Wednesday, March 24 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Fuel load error on SAA vaccine flight weighs heavily in probe

Civil Aviation Authority to probe how ‘severe incident’ occurred and why SAA took three weeks to alert it

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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State’s charges paint damning picture of ex-Durban mayor

Zandile Gumede and 21 co-accused face almost 3,000 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
6 min read
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Matric balls-up: four top pupils’ dreams almost sunk by ‘technical error’

Universities were sent results that were missing their maths marks – some of the best in the Free State

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Adapt or die: side hustles key to keeping roof over heads and families fed

Thinking out the box and having multiple jobs is proving, for many, the only way to survive lockdown and a flat economy

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I can’t afford R95,000 a month: ex-president

He says judge in interim maintenance hearing misjudged his finances and he can only pay R20,000

3 min read
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The ‘best’ vaccine: how does Pfizer fare against the others?

The brand approved for emergency use in SA wins for efficacy but loses for the dosing regimen

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read
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‘Cops were amazing’: Family happy as lodge owner murder suspect is nabbed

Four months after fatal KZN shooting, suspected killer was about to flee across Moz border when he was arrested

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read
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Delivery scooters are lifeline for SA’s jobless

One organisation is doing its bit to propel South Africans out of unemployment and onto delivery bikes

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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It should be heaven. After four years of almost no water, it’s hell

KZN South Coast residents livid as there are still no answers to why they have to live without water for weeks at a time

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Bury oppressive ‘rules’ and wasteful expenses with the king

One of the issues fresh from the funeral of King Zwelithini is why he needed to be buried only by men

3 min read
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SAPS crisis: innovation is in shackles and poor leadership runs rampant

Government must move beyond this disaster and failure of thinking and reorient policing towards a people-centred model

By David Africa
8 min read
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Beware! Experts expect third wave to hit by end of March

With a third coronavirus wave certain to hit within weeks, experts call for a concerted awareness drive

By Prof Azwinndini Muronga and Prof Darelle van Greunen
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 24 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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‘We are fugitives now’: meet Myanmar’s secret civilian lawmakers

A body set up by deposed officials is part of an unprecedented struggle for control following the February coup

By Poppy McPherson
8 min read
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Rio Tinto just paying lip service, say indigenous Australians

Mining giant pledges better communication with aboriginal groups as investors monitor the industry closely

By Melanie Burton and Rashmi Ashok
2 min read
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The big picture: the world’s largest canvas painting sells for $62m

Artist’s aim was to raise $30m for charities by auctioning the 1,800m² canvas in sections. Then a bidder showed up

By Abdelhadi Ramahi and Lisa Barrington
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Vertical tastings trace how Cape wine has evolved

Colmant’s Blanc de Blanc and Forrester’s FMC have attained icon status

By Michael Fridjhon
4 min read

No rest for the wickedly rich

Starting with Montenegro, Siro resorts are looking to fill a void in the fitness and wellness hospitality industry

By Nikki Ekstein
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Abbott played a ‘big’ role in SA boxing’s golden era

Jimmy Abbott might not have fought for the SA heavyweight title, but he certainly coulda’ been a contender

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Brave British Lions set to hunt Springboks in SA

Commitment made to deliver the money-spinning British and Irish Lions tour in SA as planned

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Farouk Khan: Why once-mighty Kaizer Chiefs have gone into decline

Former title-winning assistant coach believes Amakhosi need to go back to their roots to bring back the glory days

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE