Friday, January 29 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Broken Silence: how ‘Zuma’s spy’ spent R1bn of SSA cash in 6 years

Witnesses say from as early as 2008 Dlomo started recruiting operatives who would serve Zuma’s ‘interests’

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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Vaccines for Africa! CDC director announces 670 million doses

Dr John Nkengasong has urged AU member states to secure vaccines on the African Medical Supplies Platform

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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TRIBUTE | SA opera’s loved ‘gran’ Sibongile Khumalo was no prima donna

All she really wanted to do was sing and, in doing so, she captured the hearts of a nation

By Robyn Sassen
5 min read
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Fix Tembisa hospital now: More families give accounts of negligent care

Harrowing stories have emerged from families who have lost their loved ones and are struggling to get answers

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Sorry, Zuma, face Zondo whether you like it or not

Zuma’s conduct ‘antithetical to our constitutional order’: ConCourt judge

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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Two schools get an ‘F’ in first set of reports by Western Cape assessors

The reports paint a picture of poor discipline, tardiness, a lack of assessment of pupils’ work and filthy toilets

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
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Harmful plastic nurdles find pride of place in building industry

One company has decided to make building material out of tiny plastic pellets washing up along SA’s coastline

By Mluleki Mdletshe
2 min read
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WATCH | ‘Cruel’ Table Mountain killer gets mountainous sentence

Blessing Bveni, who stabbed his victims ‘in a frenzy’, has been sentenced to two life terms and 33 years

Anthony Molyneaux
Multimedia journalist
2 min read
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PODCAST | Justice for Kopano: She vanished, then turned up in a morgue

An investigation into the unsolved case of a 10-year-old hit-and-run victim who was then abducted and died alone

By Paige Muller and Alex Patrick
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | The grim truth about Tembisa hospital cannot be buried

While province’s response is a step in the right direction, hospital isn’t showing willingness to change its ways

2 min read
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Sorry China, you don’t need a Havard degree to work here, just a birthright

Forget about the allegations of corruption, it’s where you’re born that really matters ... on Twitter, at least

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Light in the darkness: how SA schools should cut their electricity costs

Schools’ annual bills can be reduced by up to 39% if fluorescent lights are replaced with LEDs

By Jason Avron Samuels, Leslie van Rooi, MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Sara Grobbelaar
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – January 29 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Investors aren’t playing around trying to stop short sellers’ game

Accurate forecasters or market manipulators? Either way, there’s cash to be made, but at what cost?

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss
4 min read
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Broken promises of Arab Spring lay old alliances to waste in Yemen

War has killed over 100,000 and pushed millions to the verge of starvation amid fresh political divisions

By Lisa Barrington, Abdulrahman al-Ansi, Mohammed Ghobari and Yemen team
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

No thanks to Nathi: ‘Kamphoer’ is a shining ...

Doing justice to the past does require an emphasis on the injustices committed — and this play does just that

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

From ‘DAM’ to ‘MAD’: something lurks beneath the ...

A woman inherits a farm in the Eastern Cape, but not everything is what it seems

By Kevin Kriedemann
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Yannick’s best shot sees him breeze in to becalm Charlie

Charlie Dalin was first over the line in the Vendée Globe, but Yannick Bestaven’s time gave him the win

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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CSA circus continues as executive quits three weeks into job

Denga Ramuedzisi is another to join the revolving door of CSA employees in the past few months

By Tiisetso Malepa
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Joyi for SA boxers as they make their mark

Today in SA sports history: January 29

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE