Wednesday, February 3 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Now’s when the vaccine gets tricky. Who gets what and how much?

The first batch of the vaccine has arrived in SA, but around the world there is little equity in its distribution

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
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Cyril’s Covid comedy of errors shows few signs of a happy ending

Let’s just hope Monday’s speech does herald a new dawn for SA’s pandemic response, but don’t hold your breath

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
Sport FREE

Body blow for Cricket SA as Australia postpone tour

The second conoravirus wave and cancellation of the England tour were causes for concern for the Australians

By Tiisetso Malepa
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Rising prices a golden chance for metal gangs

Experts believe cash-in-transit gangs are behind attacks on gold mines, with R52m stolen since 2018

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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MPs put ANC loyalty ahead of doing right, Eskom probe chair tells Zondo

Zukiswa Rantho says she and her family were intimidated while she led the probe into the power utility

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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Lick those liquor laws into shape and then we’ll be happy, say doctors

Hospitals’ plight would also have been helped if plans for 2,400 more beds hadn’t been stymied by strikes and red tape

By graeme hosken and Alex Patrick
3 min read
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‘Staying here makes you feel as if you are not human enough’

Informal settlement residents awarded R15m damages for housing delay, but municipality continues to fight them

By Nonkululeko Njilo and Mpumzi Zuzile
3 min read
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Family has jumbo footprints to fill after its orange-loving leader dies

An elephant matriarch has left her herd and human family heartbroken after dying well before her time

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Border fence idea had holes in it from the word go

There is no need to fix something that never served its purpose in the first place

2 min read

State has no business making SMEs’ lives harder

The National Small Enterprise Amendment Bill is an expense government cannot begin to afford

John Dludlu
Columnist
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 3 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Shock-rocker not called Manson for nothing: ...

Record label dumps Marilyn Manson after four women come out with tales of emotional and psychological abuse

By Jill Serjeant and Rama Venkat
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

There’s nothing on the nose about wine-tasting — ...

Most stories about supertasters who can identify everything from the vineyard to the vintage are myths

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Eateries drink outside the box for booze-free ...

During the government-mandated alcohol restrictions, three top Cape chefs got creative with nonalcoholic pairings

By Staff writer
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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1996 made us dream. Let’s end the nightmare

Black sportsmen had to navigate unlevel playing fields in 1970s and 1980s, paving the way for the stars of today

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Williams makes his mark

Today in SA sports history: February 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE