Monday, May 3 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

While Cyril keeps cadres in key posts, state capture agents will walk free

With a civil service so inefficient and useless, we can’t jail, prosecute or convict these criminals

4 min read
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Minister draws a lion in the sand: captive breeding in SA is set to end

Acting on a wide-reaching report, Barbara Creecy concedes that canned hunting doesn’t contribute to conservation

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Fixing potholes will put Gauteng on right road, but how best to do it?

All players agree cooperation is needed to improve province’s road infrastructure. What’s lacking is a clear strategy

3 min read
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Be warned, credit providers, or you won’t be going anywhere

If you don’t want to lose customers, even defaulters, best you keep tabs on how your debt collectors treat them

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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When hard work doesn’t pay off: young people’s pain at losing businesses

Liquidations year-on-year have almost doubled thanks to the pandemic, according to Stats SA

3 min read
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A pizza the pie: artist, cheesed off by takeaway closures, goes for dough

What do you do when your favourite restaurants close because of Covid-19? Go into business recreating their fare

By Mluleki Mdletshe
3 min read
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Western Cape social worker turns dumpsites into fruitful spaces

Researcher wants to see if ‘beautifying’ a dumping ground can motivate people to keep it clean

2 min read
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Viable, diverse, stable, safe: is this really too much for media to ask?

The survival and shaping of credible news media requires a systemic reset or radical break from the ‘old ways’

By Andrew Heslop
8 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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It’s vital that tensions in Zulu royal family are dealt with swiftly

Zulu royal family in turmoil after tragedy strikes again, with the death of Queen Mantfombi Dlamini

2 min read
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I cite a little prayer: name your black feminist sources

Writing about the manyano movement is important work, but we also have to talk about the politics of citation

By Dr Athambile Masola
6 min read
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Everyone loses out if the media don’t grow with the times

Without robust journalism, there will be more fake news, a deterioration of society and a flourishing of corruption

By Tawana Kupe
8 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 3 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Amid the Covid clamour, another disease is quietly being conquered

Guinea worm cases fell 50% last year despite the pandemic and campaigners credit community-led efforts for the success

By Emeline Wuilbercq
4 min read
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Black bear kills woman in extremely rare attack

Only three other fatal bear attacks have been recorded in the US state of Colorado in the past 61 years

By Keith Coffman
1 min read
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‘A joy to work with’: Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis dies at 89

The acclaimed actress who rocketed to fame at the age of 56 left an indelible mark on the silver screen

By Jonathan Oatis and Will Dunham
4 min read
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In the mid-Covid world, glimpses of a very different future start to emerge

ANALYSIS | The world now is far removed from the pre-Covid one we knew and is both delicately poised and unpredictable

By Peter Apps
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Taycan the Porsche brand to a new level

The planet-friendly, playful Taycan has more than enough sporting prowess and a claimed range of nearly 500km

By Denis Droppa
4 min read

See housing’s future in 3D

India has unveiled its first 3D-printed home. Built in five days, the houses ‘could significantly reduce housing gap’

By Rina Chandran
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Itoje emerges as a possible British Lions captain for SA tour

Lions coach Warren Gatland has a lot to ponder before he names his 36-man squad on Friday

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Chelsea’s big-money signing Havertz begins to make his mark

German Kai Havertz says he’s desperate for more starts after his brace in 2-0 win over Fulham

By Shrivathsa Sridhar
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Natalie du Toit makes a splash

Today in SA sports history: May 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE