Wednesday, May 12 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Be worried, ANC. You’ve failed on jabs and jobs and the local polls loom

No party can afford to be complacent at election time, as the collapse of Labour in the UK graphically proves

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
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Back to Stalingrad: the long Cyril-Ace war has only just begun

Magashule is using every tactic he learned from Jacob Zuma to win the ANC power battle, no matter how long it takes

5 min read
Sport FREE

What a Sascoc-up: fights with Mthethwa go on and sport’s the only loser

To kick controversy out of play in SA sport, minister Nathi Mthethwa and Sascoc need to level the field

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I’m sick of criminals like Montana: O’Sullivan

The forensic investigator isn’t taking the ex-Prasa boss’s claim that he is ‘SA’s number one criminal’ lying down

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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A little privacy, please: SA gathers allies to take on Facebook, WhatsApp

Regulator’s chairperson suggests to parliament that the social media giants appear before MPs over privacy concerns

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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Adapt IT sale emerges unscathed by assault allegations against CEO

Sbu Shabalala accused of orchestrating attack on estranged wife’s partner, but purchase of his firm will go ahead

By Jane Steinacker
2 min read
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Seven years on and domestic worker ‘raped’ by employer still awaits justice

After a ‘technical problem’ with initial DNA tests, the woman is now waiting for a ruling on another round of tests

5 min read
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Pay up or get legal aid, court tells ‘Isis trio’ up for botanists’ murder

Trio ask for a three-month adjournment to find money for their advocate, but court refuses, giving them till June 7

Orrin Singh
Reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | By asking for public help, Mchunu is passing the buck

Public service and administration minister needs to man up and make tough decisions in civil servant wage negotiations

2 min read
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For SAA to fly, it needs pros in the cockpit, government in economy class

Airlines are gobbling up its routes, but hopefully lessons have been learnt and once-proud carrier will take off soon

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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#JerusalemaDanceChallenge showed how Pan African styles can be forged

Aesthetics, improvisation and freedom of expression in the dance have raised a more conscious concept of Africanity

By Francesca Negro
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 12 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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So, what exactly is the Indian variant and how worried should we really be?

Some of the world’s leading experts tell us what their research has revealed

By Reuters
2 min read
World FREE

‘University of Life’ beckons as 11,100 academics are suspended in Myanmar

Varsities have reopened and turned into a new battleground for clashes between the army and the staff and students

By Reuters
4 min read
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Have US-China tensions thrown a spanner into Tesla’s Shanghai works?

Elon Musk’s company is said to have iced plans to expand production in the city, but it says development is going ahead

By Zhang Yan, Yilei Sun and Tony Munroe
2 min read
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Greetings from the asteroid belt! Spacecraft bringing precious cargo home

The Nasa spacecraft found traces of hydrogen and oxygen, part of the recipe for water and thus the potential for life

By Don Pessin
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Why SA is a world leader in old vines

Refusing to be outdone by bureaucracy, Rosa Kruger spent her own time and money documenting SA’s heirlooms

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Dough-eyed baker rises to the occasion

At this trendy urban precinct you’ll find Jaco Smit’s fresh homemade bread and good wine ... is there anything batter?

By Steve Steinfeld
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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New Bafana coach Broos is bullish as he starts with a clean slate

Belgian Hugo Broos’s crowning glory was coaching a depleted Cameroon squad to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
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Change is coming to the rankings, it’s inevitable, says Djokovic

A changing of the guard at the top of men’s world tennis is on its way, says current number one

By Sudipto Ganguly
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE