Tuesday, March 23 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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The ANC’s credo is ‘the more the merrier’, but where’s the quality?

For Ramaphosa to implement his reform agenda, he needs to distinguish between the ANC and the state

4 min read
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OBITUARY | Jimmy Abbott didn’t always box clever, but he played hard

The heavyweight, who has died, was one of SA’s biggest sports personalities during the 1970s and 1980s

By Chris Barron
5 min read
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ANALYSIS | Suddenly no one knows Gupta pal Essa. Let’s look at the evidence

Five notable events show how the businessman influenced Eskom’s direction in the family’s favour

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
6 min read
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Cyril can vax lyrical as much as he wants, but SA knows it’s hot air

At the rate the rollout is going under DD Mabuza, Eskom will be fixed long before most of us get vaccinated

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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SA Navy ramps up Moz Channel patrols as insurgents use sea for attacks

US Special Forces to train Mozambican marines to counter growing regional terrorism threat

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Magufuli: bold and efficient, with a dangerous penchant for populism

Ramaphosa left on Monday to attend the Tanzanian president’s funeral. What will the late leader’s legacy be?

By David E Kiwuwa
4 min read
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Private sector wants in on SA’s vaccine rollout

There is growing frustration from SA businesses that want to get involved for the safety of employees and customers

By Nick Wilson, Jane Steinacker and Alex Patrick
5 min read
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Who is the SA-born billionaire behind the ‘game-changer’ Covid pill?

Patrick Soon-Shiong is a SA-American transplant surgeon, businessman, bioscientist and media mogul

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Our human rights track record, past and present, is dismal

Those advocating for Human Rights Day to be changed to Sharpeville Day have missed the point

2 min read
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Mantashe’s ‘power ships’ set to sail, but will they hit the rocks?

Analysts say these ‘power ships’ are an excellent short-term solution but do not solve our long-term energy problems

Carol Paton
Editor at large
7 min read
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Customers shouldn’t go the extra mile for online retailers

There is so much competition in the online space now, and suppliers cannot afford to let down buyers

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 23 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Seduce, then outmanoeuvre: Netanyahu prepares to repeat his trick

Israeli PM goes into tight elections after weakening reluctant coalition partner Benny Gantz

By Mehul Srivastava
5 min read
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‘Very few of us survive’: Mexico’s silent killer takes backseat to Covid

Pandemic has slowed the country’s already limited testing for another disease that is fatal without early detection

By Christine Murray
5 min read

Trump to return to social media with own platform, adviser says

Jason Miller claims ex-president is setting up media venture after being banned from Twitter

By Aime Williams
2 min read

Professional services face losing junior staff to burnout

Mental health problems on the rise as Covid brings greater workloads coupled with a shift to solitary working

By Kate Beioley
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What Christo Wiese learnt from Steinhoff

A new edition of Pieter du Toit’s ‘The Stellenbosch Mafia’ looks at the fallout between Johann Rupert and Christo Wiese

By Pieter du Toit
4 min read

Doves of peace or just pigeons?

Lwandiso Njara’s exhibition wrestles with the physical-digital conundrum in the Covid-19 straitjacket

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Coach Notoane assesses SA under-23s at Durban training camp

His focus is on centre back position as team continues preparation for Tokyo Olympics

By Tiisetso Malepa
2 min read
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United’s Solskjaer now banking on Europa League to end trophy drought

Manchester United need to win some silverware soon to keep their fans happy

By Martyn Herman
3 min read
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Blast from the past: LJ van Zyl strides to Commonwealth gold in Melbourne

Today in SA sports history: March 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE