Tuesday, March 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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More allegations of impropriety at Eskom after ‘irregular appointment’

A contractor is said to have tried to get an Eskom subsidiary to appoint a service provider through the back door

Sabelo Skiti
Investigative journalist
5 min read
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Not so peachy: panel says parliament should impeach Mkhwebane

Findings point out numerous examples of the embattled public protector’s ‘sustained incompetence’

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read
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No, I didn’t work with Salim Essa in service of Guptas, says ex-Eskom exec

Matshela Koko is said to have shared confidential information with Essa via a disputed e-mail address

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Fly-by-night advisers landed SA in state capture quagmire, says Mbalula

Checks and balances endorsed by transport minister as he introduces new Prasa CEO Zolani Kgosie Matthews

3 min read
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Tshegofatso Pule murder: Shoba claims innocence, fears for his life

Accused’s lawyer, seeking R2,000 bail, says death threats are circulating on social media and in prison

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
4 min read
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KZN locks down local tourism, business and foreign travel not so much

The province’s tourism body is trying to fuel the industry by reminding people what it has to offer

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Gnu dawn, gnu facts: wildebeest study gives more insight into sleep

The ungulate is one of many animals being looked at in a greater study on why we sleep and how human sleep works

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Mkhwebane’s removal is long overdue. SA deserves better

Public protector may be bestowed dubious honour as SA’s first head of a Chapter 9 institution to get impeached

2 min read
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Stop DA bus, I want to get off at the rational centre

Sorry, John, but for starters, a coalition with Cyril isn’t going to happen if the ANC drops below 50% nationally

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Mboweni’s uncompromising budget deserves more credit

The 2021 budget marks a shift from the tax-and-spend stance of the past decade to a cut-and-save era

Claire Bisseker
Economics writer
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Europe’s AstraZeneca stockpile mounts as citizens snub jab

Emmanuel Macron forced to extol its virtues after efficacy doubts and adverse publicity damped trust

By Leila Abboud in Paris and Daniel Dombey in Madrid
4 min read
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‘Diseased, adulterous terrorists: that’s who’s in our training centres’

This is how China describes detained Uighur women who have accused the country of human rights violations

By Cate Cadell
4 min read
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First day on the job for WTO’s Okonjo-Iweala, who’s no fish out of water

Over-fishing and vaccine rollouts are top priorities for first female and first African leader of the organisation

By Emma Farge
1 min read

Private jets can cut health risks — but add reputational ones

The elite increasingly find flying private attractive, but possible public backlash will force companies to be discreet

By Michael Skapinker
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

BOOK EXTRACT | Power tips for a new kind of African leader

Book by University of Johannesburg vice-chancellor Tshilidzi Marwala offers  new vision for the 21st-century leader

By Tshilidzi Marwala
7 min read

South South heads everywhere to shift the global art market

New platform aims to redress an imbalance in the art world and provide an alternative art history

By James Sey
4 min read

‘Nomadland’ gets the show on the road at the Golden Globes

Netflix shines at the awards as movie about van dwellers bags movie honours amid calls for diversity

By Jill Serjeant
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Getting the needle: Blake would say no to Tokyo rather than take the jab

Sprinter Yohan Blake says he would rather miss Olympics than get Covid-19 vaccine, though it is not compulsory

By Rory Carroll
1 min read
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Solskjaer admits United need more goals, especially in the ‘big games’

The Manchester United manager backs goal-shy striker Anthony Martial to come good

By Reuters
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE