Wednesday, January 27 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Write or wrong? ‘No concrete proof of SSA sins, but there’s still evidence’

Acting SSA DG Loyiso Jafta tells Zondo he has strong circumstantial evidence, but nothing in writing

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Eloise leaves nothing but misery and destruction in her path

More than 1,000 families in SA are displaced, and 13 people, including an infant and a toddler, drowned

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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These small businesses have survived lockdown. Their owners tell us how

Meet the people who, against the odds, are managing to keep their previously thriving businesses alive

9 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Pilot killed in crash will be sorely missed

Crop-duster pilot Chris Wiid’s was one of two fatal air crashes in SA on Thursday, in a bad month for SA aviation

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘The American dream is not an easy road’: Meet Biden’s special Zim guest

Restauranteur Zwelibanzi Williams was invited by Joe Biden to his debate in Tennessee. This is why

By Lenin Ndebele
3 min read
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Rookie mistakes: Why NDZ’s cig ban was a disaster before it even began

A study at UCT found that just 9% of people managed to quit during lockdown following the ban on cigarettes

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Stuck in a rut: no money to relocate thousands from Khutsong sinkholes

Merafong municipality needs more than R6.549bn to move families to safety

3 min read
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It’s not about having a whale of a time, tour boats must give a wide berth

A study has shown whales and dolphins do not enjoy being viewed close up, hence the laws that are in place

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Cyril, to distinguish yourself from Zuma you must act

The president has committed himself to rooting out corruption, yet a number of 'tainted' individuals remain in cabinet

2 min read
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This is an intervention: restaurants have an alcohol problem

How come is it that booze accounts for more than two thirds of their profit margins?

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Remembering a struggle soldier who spent his life uplifting others

Thivhileli Mutobvu, who was behind the formation of many liberation movements, died on Thursday

By Mathatha Tsedu
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 27 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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‘Big move’: worrying new trend as pirates ...

With one dead and 15 kidnapped, attack is a ‘game-changer’ and Nigeria is under pressure to do more to protect sailors

By Jonathan Spicer and Irem Koca
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Did you do Veganuary? Here’s how to keep going

From the kitchen to bathroom and living room, there are a few things to consider when switching to veganism

By Sanet Oberholzer
2 min read

Loved for 450 years, Oxford pub is Covid victim

Among other greats, the historic Lamb and Flag has hosted writers JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Thomas Hardy

By Gerhard Mey and Eddie Keogh
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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From fairytale to horror story: how did SA Olympic sport end up in tatters?

From six medals in 2012 to 10 in 2016 to a mess in the run-up to Tokyo. Is it funding or does Sascoc just not care?

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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IOC tackles questions of Olympic proportions, but not cancellation

However, opinion polls in Japan show the public is strongly against staging the global event

By Karolos Grohmann
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Papwa breaks down barriers as he purrs to victory

Today in SA sports history: January 27

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE