Wednesday, February 24 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘I was expecting a bloodbath.’ It is a bloodbath, Angie!

For a number of reasons, including political interference, the results are unlikely to reflect actual academic outcomes

4 min read
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Tito must stare down SA’s ugly fiscal vista or get a change of scenery

The country is building a mountain of debt that is much less scenic than the finance minister’s idyllic hideout

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Cyril needs to mobilise ANC branches or enforce step-aside decision fast

If the president rests on his laurels, the Magashule/Zuma faction could well topple him

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Did Netcare 911 chopper blade fall apart?

‘African Pilot’ editor says it’s most likely one of the four blades disintegrated. The question is why

By Iavan Pijoos
4 min read
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He bunked to feed needy ... and got 9 distinctions

After a man he had known for years looked as if he was dying last year, Zaid Essop knew he had to do something

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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BUDGET PREVIEW | ‘Forget saving SOEs. SA needs funds for vaccine rollout’

The DA and Cosatu agree this should be Mboweni’s top priority when he delivers the budget on Wednesday

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
2 min read
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They were in the driving seat but now Uber may have to pay for alles

Class action looms against Uber to grant SA drivers sick leave, leave pay, UIF and paid overtime

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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Forgotten freshwater fish need to be brought back from the brink

Freshwater biodiversity has been neglected over the years, to the extent that many species are critically endangered

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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PODCAST | Justice for Kopano: A mother’s dream

Episode five of 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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High numbers dropping maths don’t add up

Another area of concern is the education department’s progression policy doesn’t seem to be working

3 min read

Xigera, the Versailles of the African bush

An exclusive first look at Botswana’s grand new safari camp, a spectacular monument to a travel industry tycoon

By David Pilling
11 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – February 24 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Covid vaccines slash risk of infection, illness and death, UK studies find

Research provides scientific support for government’s roadmap out of lockdown

By Clive Cookson and Anna Gross
5 min read
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Facebook ‘refriends’ Australia, but needs a like from parliament

The two have reached agreement on Google’s news dominance. Now it’s up to both houses of parliament to decide

By Colin Packham and Byron Kaye
3 min read

Cancún squall washes over Ted Cruz

ANALYSIS | Ill-advised trip to Mexico during extreme weather crisis unlikely to dent career of Texan senator

By Courtney Weaver
3 min read
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Yamani, the man who turned Saudis into kings of crude

The former oil minister’s career was remarkable as a commoner in a society dominated by the royal family

By Rania El Gamal
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

For many, a tiny Free State town offers an escape from the rat race

Burnt-out city slickers find peace in the quaint but eclectic hamlet of Rosendal

By Lesley Stones
6 min read

A taste of tashas: create café culture at home with Natasha Sideris

Pretend you’re eating out with the new tashas inspired cookbook

By Graham Wood
1 min read

Rangelands get even more meat on their bones

Award-winning conservationist tackles the challenge of rangeland degradation in communal lands

By Hilary Biiller
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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How two Bok siblings extended rare brotherhood to the enemy

What are the chances that two rugby players from the same family could display such acts of compassion on the field?

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Cutting ties: no Super Rugby for SA teams in the foreseeable future

Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos says Super Rugby is looking to ‘reboot’ itself after SA rugby’s departure

By George Byron
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Gilchrist leads onslaught as Aussies thrash SA

Today in SA sports history: February 24

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE