Tuesday, March 16 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Joburg streets on fire again as students’ anger at Blade burns

Minister says state can’t afford to clear historical debt or support zero-percent fee increment for 2021

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
5 min read
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Supra cross: ‘I will NOT vote for DA motion in the form of a panel report’

ANC MP Supra Mahumapelo says unless the party has changed tack, he will not support the Mkhwebane motion

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read
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Doctor with cancer fights to the death for assisted suicide

Palliative care specialist uses years caring for terminal patients and own cancer battle to strengthen her case

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
8 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Black day: widow stands up for her rights as village turns against her

ANCWL intervenes after Fikile Mlaba is asked to leave village for refusing to wear black to mourn husband’s death

By Mluleki Mdletshe
4 min read
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‘Zuma’s threat to rule of law requires urgent ConCourt intervention’

Counsel for state capture commission says former president’s refusal to obey order is no ordinary case of contempt

By FRANNY RABKIN
2 min read
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A giant that’s part of our heritage is waking up and wants you on his back

A R4bn development plan is being rolled out at iSimangaliso, with ‘keen interest’ from prospective investors

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Eggs-periment tricks crafty crows from plundering endangered species

Booby-trapped eggs have helped the survival rate in nests along the west coast

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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If MPs vote against Nkabinde report they will betray their oath of office

The public protector is a danger to her office and MPs have a duty to protect the constitution and enforce democracy

3 min read
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Mogoeng the standout in a week of one right royal mess after another

The icing on the cake was Duduzane Zuma announcing that he is ready to lead the ANC into a bright new era

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

The path to the post-Covid city

A year of the pandemic has laid bare the flaws of our cities. Here’s how to make them healthier, cheaper and happier

By Simon Kuper
10 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 16 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Indian vaccine makers decry US use of wartime powers to protect supplies

Pharmaceutical chiefs say world production is threatened by US Defense Production Act

By Stephanie Findlay and Donato Paolo Mancini
3 min read
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Breastfeeding? Tough: Hong Kong’s lockdown nightmare

The city is separating parents and children and forcing them into facilities with little to no amenities

By Farah Master
3 min read

Mozambique looks to private sector in war against Islamists

Despite outrage over abuses, the president has turned to South African companies to support army

By Joseph Cotterill
5 min read

Hydrogen-powered planes: pie in the sky?

Many challenges still to be overcome if technology is to contribute to 2050 goals on emissions

By Peggy Hollinger
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Nowhere to hide: SA art expos you can’t miss

These five must-sees include new work by Brett Murray, Gillian Condy and ceramic artist Zizipho Poswa

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

What pagans, Putin and the Volga say about Russia

A mighty river and nationalist myths loom large in fascinating history books by Janet M Hartley and Mark Galeotti

By Tony Barber
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Into the Lions’ den: rugby legend supports Boks playing in UK

Ex-captain Martin Johnson says while the Lions would prefer a ‘normal’ tour, playing in the UK seems the best option

By George Byron
2 min read
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Flying Dutchman Verstappen fastest in testing, Mercedes have work to do

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen sets the pace at Formula One testing in Bahrain, Lewis Hamilton off to a slow start

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read
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Blast from the past: SA’s relay juggernaut storms to gold in Melbourne

Today in SA sports history: March 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE