Monday, May 17 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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We don’t know if RET faction is a real threat, because guess what

The people we would need this info from are the same ones accused of looting the spy agency beyond functionality

4 min read
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It’s inland SA’s turn to feel the full impact of the third wave

Coastal provinces that were dealt a severe blow by the previous wave are likely to avoid the worst this time: expert

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
7 min read
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More than 70% of SA wants the jab, but vaccine hesitancy a needling problem

Much more needs to be done to win over the sizeable minority that does not want to get the jab, say experts

By Claire Keeton and Tanya Farber
3 min read
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Gloves are off as former DA councillor wrestles with party ‘bullies’

Johann Brummer claims DA’s modus operandi has nothing to do with unpaid fees and everything to do with graft

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Three-legged cat rescued again – this time from its new owners

Suspicion arose when one of two adopted kittens died ‘in a fight’ and the explanations started wearing thin

3 min read
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Suspended eThekwini city manager adapting after attack at posh estate

Sipho Nzuza, who was allegedly attacked in Adapt-IT head honcho Sbu Shabalala’s presence, is on the mend

2 min read
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Man foils alleged plot by girlfriend and her uncle to kill ex-husband

Uncle, already a convicted murderer, gets more time in jail, while woman is out on bail on conspiracy charge

2 min read
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The people’s voice wins as Joburg dumps R50 recycling levy

City planned to add the charge to refuse removal bills of residents with properties valued at over R350k

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | If SA protects it citizens, it protects its police too

More police are killed off- rather than on-duty, and seldom are they specifically targetted

2 min read
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When your experience differs from ‘market research’, apply truth serum

What test panels say about a product is often not an accurate reflection of how it is perceived by customers

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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Internet shutdowns are human rights violations

Most occur at times when people’s voices are most critical for democracy, such as protests and elections

By Iwazi Maseko
6 min read
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Effort of will is needed, once more, to ride out this wave

We must all exercise self-control and selflessness as SA approaches a third upsurge of Covid-19 infections

By Nomathemba Mabaso
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 17 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Why isn’t the US sharing its excess vaccines with a desperate world?

Although there is indeed an element of us-first, the whole truth is actually far more complex than it appears

By Drew Armstrong and Josh Wingrove
7 min read
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For its own good, Israel must stop marginalising its Palestinian citizens

ANALYSIS | Arab parties are inching towards a new degree of effectiveness which could see a unified pushback

By Hussein Ibish
4 min read
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Can someone cook up some hospitality staff for Britain?

The industry faces a serious skills shortage as Covid-19 forced people out and Brexit dried up a labour pool

By Marc Daniel Davies
3 min read
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Sorry, LGBTQ community, but in Italy animals have more rights than you do

Three years on and it still hasn’t enacted a bill to criminalise the abuse of people based on their sexual orientation

By Chiara Albanese and Alessandra Migliaccio
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

If you can only do one exercise, what will it be?

My indispensable gym workout has had immense carryover to other activities

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

This SUV is a perfect marriage

Married couple Sibusiso and Mpho Mkwanazi test drive the Peugeot 3008

By Sibusiso and Mpho Mkwanazi
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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First, sun sets on ’Downs; second, Devils could be in for a hiding

Mamelodi Sundowns lost to Al Ahly in Cairo on Saturday, but coach Mngqithi says they’re in it to win it in Pretoria

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
2 min read
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SA men’s rowers all set to be big in Japan after keeping it tight

But our women won’t be joining them, even though they’re in good form after injuries last year

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Blast from the past: ‘Green Cobra’ Gumede a mamba in pro debut

Today in SA sports history: May 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE