Tuesday, May 4 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Cyril liberates the truth: SA hasn’t got a government

No-one seems to have noticed when he said it himself – that after 27 years, the ANC remains a liberation party

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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ANC on the back foot as it scurries to formulate step-aside appeal process

Party treasurer is rushing to complete the appeal guidelines ahead of this weekend’s NEC meeting

3 min read
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Third Covid-19 wave full of unknowns, but more than 70,000 could die

This figure is based on a ‘slow, weak, response’. But if the reaction is ‘fast and strong’, it could be about 7,800

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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‘Ructions and sideshows’ shame the Zulu royal family, says Buthelezi

Traditional Zulu prime minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi also refutes allegations that he is ‘dictatorial’

By Mluleki Mdletshe
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Helicopter crash claims ‘phenomenal guy’ who loved people, adventure

The plunge into Durban’s Umgeni River on Monday has robbed more than just two families of loved ones

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
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‘Legislating rhino into extinction’: game farmers hit back at Creecy’s plan

High-level panel recommends that the endangered species be moved from captivity to game reserves

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
5 min read
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ANC treats SOEs as its personal piggy banks: Lucky Montana

Former Prasa boss throws ANC under the bus: ‘It’s their way of life to use SOEs to benefit party and leaders’

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Cap in hand: teacher apologises after manhandling ‘unruly’ pupil

The teacher has received backing from a colleague who has ‘complained about the teen numerous times’

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Joburg shouldn’t need help to fix potholes. That’s its job

Once again local government needs help from the private sector to perform its core functions

2 min read

Time and again it’s workers who bear the brunt of state ineptitude

They are not the source of SA’s economic woes, yet the public service wage bill is always targeted

Duma Gqubule
Columnist
3 min read
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How a disaster was the best thing that could happen to these farmers

Devastating floods forced farmers in northern Bangladesh to try out new crops. They hit on maize and the rest is history

By Mosabber Hossain
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 4 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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India ‘warned of new variant’, but it seems polls, religion more pressing

Scientists, who alerted government about it in early March, feel dejected after being ‘ignored’ by policymakers

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Krishna N Das
10 min read
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Half the world’s workforce lost income during pandemic

The loss of earnings has been particularly high in lower-income countries

By Nita Bhalla
1 min read
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Eat, pray, love: Covid brings out the best in Barcelona Catholic church

Santa Anna Catholic church opens its doors to Muslims for Ramadan dinners

By Luis Felipe Castilleja and Jordi Rubio
1 min read
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Cops raid BOYSTOWN, a dark web pit overrun by child porn

The platform, which had more than 400,000 users, has been shut down after running since 2019

By Caroline Copley
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Book extract: Delicious darkness in Joburg

‘Joburg Noir’ is a collection of short stories by 20 of SA’s most gifted and versatile authors

By Niq Mhlongo
20 min read

Welcome to the Clubhouse

Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine takes us down the audio rabbit hole that is Clubhouse

By Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine
7 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Premier League talking points: Bale shows he still has the magic touch

Chelsea’s Germans come good, Everton’s dismal home form continues and UK government condemns United’s fans actions

By Hardik Vyas and Martyn Herman
2 min read
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To the Max: F1 rivals aim to race hard but fair as pressure rises

Lewis Hamilton is in the driving seat but it’s still early days in the season

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Baronet bombs his way to Natal title

Today in SA sports history: May 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE