Monday, May 10 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Ace’s antics are the last kicks of a dying horse

The little support he has is fast diminishing, clearing the way for Ramaphosa to enact his reform agenda

4 min read
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Whatever you do, never miss insurance premiums

After paying for years, lockdown left a couple unable to meet their monthly fee – just when they needed it most

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Sahpra vs medical company: would you want a used catheter in your heart?

Firm given licence to clean medical equipment for reuse even though this is illegal in SA. But should it be made legal?

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Terrible West Siders gang lived up to its name in Modack case, court hears

The state details three hitmen’s farcical attempt to kill William Booth

Aron Hyman
Reporter
5 min read
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Nurses open up about the inescapable pain of Covid-19 at work and at home

For many healthcare workers, the light at the end of the tunnel is the vaccine

5 min read
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Zim has a big elephant problem, but is culling the answer?

It says it can’t afford the cost of Africa’s second-largest elephant population. Conservation groups disagree

By Sharon Mazingaizo
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | A mother holds the knife by the blade, indeed

Mother’s Day is the one day in the year we should press pause to appreciate the mothers in our nation

2 min read
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Let’s take a close look at the real state of SA’s vaccine rollout

Jonathan Jansen’s criticism of government’s vaccine rollout is all very well but we need to look at the whole picture

By David Harrison
5 min read
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Muhammadu vs Ali: Buhari’s plea to US flies in the face of Pax Africana

The Nigerian leader’s call for the US to come to Africa to save it from itself suggests a desperate, rudderless elite

3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 10 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Musk drops a bombshell and proves there’s nothing boring about his company

While hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ at the weekend, the Tesla CEO revealed he has Asperger’s syndrome

By Joseph White
2 min read
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‘Freedom’ fiestas: Spaniards celebrate end of Covid curfew

Young people dance and drink on beach in Barcelona and crowd celebrates clock turning midnight in Madrid

By Michael Gore and Jordi Rubio
1 min read
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Relief as Chinese rocket takes a long march to a watery end

Remains of Chinese rocket fall to Earth west of the Maldives, ending concern about where they might land

By Ryan Woo, Hallie Gu, Himani Sarkar and Peter Szekely
2 min read
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Never mind everything else, the Obamas’ dog has died

The 12-year-old Portuguese Water Dog was a familiar sight around the White House during Barack Oboma’s tenure

By Frances Kerry
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Now built in SA, the one-tonner rides smoother

The Nissan Navara has received and upgrade and a price drop, and now comes as a single cab too

By Denis Droppa
4 min read

Chips are down for gaming console maker

After a gaming boom brought on by Covid-19, Nintendo expects to sell 11% fewer devices

By Sam Nussey
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sascoc on collision course with Cricket SA

Sascoc officially rejects majority independent board and independent chair at CSA

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Chelsea high on confidence after dramatic win over City: Tuchel

City striker Sergio Aguero apologises for fluffed ‘Panenka-style’ penalty

By Manasi Pathak
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Naas the difference as Boks edge Cavaliers

Today in SA sports history: May 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE