Wednesday, April 7 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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SACP red-cards corruption as it backs Cyril on step aside ruling

The announcement by the ANC’s ally will give Ramaphosa a considerable boost in his fight for control of his party

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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DA MP arrested for attempted murder and discharging firearm

Charges likely to be withdrawn after alleged domestic fracas that saw politician enduring a humiliating cop van journey

By Asanda Nini
3 min read
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Is this the man who can at last save CSA from itself?

Respected advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza vows to lead the cricket body ‘in the right direction’ as transformation ombud

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
4 min read
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State pension money invested in ‘questionable’ Congo palm oil company

SA’s involvement in the business, which is accused of human rights violations, is described as ‘highly inappropriate’

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Pianist, sport champ, med student ... and author

The jack of all trades can now add a published book to his long list of skills and achievements

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Ready, aim, click: rangers get ‘shot’ as free photos highlight their work

Rangers ‘do more than people think’, and a new project wants to show every bit of their crucial work

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
2 min read
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New hope for 25% of the world’s HIV-exposed but uninfected children

Fresh study hopes to determine why these SA youngsters have poorer health outcomes than their unexposed peers

4 min read
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Jobless dad ‘poisoned toddler rather than let her starve’

Made destitute by lockdown, his partner says he is on the run after trying to ‘save’ his family from desperate poverty

4 min read
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Unlike apps that purport to upside your head before they do it in

According to a new research report, 90% of women say they use a filter or edit their photos before posting

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | A desperate Zuma is playing the blame game

It is alarming to consider that these are the rantings of a man who was at the helm of SA for nine years

3 min read
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Why and how we should talk about race

We need a framework drawn from a constellation of contributions

By Yacoob Abba Omar
3 min read

Why ranking employees by performance backfires

The ‘forced distribution’ model used by many companies is an outdated idea that should be scrapped

By Sarah O’Connor
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 7 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Europe’s third wave: ‘It’s spreading fast and it’s spreading everywhere’

Hospitals fill up across the continent as new variant proliferates and vaccine shortages bite

By Victor Mallet, John Burn-Murdoch, Guy Chazan, Michael Peel, Davide Ghiglione, Valerie Hopkins, James Shotter and Ian Mount
5 min read

WitchTok: how the occult became big online

The pandemic has proven a fertile moment for the magical, and it is finding a home on social media

By Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan
4 min read

Jordanian intrigue points to outside meddling

Arrest of officials with foreign ties suggests ‘plot’ against king goes beyond former crown prince

By David Gardner
3 min read

Macron faces test of character as Le Pen’s popularity grows

A far-right victory in the EU’s second-biggest economy would have huge consequences

By Victor Mallet
12 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

SA blends emerge from the shadows

Wine blends are thriving on new-found respect and some of the best loved wines are made of a range of varietals

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Tashas looks to widen its horizons

After a successful foray into the UAE, it is now targeting other overseas markets

By Adele Shevel
10 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Kolisi pays tribute to another SA sporting legend

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi makes moving gesture for Covid-stricken legendary SA swimmer Geoff Grylls

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Natural order restored as spectators return to Augusta National

The first Major of the year sees a return to some form of normality as fans return to the fabled Augusta course

By Andrew Both
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE