Wednesday, April 28 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘So he lost his job. What about the three lives we lost?’ say Pule’s family

Little sympathy for murder suspect Ntuthuko Shoba’s arguments at bail hearing

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read
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Unisa staff appointments don’t add up, says draft report

Allegations of irregularities involving 18 employees were made through an anonymous tip-off email address

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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I flew with Guptas because I had a sore throat, Zwane tells Zondo

Ex-mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane refuses to answer questions on GuptaLeaks e-mails at Zondo probe

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Covid has made Africa’s rich poorer

Report gives a gloomy picture of the continent’s wealth sector after the three largest African markets perform poorly

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Raw milk fad is udderly irresponsible, warn experts

Unless produced under very strict conditions, unpasteurised milk can be a doorway to zoonotic outbreaks

4 min read
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Tired of broken promises, Joburg residents go it alone

With government incapable or unwilling to do its job, these Joburg communities are taking charge

5 min read
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Vaccine teams raring to go as SA jabbing campaign resumes

New protocols to include screening and monitoring of people at risk of rare blood clots

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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Twitchers in a flap as historic black eagles get ready for a second eaglet

Much excitement as pair at Joburg’s Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens preps its nest for a new arrival

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Civil society alone can’t keep people from starving. The state must step in

Government officials are quite happy to accept large salaries. It’s time they accepted they have a job to do

3 min read
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As another Freedom Day passes, where are the genuine SA statesmen?

Freedom Day marks the 1994 elections and dream of a golden age, but corruption, misgovernance put paid to that

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
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Be a sport, Danny, and make it your goal to spare us huge absurdities

Jordaan says some of the best in the world want to coach our ‘huge brand’. Of course they do, we’re ranked 75th

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – April 28 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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‘Heartbreaking’: world steps in as India’s Covid-19 surge continues

Indian armed forces and retired health personnel deployed, while Britain, Germany and the US pledge support

By Anuron Kumar Mitra, Rupam Jain and Shilpa Jamkhandikar
1 min read
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Israel guilty of apartheid crimes against Palestinians: rights watchdog

Israel vehemently denies ‘apartheid’ and war crime accusations, denouncing the report as ‘anti-Semitism’

By Rami Ayyub
3 min read
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Drums of war are beating, says Oz minister. Get a grip, says opposition

Mike Pezzullo’s comments come on the back of the country’s deteriorating relationship with China over Taiwan

By Colin Packham
1 min read
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The Nio normal: Electric carmaker plugs buyers into lifestyle app

Nio, China’s answer to Tesla, uses an online store to stoke brand loyalty and interact with customers

By Yilei Sun and Tony Munroe
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

It was all talk and change at the Oscars

What could have been a snooze goes down as the most diverse Academy Awards show in history

By Staff reporter
3 min read

Milk the hot chocolate season for all it’s worth

Tap into your inner chocolate snob and indulge in an evening of making your own treat at Chocoloza

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Since 1994 it’s been a losing game for SA, except in sport

We had the Guptas, Zuma, Jooste, then Tshabalala, the Boks, Bafana and our Olympians. Let’s bet on them for the win

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Hands off Benni‚ says AmaZulu boss as search for Bafana coach intensifies

After being snubbed by Carlos Queiroz and Pitso Mosimane, Safa may turn to Benni McCarthy

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Bafana strike twice to beat ‘Reggae Boyz’

Today in SA sports history: April 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE