Tuesday, February 23 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma should be put behind bars to ‘vindicate ConCourt authority’

Zuma thinks he’s above the law and has violated the dignity of the judiciary, says state capture inquiry secretary

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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PPE graft accused Thandisizwe Diko dies after being put on oxygen

Family urged to follow Covid-19 protocols at funeral of suspended presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko’s husband

By Aphiwe Deklerk and Lulamile Feni
4 min read
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After a truly testing year, the matric pass rate is down but not out

Minister Angie Motshekga and other education stakeholders are satisfied, despite a 5.1% drop in the pass rate

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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First-year students won’t be cut any slack, but they will get support

SA universities are mindful of the tough Covid-related learning conditions their new intakes have been through

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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State to hire 6,000 vaccinators to fix ‘teething issues’ after chaos

Logistical plans for the rollout come as health workers’ fears at missing jab leads to chaos at inoculation site

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Doctor’s Covid-19 vaccine diary gives SA a shot of hope and humour

Since being vaccinated, the Pretoria-based woman is documenting her journey to dispel myths about jabs

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Old wounds reopen for Pule’s family as her alleged killer appears in court

Ntuthuko Ntokozo Shoba was arrested on Thursday after a friend said he had been hired to kill the pregnant woman

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
2 min read
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Women seek court’s mercy after ‘rapist’s five-year reign of terror’

A 28-year-old alleged serial rapist will go on trial on Thursday, charged with 16 counts of rape between 2013 and 2018

Orrin Singh
Reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Jailing Zuma could lock the truth away

Imprisoning him would prove the criminal justice system works, but it wouldn’t help Zondo get the full picture

3 min read
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In space no-one can hear me scream at my TV, so ...

While we’re being depressed by the antics of our politicians, scientists are quietly performing miracles every day

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 23 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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White hate groups are now a global threat, warns UN chief

Antonio Guterres also warned about the power and abuse of digital platforms and called for stronger legislation

By Michelle Nichols
1 min read
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Living la vida locust: startup turns pest into protein and profit in Kenya

A project is making animal feed and fertiliser from the surging swarms breeding misery in East Africa

By Baz Ratner
2 min read
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Triumph is in the pink after dentist gets his teeth into prosthetics

An orphaned koala, born with only three feet, now has a spring in his step, thanks to an Australian dentist

By Cordelia Hsu
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The rest of us make the news

Exhibition by Eloise Schoeman and Marnus Strydom tells stories not about ‘Big People but The Rest of Us’

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

Rupert’s just wild about Oscar

‘To the End of the World’ is a delicious new memoir from actor Rupert Everett

By Michele Magwood
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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With plenty of support, Motsepe is tote favourite for Caf top job

Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe’s bid for the Caf presidency set to hit the home straight this week

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
1 min read
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SA-born tennis boss helps Oz Open beat the odds to lay out Covid blueprint

Successful Australian Open shows the world sporting events of this magnitude can happen despite the pandemic

By Nick Mulvenney
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Lara batters Proteas in Bloem with unbeaten ton

Today in SA sports history: February 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE