Monday, April 12 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Cyril is playing the patience game, and we just have to go along

President Ramaphosa’s reforms have not met the time frame targets he’s promised, but he’s in it for the long haul

4 min read
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OBITUARY | At the struggle’s forefront, Graeme Bloch was a shining beacon

He helped form the End Conscription Campaign and was part of the launch of the United Democratic Front

By Chris Barron
6 min read
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ANALYSIS | Frelimo’s gamble on gas turns out to be a Total loss

It thought gas would secure a wealthy future, but that dream was shattered by attacks that sent an energy giant packing

By Joseph Hanlon
7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Science doesn’t dig graffiti as it destroys evidence of ancient life

‘Education, awareness key to saving evidence of human, animal life dating back hundreds of thousands of years’

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
6 min read
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Consumers ditch the sweet life after sour taste of sugar tax bites

Study finds that since the introduction of a ‘sugar tax’, sales of sugar-sweetened beverages have dropped

Orrin Singh
Reporter
2 min read
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Joburg’s ‘unreasonable’ tariff hike will hit pockets hard, warn experts

The proposed increases will force the people who use the least amount of electricity to pay more

2 min read
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Cape Town shisanyama reignites despite Covid-19 dousing the flames

With help from Diageo SA, Sindile Kama and many others in the hospitality industry are turning things around

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Too late for neighbours to start caring about Moz now

Soon the ripple effects of both Mozambique’s and the SADC’s careless attitudes will be felt

2 min read
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Is it really a loan provider, or a borrowed label to deceive?

Yap Yap operates as a ‘price comparative platform’, but a client insists that was not so in her dealings with it

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Buy-in to solidarity is key to successful vaccine rollout

The task is mammoth and to get it done requires a decisive, fast, coordinated effort and wide support

By Dr Gugu Ngubane
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 12 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Driftnets, banned 30 years ago, drift back into Indian Ocean

Greenpeace says there is little to no enforcement of the ban, with a global treaty needed to resolve the problem

By Katharine Houreld
1 min read

Unilever’s ‘skin-lightening’ cream tests its purpose

The multinational is seeking to challenge ‘narrow beauty ideals’ in packaging and advertising

By Judith Evans
3 min read
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Handicapped by a mother of a fine, Ma’s put his balls on the golf course

The Alibaba founder, who has kept a low profile since October, has been hit with a R40bn antitrust fine

By Tony Munroe
4 min read

Why so many parliaments remain toxic workplaces

Legislative bodies still have too many men and too few of the HR systems taken for granted in corporate life

By Pilita Clark
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

This new bungee fitness fad is stretching it a bit

So what’s this new craze of bungee fitness all about?

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

World’s most powerful convertible is a study in versatility

Ferrari’s low-key 812 GTS Spider, the company’s first V12 since 1969’s Daytona Spider, has blue-blood history

By Hannah Elliott
6 min read

Ear, ear! Samsung’s new Buds Pro offer a galaxy of wireless options

Tech Review | ... but to experience all of their features you need to own a Galaxy device

By Nafisa Akabor
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Aiden marks his territory in the T20 side with a cracking half-century

Proteas hope Aiden Markram is firing on all cylinders in second T20 meeting with Pakistan

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
1 min read
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Guardiola not too perturbed by City’s surprise loss to Leeds

Meanwhile, Klopp says win over Villa can boost Liverpool ahead of Real Madrid test

By Reuters
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Lucky 13 – Ntini blows away Windies batsmen

Today in SA sports history: April 12

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE