Tuesday, March 30 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘Insurgents moved from house to house shooting and beheading people’

Pilots and ships rescue thousands trapped by Mozambican rebels, but there are fears for others’ safety

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
7 min read
Ideas FREE

We simply can’t let Zuma be a law unto himself

The ex-president’s stance is threatening SA’s democracy and everything Nelson Mandela believed in

5 min read
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Ever Taking: even if Ace is never captain, it’s still a sinking ship

If it’s true that the RET faction is fading out, it will be a relief but only a temporary one

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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EDITORIAL | Never mind vaccines – and us. All the ANC cares about is itself

Instead of debating the all-important Covid vaccine rollout, the ANC spent much of its NEC in a power struggle

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Apologies don’t pay bills, Nathi. Just fix the arts funding debacle

Minister Mthethwa blames the National Arts Council for the crisis, but that doesn’t help SA’s starving artists

By Kgaugelo Masweneng, Leonie Wagner, Mpumzi Zuzile and Paul Ash
6 min read
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WATCH | A last Covid catch-up with Salim Abdool Karim

The professor says his decision to quit has nothing to do with conflict and everything to do with research

By Orrin Singh and Zama Luthuli
1 min read
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PODCAST | How a year of lockdown has rewired our brains

It has been a year since the land fell quiet and we have since seen fundamental changes to our psyches

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

Stop farming your ego or there’ll be no end to pandemics

Dr Adam Cruise’s ‘It’s Not About the Bats’ highlights the role of humans in the creation of pandemics

By John Harvey
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 30 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Africa’s richest woman says she was targeted in ‘personal vendetta’

Isabel dos Santos cites secret recordings in court filing as she says Angolan president targeted her

By Joseph Cotterill and Jane Croft
3 min read

Derek Chauvin trial: the ‘clear challenges’ prosecutors face in cop cases

The video of George Floyd’s death that captured the world’s attention will be just one factor in jurors’ decision

By Claire Bushey
5 min read

US gun control activists hope this time will be different

Democratic lawmakers see opening in weakened NRA and popular support for background checks

By Lauren Fedor
5 min read
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Chips are down for appliance makers as shortage leaves them spinning

The dearth of components which has affected car and gadget makers is now leaving other companies in the lurch

By Josh Horwitz
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Many a Shanghai surprise: the story the Communists want to forget

Jonathan Kaufman’s ‘The Last Kings of Shanghai’ delves into the fascinating Sassoon and Kadoorie dynasties

By Michele Magwood
4 min read

How to serve a tiebreak at adversity’s grand slams

Richard Sutton’s ‘Stressproof’ aims to help people find calm in the storm, using professional tennis as an analogy

By David Gorin
4 min read

These collections are bang on the money

Accidents of history have spurred on some of these remarkable collections being auctioned by Strauss & Co

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Ntseki mans up and takes Bafana disappointment on the chin

Coach Ntseki after Bafana’s failure to qualify for Afcon: ‘Things like this do happen in football and we own up’

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
2 min read
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Round one to Hamilton but Red Bull’s Verstappen is lurking

Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton takes season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix as Max Verstappen settles for second spot

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Bafana outgun Botswana in penalty shoot-out

Today in SA sports history: March 30

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE