Friday, April 9 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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ANALYSIS | Factionalism will triumph, despite ANCYL task team’s unity vow

It hasn’t spared the women’s league or military vets' association, so why would it be different for the youth league?

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Holocaust and effect: ineptitude, not evil, made Dr Lushaba say that

This isn’t about a rabid genocide denier but just a guy who hadn’t bothered to read through his lecture notes

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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‘Adam Habib is no racist. He should be reinstated without delay’

The self-righteous cannot be allowed to act as thought police or diversity, knowledge and culture will be stifled

By Thuli Madonsela, Justice Malala, Palesa Morudu and Barney Pityana
5 min read
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SA will achieve Covid-19 herd immunity ‘within a year’: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister says government believes it will achieve target of vaccinating up to 270,000 citizens a day

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Holiday chalet’s owner liable for drowning of small child in flood

A decade after their three-year-old son disappeared in flood water, a couple has finally received justice

4 min read
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SA fencer Nomvula Mbatha is en garde for a stab at her Olympic dream

The young woman is off to the Olympic zonal qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt, this month after a year of hard training

By Ofentse Ratsie
2 min read
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Alcohol curbs ‘led to big dip in Cape’s Easter weekend crash toll’

During the weekend before Easter, when there was no alcohol ban, there were 19% more road collisions, says report

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Trauma cases dropped 60% … but not because of booze ban: research

New data show that countries that did not ban alcohol had the same reduction in hospital admissions

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Hurtful utterances do nothing but reverse SA’s gains

Academics should not shy away from controversial debate, but they must avoid upsetting remarks

3 min read
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PODCAST | How 15% electricity tariff hike has zapped consumers

Robert Gwerengwe, FNB middle-market segment CEO, talks about the impact of power price hikes on SA consumers

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

The man who helped make ordinary Africans’ voices heard

Gyimah-Boadi’s Afrobarometer has worked to energise civil society and make the case for better government

By David Pilling
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 9 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Man murders wife, props her corpse on sofa as kids open Christmas gifts

Californian William Wallace is facing a 15-year sentence after beating his wife to death

By Steve Gorman
1 min read
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Scientists all at sea in bid to save ocean meadows that could save us

They 'store more than twice as much carbon as forests do', but we are losing a soccer field’s worth every 30 minutes

By Alessandra Prentice and Christophe Van Der Perre
4 min read
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Relief for poor nations welcomed, but it creates a ‘ticking time-bomb’

SDRs, repayment holidays are one thing, mounting interest that sucks up their revenue is another, say experts

By Marc Jones
3 min read

Not OK, computer: music streaming’s diversity problem

‘If you look at Spotify’s top 10 most popular artists of 2020, only two are women’

By Gillian Tett
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

SA film and TV make waves overseas

‘Moffie’ and ‘Snail and the Whale’ continue their triumphant runs around the world

By Kevin Kriedemann
6 min read

A minute with ‘Moffie’ director Oliver Hermanus

The auteur behind the acclaimed South African film addresses racism and homophobia

By Reuters
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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It’s becoming all too familiar after another series loss

The Proteas were in trouble long before Mark Boucher took over, but have they improved under him?

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Safa want local: technical committee hope to lure Mosimane back

If he is not available to be Bafana coach, Komphela, Tinkler and McCarthy could come into the reckoning

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read
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City host unpredictable Leeds, while Spurs tackle in-form United

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures

By Reuters
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Gary Player rolls back the clock to win US Masters

Today in SA sports history: April 9

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE