Tuesday, April 20 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘The reading room was a space for solace, knowledge and inspiration’: ...

Scholars and academics lament the loss to fire of a space that gave them ‘inspiration, knowledge and solace’

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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They know the drill: Cape communities unite to halt the fire

Well-prepared Cape residents make important contribution to protecting their houses as the blaze crept closer

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Hospital goes from little fire to ‘frantic situation’ to provincial crisis

Charlotte Maxeke shutdown set to push Gauteng’s hospitals, already struggling with Covid, to their limits

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Is improper fynbos management to blame for scale of Cape Town fire?

A warning about encroachment deeper into Table Mountain and alien plant infestation was issued two years ago

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘Take damage claims and shove them where the sun don’t shine, Cape Town’

The city wants R87,000 from the EFF and R1,3m from Gatvol Capetonian, who says Cape Town is electioneering

4 min read
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‘The idea you’re washed up at 70 is very old,’ judge tells JSC

After an impressive interview, Roland Sutherland is recommended to be deputy judge president of Gauteng

2 min read
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Infant corpse lies wasting away in Limpopo morgue for three years

Family claims hospital is covering up after doctor misdiagnosed teen’s pregnancy. Hospital has a very different story

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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WATCH | No Jurassic lark: 2,5 billion T. rexes roamed Earth, says study

The researchers also estimate that the dinosaurs persisted for 127,000 generations

By TimesLIVE
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | In SA, all fires do not burn equally

On the same day as the Cape Town disaster, a blaze destroyed lives but went relatively unnoticed

2 min read
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Sometimes with the ANC, it’s not malice. It’s just stupidity

Thandi Modise doesn’t know ‘every little thing’, while whoever stole a Zondo probe computer clearly knows nothing at all

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Television’s lost art of brevity

The epic length of TV dramas and documentaries bucks the immediacy of modern life

By Janan Ganesh
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 20 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Global savers’ $5.4-trillion stockpile offers hope for post-Covid spending

Households amass extra cash equivalent to 6% of world output since pandemic began

By Valentina Romei
4 min read

SpaceX wins $2.9bn Nasa contract to land Americans on the moon

Elon Musk beats Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin to be sole contractor to build next lunar lander

By Richard Waters
2 min read

Whisky world at war as tech allows spirits to be ‘aged’ instantly

Brands that speed up the ageing process with heat, light and reactors have upset traditional barrel-agers

By Judith Evans
9 min read
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No need to stop the world if you wanna get off. Log in to the metaverse

Experts say a new nation that will outgrow the real world within a decade is being realised, but will it last?

By Elizabeth Howcroft
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The fine line between violence and beauty

‘Stripped Bare’ is a retrospective of Kendell Geers’ work that spans more than three decades

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

Musk’s otherworldly ambition

This chronicle of the early days of SpaceX shows how close the maverick entrepreneur was to losing his dream

By John Thornhill
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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And then there were three — Bafana coach shortlist is finalised

With new Bafana coach to be unveiled on Saturday, Queiroz‚ Renard and Broos are the last men standing

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
3 min read
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Uefa holds crisis meeting after breakaway Super League is launched

Europe’s soccer governing body in battle for control as JP Morgan confirms it is financing new competition

By Simon Evans
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Potgieter hurdles his way into the record books

Today in SA sports history: April 20

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE