Wednesday, March 31 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Don’t worry, vaccine programme is on track: Ramaphosa, Mkhize

Health minister says negotiations on procurement are ‘complete’, with signing of the agreements in the next 48 hours

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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Alcohol isn’t the problem, the ANC government is

As Easter approaches, the powers that be have made irrational and contradictory decisions regarding the pandemic

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Ace aside, these are the ANC bigwigs who could be hit by ‘step aside’ rule

Zandile Gumede, Mike Mabuyakhulu, Danny Msiza, Olly Mlamleli, Zukiswa Ncitha, Sindisiwa Gomba and on it goes

3 min read
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Don’t blame ‘vaccine apartheid’ for the roll-out mess, Cyril

It’s inexplicable that vaccines such the AstraZeneca that could have been used as a stopgap have been spurned

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Moz: ‘There are so many beheaded bodies out there’

Harrowing tales of the siege in Palma are beginning to emerge as survivors of the attack reach safety

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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No such thing as a ‘quiet exit’ for veteran news anchor

The president operated on Noxolo Grootboom’s time on Tuesday night – proof of the respect she commands

By Kyle Zeeman and Deepika Naidoo
3 min read
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‘Dubious relationship with truth’ gets eThekwini top boss barred from work

Magistrate paints a grim tale of dodgy tenders and political gain as he imposes harsher conditions on Sipho Nzuza

7 min read
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Pfizer jab stops Covid transmission, not just disease: new studies

However, unlike vaccines that use more traditional technology, mRNA vaccines are expensive and cold-chain heavy

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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She got SA’s first Covid lung transplant ... just after giving birth

‘I was told I had been in a coma for two months and that I had a lung transplant’

Aron Hyman
Reporter
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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When will Safa’s suits take responsibility for Bafana’s own goals?

It beggars belief that while coaches get fired, head honchos never take a bullet for their shameless mediocrity

4 min read
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Teens tell of sex abuse by other teens. It makes for harrowing reading

A website has given UK teenagers a forum to air their experiences. It’s been called the ‘#MeToo movement’ for schools

By Estelle Shirbon
3 min read
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‘I’m not ashamed that I wear a uniform’: school pupil means business at 50

The Nigerian businesswoman juggles school and work while dealing with the stigma

By Seun Sanni
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – March 31 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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‘It is too late, God’: Holocaust poetry confronts ...

Jewish genocide lawyer, son of Holocaust survivors, confronts the past with poetry

By Philip Pullella
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The Cape’s original ‘geek’ wine crescendoed earlier than thought

This is the legend behind the newly launched Taaibosch Crescendo 2018

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Food for thought from a top SA chef who’s taking things personally

Franco Buys lost the use of his leg, but that wasn’t going to stop him losing sight of a long-held dream

By Janine Walker
4 min read

Sin+Tax bar makes perfectly sober decision to reopen in a pandemic

Not only does it now have a courtyard and small kitchen, it’s taking non-alcoholic cocktails to the next level

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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After yet another failure, what the hell is going on with Safa?

Bafana have flattered to deceive and failed to hit the high notes. Safa’s ‘Vision 2022’ seems a mere pipe dream

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Back on track: Olympic champ Van Niekerk wins confidence-boosting sprint

Easing his way back from injury, Wayde van Niekerk wins 200m shoot-out in style

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Top SA players to make a dash for cash during Pakistan series

Indian Premier League millions rob Proteas of their best players for Pakistan white-ball series

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Last swing of the bat for Hansie

Today in SA sports history: March 31

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE