Monday, April 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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The truly worrying thing about Sexwale is that he’s by no means alone

The Tokyo Sexwale debacle is an indicator of how gullible South Africans are and it’s very worrying

4 min read
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R64m on Cubans to plug water woes while local brains left high and dry

Experts say they provided the names of unemployed SA engineers to government, but it still hired foreigners

By Graeme Hosken and Alex Patrick
4 min read
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Umgeni Water is drowning in claims of dismal governance

SA’s second largest water management entity gets hammered in a damning forensic report

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Race not an issue in CEO’s departure, Absa insists

Board chair Wendy Lucas-Bull says first black CEO Daniel Mminele left over strategy issues

Hilary Joffe
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Bystanders are as much to blame. Schools must do more to stamp out bullying

A recent anti-bullying campaign highlighted that ‘those who film, post or distribute videos are also participants’

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Dead children reveal the explosive truth about landmines in Zim

Thousands of landmines laid during Zimbabwe’s war of liberation in the 1970s are still killing civilians

By Lenin Ndebele
4 min read
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Wrongly jailed for 14 years, man ends long walk to financial freedom

Now almost 40 years old, Njabulo Ndlovu has finally found a law firm that will give him true freedom

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read
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How an Orange Farm pantsula dancer is jamming his way to success

As a teen he couldn’t be asked. Now he’s growing fruit and producing jam. All he needs is cash flow to seal the deal

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Our 27-year walk to not-so-Freedom Day

Freedom Day is just a slogan for many South Africans who feel disenfranchised by hollow promises from the ANC

3 min read
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Now the fog has lifted, we see what a waste Covid ‘hygiene theatre’ was

Millions of rand went into disinfecting surfaces, but the practice has no scientific backing

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read
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For the sake of Africa, Chad must seize this rare chance for democracy

The death of  president Idriss Déby is an opportunity to establish a transitional government of national unity

5 min read
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Let’s not snuff out our achievements. Rather, let’s build on them

Pre-democracy hope has mostly gone unrewarded but the benefits of a democratic parliament are inestimable

3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

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US steps in as India hits Covid record — nearly 350,000 new cases in a day

The US is also being urged to release unused vaccines as Indian hospitals run out of oxygen and beds

By Sanjeev Miglani and Sudarshan Varadhan
2 min read
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Baghdad burning: explosion kills dozens at Covid hospital

Scenes of horror after fire caused by oxygen tank explosion

By Maher Nazeh
2 min read
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Western Australia cranks up Covid curbs after three new cases

The federal government instituted the measures because of strain on its hotel quarantine system

By Lidia Kelly
1 min read
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China’s far-reaching plan to save Earth from asteroids

The country hopes to complete the project in a decade, with the ESA and Nasa embarking on a similar plan

By Roxanne Liu and Shivani Singh
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Clocking in to early birds and night owls

Struggling to get up in the morning? Your genetics may be to blame, but help is at hand

By Sanet Oberholzer
4 min read

Still charging: Ferrari plans electric sports car

The Italian firm plans a battery-powered car alongside its emotive V8 and V12 vehicles

By Denis Droppa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Cricket SA and Sascoc stand their ground in face-off with minister

Sports minister Mthethwa has ‘overreached’‚ says Sascoc as it rejects majority independent board at Cricket SA

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
6 min read
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It’s not over yet. The next ‘super’ projects are already in the works

Fifa president remains committed to big changes and is an advocate of club football on a global scale

By Simon Evans
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE