Wednesday, April 14 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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This is what I really meant when I called Maimane an ‘experiment’

Those outraged over my reference to Mmusi Maimane as ‘an experiment that went wrong’ have selective memory syndrome

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
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SADC is fiddling while Moz burns. It’s a disgrace

The people of the Cabo Delgado region in Mozambique need security, food and medicine, not more meetings

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Pay back taxpayers’ money, Zuma: Supreme Court of Appeal

The law doesn’t exempt him from paying the millions he owes in legal fees, says ruling

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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ANALYSIS | Are new rules for rogue teachers fair?

Experts think so, with Sadtu saying they will go a long way towards protecting the dignity of the profession

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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WATCH | Trust in dog: Staffie saves her drowning lapdog pal

Jessie, who was rejected by two previous owners, fought for 34 minutes to save Chucky from pool

2 min read
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Still not enough women at SA’s top court, says potential ConCourt judge

Supreme court justice says even when competent women apply for the ConCourt, they don’t get the nod

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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Medaids won’t source vaccines privately or subsidise non-members

They say procurement must be left to the state, adding that bankrolling jabs for those without medical aids is illegal

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Plastic, pesticides and pollution plague our health from the womb

Research underscores the effects of toxins, including evidence of microplastics in the placenta of unborn babies

Tony Carnie
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | It’s a cruel blow, but SA has to ...

As SA faces curveballs in the vaccine rollout, the difficulty is to find the balance between risk and rationality

3 min read
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How African economies can guard against future ...

Innovative financial regulations, digital payment and ID infrastructure support and a focus on women are needed

By Rodger Voorhies
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 14 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Mining firms shake up boardrooms as industry plumbs new depths

Companies are trying to escape the shadow that past tragedies and transgressions have cast over them

By Helen Reid
3 min read
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Outrage as Japan plans to release toxic Fukushima water into sea

Water release is to begin in around two years but is opposed by China, South Korea and Japan’s fishery industry

By Yuka Obayashi and Aaron Sheldrick
3 min read
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Watch out, Morrison, or you’ll fail the ‘pub test’ and be out of a job

The Australian prime minister has been criticised for his handling of another issue regarding women in government

By Byron Kaye
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Stop the tinkering and let pinotage be free

Give it time to evolve and you too could come to believe in pinotage, some of which are dominating ratings

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Hit Baviaanskloof and lock down a digital detox

With overseas travel mostly off the cards, there is no better time to explore our own exceptional country

By Nick Yel
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Let Schoenmaker stroke away tide that washed over her predecessors

Until Sydney 2000, SA’s women swimmers surpassed the country’s men, yet their feats have been forgotten

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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It’s simple — no fans, no bumper payday for economy and SA Rugby

SA Rugby lobbying hard for fans in stadia during the upcoming British Lions tour

By Nick Said
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Player grinds his way to second US Masters title

Today in SA sports history: April 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE