Wednesday, March 17 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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With no political protection, Mkhwebane’s days are numbered

So much for Ace Magashule’s prediction that ANC MPs would not vote for a motion sponsored by the opposition

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
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Cut to the chase, Blade, or varsity shutdown will continue

The minister is meeting universities, with Sasco expecting feedback on Wednesday

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Latrine horror: ‘This devil should not be allowed near children’

An Eastern Cape principal has been arrested after allegedly sending a pupil down a pit latrine to retrieve a cellphone

3 min read
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Too late he cried: ‘EFF had chance to review CR17 bank records and blew it’

Criticism of how CR17 bank records were sealed ‘unfair’, high court hears

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Boredom leads to bright spark: SA coffee firelighters ignite interest in Oz

‘It was just something to keep me busy and to stop my wife from killing me,’ says Cape entrepreneur Kai Casson

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read
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EXPLAINER | Seven reasons why Eskom is in so much trouble

Debt, theft and defects – these are just some of the issues that will keep load-shedding with us for a while

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Plush suburb’s residents raise a stink about leaking sewage

They are up in arms about a flawed sewerage station and municipal ‘disobedience’

3 min read
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Are Durban ratepayers forking out for a taxi incentive white elephant?

The council approved R202m for the project, but there is no system in place for commuters to rate driver behaviour

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | There goes yet another pupil’s dignity down the toilet

A government that allows schools to have pit latrines is as much to blame as the principal

3 min read
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The simple truth is that the ANC has been in power too long

It’s been proven that lengthy incumbencies lead to parties imploding. The pity is that SA citizens are the losers

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
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PODCAST | Graeme Smith is the captain of our cricketing future

Can SA’s cricket team return to the top? Peter Bruce talks to leading cricket commentator Neil Manthorp

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 17 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Israelis hope lockdown is over — permanently

High vaccination rates have helped to loosen pandemic curbs, but there are fears some are here to stay

By Mehul Srivastava
3 min read
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Kenyan women escape sex-for-fish trap thanks to a ray of sunshine

Solar-powered lamps have made all the difference with economic and health benefits

By Kagondu Njagi
5 min read
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The road to Damascus is littered with hunger and economic potholes

Anger simmers over Syria’s economic collapse, but Assad, on course to win elections, blames Western sanctions

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi
6 min read

Football video game addicts try and kick the habit

Fifa Ultimate Team players know they are being drawn in by algorithms designed to provide bursts of satisfaction

By Dave Lee
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Trouble was fermenting in the wine industry long before lockdown

The loss of more than 2,000 growers and full extent of uncontracted stock cannot be blamed fully on the pandemic

By Michael Fridjhon
6 min read

Stick it up, man, because this eatery is firing ... all the way from Japan

Peter Tempelhoff's latest venture takes the form of a dark kitchen, delivering traditional Japanese street food

By Steve Steinfeld
2 min read

Get in on the post-lockdown great escape to SA’s ‘adventure capital’

South Africans finally have some choice when it comes to getting away, and where better than Mossel Bay?

By Mimi Finestone
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Wenger calls for World Cup every two years, radical calendar changes

Scrap all the meaningless competitions and consolidate the major ones, says the former Arsenal manager

By Simon Evans
2 min read
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ATP’s revised ranking system makes no sense: Zverev

Despite not having played for more than a year, Roger Federer is still ranked sixth, above the 23-year-old Zverev

By Sudipto Ganguly
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE