Tuesday, February 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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What a day! First vaccines arrive, then booze and beach bans get booted

President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA has passed the peak of the second wave, but needs to remain on guard

By Andisiwe Makinana and Nonkululeko Njilo
5 min read
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Simple as SABC: board spurns minister’s plea to rethink retrenchments

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has urged the broadcaster to return to negotiations, but it says there’s no need

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
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Gang straps bomb to ATM worker: Is this a terrifying new trend?

Fear grips cash in transit industry as experts, police warn of the real possibility this brutal tactic will spread

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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What to do about Zuma’s snub of ConCourt? ANC to ‘discuss’ it

Party will only comment on ex-president’s refusal to appear before Zondo after its next NEC meeting

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Nearly half of SA may have had Covid, but vaccines are still vital

Even the most optimistic estimates of how many have been infected are not enough for herd immunity, say experts

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read
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‘I’m no spoilt brat’: son and ‘sickened’ dad all at sea over R20m yacht

A dispute about the control and proceeds of a charter business is tearing a Cape Town family apart

2 min read
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Matric pupil who couldn’t write exams claims R65m damages

The pupil’s spinal injury has made walking and sitting near impossible after an alleged attack by her English teacher

3 min read
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Spare the rod but don’t spoil the child: parents must set the right example

Survey of 62 countries reveals talking to children about misbehaviour doesn’t always fix it

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Grant Zuma’s wish and arrest him or SA will face a constitutional crisis

The former president’s disregard for the law is troubling. Let it be seen to be applied

3 min read
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Can we stop wasting time on drivel and start focusing on sense, please?

Mainstream media should be giving voice to those in the know, not those on Muizenberg beach

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Cabling Africa: the great data race to serve the ‘last billion’

Technology companies from Google to Facebook are scrambling to upgrade the continent’s digital infrastructure

By Joseph Cotterill
12 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Aung San Suu Kyi — lady to some, genocidaire to others

The Myanmar leader, who established that country’s first civilian government in half a century, has been overthrown

By Reuters
4 min read
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No silver lining for investors as prices soar

Silver is swept up in GameStop retail frenzy as price leaps more than 11% to highest since 2013

By Tom Westbrook
4 min read
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Bing it on! Microsoft is eager to fill Google’s shoes in Oz

Australia’s new laws could make Google’s maligned rival the main search engine in the country

By Byron Kaye
2 min read
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You’ll never walk alone, Captain Tom. We’re praying for you

The World War 2 veteran who raised £33m for Britain’s Covid-19 response is in hospital with the virus

By Michael Holden
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Get back: two fab books chronicle the Beatles’ long and winding road

James Patterson and Craig Brown’s books will send you on a magical mystery tour of Beatles nostalgia

By David Gorin and Sarah Buitendach
9 min read

Grand architecture and design tomes you need to break down the walls

Five essential design books to decorate your coffee table and elevate your home

By Brian McKechnie
3 min read

Follow your passion? Not so fast, young person

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

By Emma Jacobs
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

More Salah please: Klopp hails Egyptian’s insatiable appetite for goals

Mo Salah became the first Liverpool player since the 1980s to score at least 20 goals in four consecutive seasons

By Shrivathsa Sridhar
1 min read
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Djokovic and Serbia eye a repeat of last year’s cup win Down Under

With all the top male players competing, the ATP Cup provides the perfect warm-up for next week’s Australian Open

By Ian Ransom
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE