Thursday, March 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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This is how to break the student debt stalemate

It reportedly stands at more than R9bn, but there are ways to address the crisis and avoid the harmful, annual dance

4 min read
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Wednesday. Just another day in the septic tank SA has become

A passerby-killed in the Wits protest, 15 years for theft, yet Fikile, Bheki and Ace soldier on. When will it end?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Police brutality won’t stop us, say students protesting over fees

Shocking scenes of police violence play out in Braamfontein as Wits students attempt to stage a peaceful fees protest

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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ANALYSIS | Molefe lost his slugfest in the end

Molefe came out swinging at the state capture inquiry, but lost on points after a gruelling five days

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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ANC, AfriForum are in a conspiracy to ‘eliminate’ me, says Malema

He calls the state’s case ‘dismal’, adding it wants ‘to get Malema and Ndlozi guilty through any means necessary’

3 min read
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Third wave is on its way, so let’s learn from the past to ride it out: MSF

Medical humanitarian body says hospitals that were overwhelmed in the first and second waves must be better prepared

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Stock up on hoses because it’s unlikely Jozi will be able to help in a fire

With only four to seven fire trucks and 1,244 working ambulances for 5,5 million people, the city is ill-equipped

3 min read
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Shelling out for mussels? Something in your dish may seem a bit fishy

Researchers say we are consuming microplastics when eating the molluscs, posing a health risk

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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SA will pay a heavy toll if it ignores fees issue

The student tuition situation is a tinder box and the police’s bull in a china shop tactics will only make it worse

3 min read
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I rather like my leaves the right way up, thanks

Which brings me to the question many have asked: how does one know if one has aphantasia?

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Pandemic blamed for falling birth rates across much of Europe

Sharp declines in babies being born nine months or more from lockdowns in France, Italy and Spain

By Victor Mallet, Daniel Dombey and Martin Arnold
4 min read
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‘I still don’t believe Meghan’: Piers Morgan as he says goodbye to TV

The axed presenter says he still stands by his criticism of the duchess after the Oprah interview

By Estelle Shirbon
2 min read

Oprah interview shows broadcast TV can still make a splash in streaming era

Meghan and Harry exclusive harks back to the time celebrity sit-downs were a staple for networks

By Anna Nicolaou
4 min read
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Albatross is the flavour as faceplanting bird video goes viral

And, no, Monty Python had nothing to do with this one. It was caught by New Zealand’s Royal Albatross Cam

By Pola Grzanka and Stefica Nicol Bikes
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Big five roam among Garden Route fynbos

The fynbos-clad hills of the fabulous Gondwana Game Reserve make for a safari unlike any other

By Richard Brown
6 min read

Louis Vuitton vs Chanel: do we scent a rivalry?

Étoile Filante and Le Lion De Chanel are two new fragrances to add to your collection

By Nokubonga Thusi
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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It’s the age of uncertainty at struggling Chiefs

A host of Kaizer Chiefs’ footballers are playing for their futures and it’s up to them to make themselves irreplaceable

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Three years, three Euro failures: What now for Ronaldo and Juventus?

‘Betrayed by Ronaldo’ was the headline in Italy after Juventus’s exit to Porto in the Champions League

By Alasdair Mackenzie
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Bungu royally outboxed by the Prince

Today in SA sports history: March 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE