Monday, February 1 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Let’s just admit the ANC is rotten so we can fix it

Looting, cronyism, crooked journalists ... it’s time to replace our rose-tinted glasses with the magnifying variety

4 min read
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Up close and personal with death: my two weeks working in a Covid ward

My practice allowed me to avoid a confrontation with mortality until the peak of the second wave

By Estie Meyer
4 min read
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Should I give myself ivermectin? This is what an expert advises

A top specialist veterinary pharmacologist weighs in on the controversial matter

By Professor Vinny Naidoo
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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No Plan B: nothing positive for student refused exam entry because of Covid

A Stellenbosch civil engineering student who tested positive for Covid will have to re-register for the module

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Tembisa heartbreak: My baby died. My father died. I lost my eyesight

After the health ombud’s report into Shonisani Lethole's death, Sunday Times Daily heard more tragic tales

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
7 min read
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Social workers — the guardian angels in Covid-19’s second wave

This is how they are keeping patients, families and medical staff connected in this devastating time

4 min read
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Why was St Lucia’s mouth ripped open? asks livid green group

WESSA says the bulldozing of the World Heritage Site lake entrance interferes with natural restorative processes

By Tony Carnie
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Attack isn’t always the best defence, as Yacoob found out

In verbally abusing a journalist in a telephonic interview, Yacoob has let himself down and sullied his reputation

2 min read
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Kinsey sends prices of car parts crashing one last time

The report that tracked and revealed the cost of parts in SA for the past 30 years brought the market up to speed

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Personal liberty is another, unsung victim of the pandemic

Governments must restore these freedoms when the virus is eventually beaten

By Camilla Cavendish
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 1 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

India: has the Covid pandemic started to burn itself out?

Cases are dropping sharply, raising the prospect that parts of the country are nearing herd immunity

By Amy Kazmin
9 min read

Shortage of coronavirus shots heaps pressure on European leaders

Disarray of mass vaccination programme sparks criticism of those who oversaw procurement

By Ben Hall, Guy Chazan, Victor Mallet and Daniel Dombey
5 min read

‘This is the way’: the Reddit traders who took on Wall Street’s elite

A look inside the WallStreetBets forum at the eye of a market hurricane

By Eric Platt, Colby Smith, Madison Darbyshire, Alice Kantor and Robin Wigglesworth
8 min read

China executes former asset management chief for corruption

Lai Xiaomin was found guilty of taking $280m worth of bribes over 10 years

By Edward White and Sun Yu
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Beware fitness cowboys looking for a quick buck

Online training is perfect for those not wanting to go to gyms, but you need to find a reputable instructor first

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Does the Tesla Model S pass the speed test?

The new Tesla is the world’s quickest car, claims Elon Musk

By Denis Droppa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Ever-hospitable Aussies offer to host SA’s British and Irish Lions tour

This year’s tour, which been many years in the planning, is under threat from the spiraling Covid pandemic

By Nick Mulvenney
2 min read
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What a bunch of twits! Rashford the latest target of online abuse

In yet another example of online abuse, the scourge of social media rears its ugly head again

By Arvind Sriram
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Player unlocks Springs course to win East Rand Open

Today in SA sports history: February 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE