be seen to jump the queue

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Wanted: speed freak with deep pockets keen to sniff out Bloodhound record

Investor with loads of money and sense of adventure is sought to make the long-awaited attempt to beat 1,228km/h mark

By Denis Droppa
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Mtsweni-Tsipane’s unmasking should be a wake-up for all of us

Yes, action must be taken against the maskless minister, but her lax attitude reflects that of many South Africans

2 min read
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The premier’s mask fell off to expose how two-faced the ANC is

As soon as the prospect of arrest was mentioned, the rules changed

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Mr President, fire ‘incompetent, aloof, out-of-touch’ Mthethwa

The almost seven years the minister has been in his position betrays the ANC’s attitude to the arts

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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If India can do it ... Nothing can stop world’s biggest vaccine rollout

Scepticism, hostile terrain, insurgents and climate among its challenges, but the campaign surges on regardless

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Jatindra Dash
6 min read

Washington’s revolving door: can Trump staffers find lobbying jobs?

Members of old administration struggle to secure employment even after reversal of ban

By Courtney Weaver
5 min read
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Nature loses its cool: loss of global ice hits record high

Melting of land ice added enough water to the ocean during past 30 years to raise average global sea level by 3.5cm

By Yereth Rosen
2 min read

Spiralling poverty in Iran adds to pressure on regime

Almost three years after the US withdrew from a nuclear deal, millions more are on breadline

By Najmeh Bozorgmehr
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

New sci-fi books drown us in the terrors of climate change

Cli-fi — coming soon to a planet near you

By David Gorin
5 min read

Ground control to major tomorrows: should we be like an Apollo mission?

‘Mission Economy’ by Mariana Mazzucato asks if moonshot thinking really does help fix the planet

By John Kay
5 min read

Why you should ditch ‘follow your passion’ careers advice

A new book tackles the myth that we should all love our work — it won’t love us back

By Emma Jacobs
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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The ball’s in Khune’s court, says Chiefs mentor Hunt

Since Itumeleng Khune’s shaky start to the season, Daniel Akpeyi has stepped in and made the No.1 position his own

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
2 min read
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To be Frank! Ruthless Chelsea sack fan favourite Lampard after poor run

Lampard is the 12th Chelsea manager to be fired since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003

By Arvind Sriram
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Hawk swoops to flyweight world title

Today in SA sports history: January 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE