Wednesday, February 17 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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What have we learnt from all our ‘fact finding’ jaunts to China?

China has a disciplined economy that has evolved and improved. Why haven’t we learnt anything from our trips there?

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
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ANC caucus never instructed MPs to cover up corruption: chief whip

On the contrary, parliament has since 2016 been actively fighting graft and has had results, says Pemmy Majodina

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read
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A man in a million: Mnguni put East London boxing on the map

The late Mzi Mnguni was a boxing man to the core and will be sorely missed within the fraternity

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘Government is reckless’: Traditional healers divided over vaccines

As rollout is about to kick off, some practitioners are sceptical and swear by their methods

4 min read
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Fairy tales? There’s a natural reason behind the mysterious desert circles

Study resolves decades of mystery surrounding the phenomenon of the Namib Desert’s fairy circles

2 min read
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Straight life partners being discriminated against, ConCourt told

Unlike unmarried same-sex couples, they cannot inherit from a partner’s estate if there is no valid will

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
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PODCAST | Justice for Kopano: after over two years case is still unsolved

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

By Alex Patrick and Paige Muller
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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What hope do we have if our ‘educated’ leaders perpetuate myths?

You know you’re in trouble when pupils have to educate ministers on the realities of rape and GBV

4 min read
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To retain SA’s bread and butter, you need to get creative, Tito

To avoid a currency collapse and full-blown failed state, the country needs to ditch the tax-and-spend formula

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
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What leaders say during a pandemic matters. History will judge them

This is not a time for nationalism and fearmongering

By Piyushi Kotecha
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 17 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Why the three biggest vaccine makers failed on Covid

GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Sanofi are left playing catch-up to upstarts with new technology

By Hannah Kuchler and Leila Abboud
8 min read

Joe Biden’s huge bet: the economic consequences of ‘acting big’

For decades, governments have feared inflation and ’70s-style stagnation. The US president is hoping they were wrong

By Chris Giles
12 min read
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Google and Facebook’s fates in Oz rest in the hands of political opposition

The widely watched bill, which would force big tech to pay media houses for content, is to be voted on this week

By Colin Packham
1 min read
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Spilling blood in the name of children whose blood has been spilt

Since the ‘war on drugs’ began in Mexico in 2006, the country has registered nearly 80,000 missing people

By Ana Isabel Martinez
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve lives up to the hype

Ulusaba, a lodge in Sabi Sand, is part of Virgin Limited Edition, a collection of unique retreats and luxury hotels

By Andrea Nagel
4 min read

SA winemakers ensure sauv blanc stays cool

The case for this white wine is that it is fresh and food-friendly

By Michael Fridjhon
4 min read

Don’t you dare tell the robots about this

A wearable device that uses the human body like a battery? You betcha, and it could be yours in five to 10 years

By Umberto Bacchi
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Lions, Springbok series must happen, says Guscott, regardless of where

According to Lions’ chair Jason Leonard, a final call on the tour could be made in April

By George Byron
3 min read
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Pitch perfect? India outplay England on turning Chennai wicket

India’s hero Ravichandran Ashwin plays down Chennai pitch criticism after second Test

By Amlan Chakraborty
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Boxing day as Baby Jake wins fourth title

Today in SA sports history: February 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE