Monday, February 15 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Nauseating Ndlozi, it’s unlikely you’ll ever be half the man Mandela was

Hilariously, the kindergarten EFF scorns the great man, yet styles itself by stealing his ideas and copying his actions

4 min read
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‘Prepared to die for Zuma’: MK vets ready themselves in Nkandla

A ‘platoon’ of MK vets have set up camp outside Nkandla and vowed to protect the former president from arrest

By Mluleki Mdletshe
3 min read
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As pupils return, government vows to help them deal with Covid trauma

Education DG says pandemic has put financial strain on department, but at least leaks didn’t compromise matric exams

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Making a dent: why pay more when you’re driving less?

Insurers are smiling because less driving has resulted in less claims, but drivers often aren’t seeing the benefits

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Vaccine rollout suspension not ‘all doom and gloom’. We have alternatives

Aspen Pharmacare boss says it is good SA identified the issue before it started vaccinating front-line workers

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Are Cape cops colluding with extortionists? Murder points to it

A shopkeeper was killed after numerous attempts to report a case at the police station but with no follow-up

Aron Hyman
Reporter
4 min read
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Where did Gauteng’s R4bn go? Not the schools and clinics it was meant for

Education department underspends by R1.3bn, resulting in more than 1,000 vacancies at schools not being filled

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Government must make sure matric exam leaks never happen again

With the 2021 matric year about to start, the department needs to ensure those behind the leaks get swift justice

2 min read
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BOOK EXTRACT | How Eran Eyal’s house of cards came tumbling down

Stephen Timm’s new book focuses on the SA man behind start­up Shopin, who was exposed as an audacious fraudster

By Stephen Timm
5 min read

History is key to understanding vaccine hesitancy in people of colour

Distrust has its roots in ‘scientific’ experiments that aimed to prove racial superiority

By Esan Swan
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 15 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Trump is cleared, but his brand has been damaged

The former US president will find it harder to exert political influence after the events of January 6

By James Politi
5 min read

West African governments consider talking to regional Islamists

Officials lay out stance before key summit with France as decades-long battle shows no sign of ending

By Neil Munshi
4 min read
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‘I didn’t know if it was safer to run or stay, so I did a weird dance’

Bar owner describes 7.3 magnitude quake, a possible aftershock from that which devastated Fukushima in 2011

By Sakura Murakami and Issei Kato
3 min read

Nasa set to land Perseverance rover and mini helicopter on Mars

Most sophisticated vehicle ever sent to red planet will search for signs of life and prepare way for human visits

By Clive Cookson
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

So do you do it in the morning or afternoon? Either way, stick to it

Experts are divided on the best time to exercise, so do what makes you happy, unless advised otherwise

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Off his rocker: Marilyn Manson lives up to the legacy of his surname

More women have joined long-time girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood with allegations of widespread cruelty and abuse

By Paula Andropoulos
3 min read

A diverse workplace works — it helps to think differently

Embrace the differences: neurodiverse individuals have unique talents that can be productive

By Chris Taylor
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Calm before the Stormers: Bok captain looks headed for Durban

Siya Kolisi leaves Cape-based franchise the Stormers ahead of expected switch to Sharks

By Reuters
2 min read
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Liverpool’s hopes of retaining title Klopped after third loss in a row

Reds have all but conceded the league title that took them took 300 years to reclaim last season

By Peter Hall
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Wasim wobbles SA batsmen in East London

Today in SA sports history: February 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE