Friday, May 14 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Where’s the allocation for competence? MPs don’t buy Mkhize’s budget

The slow national vaccination rollout overshadows the merits of the health minister’s R62.5bn plans, they say

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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Tycoon wants R3bn vaccine plant in SA. I can already see the ANC drooling

Dr Soon-Shiong has two comorbidities – he is wealthy, and he wants to send billions to a country under ANC rule

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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‘I drink water, it’s the only thing I do’: students starve as NSFAS fiddles

Unisa students share heartbreaking stories as they beg for their monthly R290 allowance to buy food and data

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Independent candidates will crash the party, says Maimane

New movement’s leader wants to stop reliance on political parties and allow citizens to ‘take back control of towns’

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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In this power struggle with Eskom, everyone won including Mother Nature

Battle between environmentalists and power utility becomes model for how industry and conservationists can cooperate

Tony Carnie
Journalist
3 min read
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Covid vaccine usage a shot in the arm for Africa, but SA is lagging

Our vaccine coverage is below that of 26 African countries, says CDC, with Rwanda a ‘remarkable success story’

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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Never mind vaccines, what is most needed right now is oxygen

MSF says countries most affected by lack of oxygen are also the ones struggling to access vaccines

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Heck, Misheck, many men would call you a brave man

Sixteen wives, a 17th in the wings, 151 children and 66-year-old Misheck Nyandoro is as happy as Larry

By Sharon Mazingaizo
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | South Africans need to remain calm as some jump the queue for ...

Our government needs to step in as citizens become impatient

3 min read
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Commercially reprocessed medical devices ‘as safe as originals’

Medical device reprocessors body sets the record straight after recent article on single-use devices

By Daniel J Vukelich
7 min read
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Longforgotten email? Uncalledfor behaviour? Nothing a hyphen can’t fix

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 14 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Rich countries’ vaccine success puts rest of world in even more danger

As vaccine-hogging  nations conquer Covid, they could easily forget the need to help Third World also fight pandemic

By James Paton
6 min read
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Why Hamas insists on getting its scattershot ‘victories’

ANALYSIS | The Palestinian group always claims to win the wars it loses

By Eli Lake
4 min read
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Pied piper Musk conveniently ignored bitcoin’s inconvenient truth

The Tesla CEO has done an about-turn on the crypto currency after saying in February he would accept it as payment

By Lionel Laurent
3 min read
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‘There’s bloody mice everywhere!’ Oz farmers overwhelmed by rodent plague

The farmers have asked government for permission to use a banned poison in the wake of the devastating plague

By bloomberg.com
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What it’s like being South African in Hollywood

Home-grown talents Stelio Savante and Neil Sandilands take us behind the scenes of ‘Destination Marfa’

By Sanet Oberholzer
5 min read

How Cape Town made Bruce Lee’s dream come true

It took 50 years for the martial arts guru’s vision to come to life in the form of an HBO production of ‘Warrior’

By Kevin Kriedemann
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Without a jab there’ll be no pot of gold for SA rugby

While our players stagnate at home due to Covid-19, the Kiwis and Aussies are in for a super weekend

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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‘Ambitious’ Sundowns ready for ‘emotional’ game against Red Devils

Hlompho Kekana says Caf Champions League quarterfinal is not going to be easy, but they’re ready for the challenge

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Oh boy, Mayende no match for Samson

Today in SA sports history: May 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE