Tuesday, May 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

ANC NEC shows its hand as it says Ace must apologise, or else

Magashule faces disciplinary action if he doesn't say sorry for ‘completely unacceptable’ letter ‘suspending’ Ramaphosa

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read
News FREE

State capture: Paul O’Sullivan is SA’s No 1 criminal, claims Lucky Montana

The Former Prasa CEO says when prominent people have problems with Sars or the law, O’Sullivan fixes things

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
News FREE

As third wave looms, new Covid variants throw scientists’ predictions awry

Detection, tracing and isolation are intensified as experts are confronted by a whole new set of possibilities

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Say hello or waive goodbye? The life and death issue of vaccine equity

How does SA stand legally when it comes to vaccine patent rights? The answer may surprise you

By Dina Biagio
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Ideas FREE

In memory of Mahlangebi, Olady, Mamkhulu, Goglady, our rock

It’s been months, but finally Mninawa Ntloko has found the strength to pay this beautiful tribute to his mother

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
4 min read
News FREE

Karpow! Powership firm hits back over claims of wrongdoing in Lebanon

While Lebanese government accuses Karpowership of dodgy deals, firm threatens to cut lights for non-payment

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read
News FREE

Government, unions launch campaign to educate educators about vaccines

The project aims to address vaccine hesitancy among these ‘front-line workers’ to ensure effective learning

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

How Rwanda beat the odds to defy the Covid-19 onslaught

That Rwanda already had structures in place to combat epidemics was a critical tool in containing the virus

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

EDITORIAL | Agendas and egos threaten the vital Zulu monarchy

The scenes that have played out since the fall of King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Mantfombi could topple a legacy

4 min read
Ideas FREE

ACDP gives us a glimpse of what SA’s future might be. Lord help us!

The ruling party, founded on broad inclusivity, has not prepared us for a genuine multiparty democracy

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Poor are excluded from inequality debate and at this rate will remain so

SA’s economic policies are embracing big business, while ignoring the poor. Why is no-one denouncing this?

By Steven Friedman
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – May 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Nepal has a mountain to climb in the fight against Covid

Bring back your empty oxygen tanks to help conquer Covid, Nepal urges Everest climbers

By Gopal Sharma
2 min read
World FREE

‘It’s war’: insurers scramble for solutions to pandemic cover

While some are making progress, two things are certain - they’ll want to see minimised risk and premiums will go up

By Carolyn Cohn
5 min read
World FREE

‘Miracle’ city can only bear so much burden to revive China’s birth rate

Shenzhen, birthplace of China’s economic boom, has highest birth rate, but high living costs weigh on wannabe parents

By David Kirton
4 min read
World FREE

Boyfriend turns birthday party into shooting spree, kills six and himself

The man’s girlfriend was among his victims, but he spared the children who watched his rampage in terror

By Keith Coffman
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Words can be such pricks: the wild, piercing randomness of meaning

Willem Boshoff spins webs of reference using his signature materials, letters

By Hans Pienaar
5 min read

Dotty about avant-garde art? Kusama puts the bloom into Covid gloom

The 92-year-old  artist, who lives in a mental facility, has turned the New York Botanical Garden cosmic

By Roselle Chen
1 min read

Profiting from destruction, physically and virtually

A street artist has destroyed a mural to create a crypto artwork, the proceeds from which will go to Britain’s NHS

By Natalie Thomas
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Boks to face Georgia in British Lions series warm-up

Meanwhile, Duhan van der Merwe joins small band of SA-born British Lions to tour his country of birth

By Nick Said and Mark Gleeson
3 min read
Sport FREE

Premier League talking points: Chelsea gain psychological edge over City

Man United rue dropped points early in the season and Sam Allardyce is relegated for the first time as a manager

By Zoran Milosaljevic and Martyn Herman
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE