Tuesday, April 13 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Vaccine advisory head hits back at pro-AstraZeneca colleagues

Prof Barry Schoub argues that rolling out the AZ vaccine in SA could ‘seriously damage the fragile public trust’

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Ten years, millions of rand later, state drugs firm exists ‘only in name’

Blade Nzimande details the long list of blunders and failures that have led to the venture being a complete non-starter

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
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Infections rise while fees must fall: varsities dealt another blow

Universities are forced to change tack as Covid-19 infections surge among students and staff

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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WATCH | SA’s ‘My Octopus Teacher’ charms Baftas

Local nature film came tops in the documentary category and ‘Nomadland’ was overall top performer

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
3 min read
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Miguel Louw’s killer laughed through interview: probation officer

Mohamed Vahed Ebrahim ‘did not display any sense of remorse’ for murdering nine-year-old, court hears

By Tania Broughton and Mluleki Mdletshe
4 min read
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No hot air: nothing stops the spread of Covid-19 quite like fresh air

Relax when outdoors, say experts, with Irish analysis revealing that only one in 1,000 infections is acquired outside

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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HIV-positive? KZN will treat you right, but beware of Limpopo

Quality of care is higher in clinics than hospitals and in rural health facilities compared with urban areas

2 min read
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WATCH | What unearth is this? ‘Ancient Egyptian Pompeii’ found

Experts believe this well-preserved hidden city near Luxor will furnish knowledge for years to come

By Reuters
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Hlophe’s day of reckoning is long overdue

He has been an embarrassment to his esteemed colleagues in the judiciary and to SA

3 min read
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How Khloe can you go? The Covid world wants real faces ... but not too real

Is the unearthing of ‘true faces’ our attempt at making sense of a dizzyingly contradictory world?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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New way or the highway: US tries to reroute from racist path

Joe Biden confronts system of looming roadways that has left African-American communities at a disadvantage

By Carey L. Biron
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 13 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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German company in the pink with smart Covid eye-scan test

The examination, which takes minutes, uses a photo of the eye taken with a smartphone and ‘identifies the virus’

By Claudia Doerries
1 min read
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How a former refugee sang his way to Swede success

Tusse, Sweden’s Eurovision hopeful, started life in a Ugandan refugee camp, thinking his parents were dead

By Ilze Filks
2 min read
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Slum dwellers show authorities the way as they map Karachi flood risks

Thousands of informal homes have been saved after residents pitch in to help map drainage system

By Rina Chandran
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What we see when we see the sea

The violence humans enact on one another cannot be separated from our assumption of dominion over nature

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Matsuyama Masters Augusta to claim coveted green jacket

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama hangs on to make history with US Masters win

By Chris Gallagher, Ju-min Park and Irene Wang and Sarah AoyaIrene Wang and Sarah Aoyagi
2 min read
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United still need a ‘miracle’ to catch City, says Solskjaer

Man United continued their fine run of form with a win against Spurs, closing the gap between leaders City to 11 points

By Manasi Pathak
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Immelman tames Tiger to win US Masters

Today in SA sports history: April 13

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE