Tuesday, May 18 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Big hugs are in order after long-isolated grannies get their jabs at last

It’s been a long drought of no physical contact, but that is about to change with SA’s second-phase rollout

By Paul Ash, Graeme Hosken and Naledi Shange
5 min read
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School sports may be suspended, but principals beg for an ad hoc strategy

Minister to announce her decision this week after uptick in infections sees officials discuss the matter

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Zuma heads down the same old road with his delaying tactics in court

We wait with interest to see what is behind ex-president’s objection to being prosecuted by advocate Billy Downer

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read
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ANC has survived a lot worse threats than Magashule: Cosatu president

Zingiswa Losi is adamant the ‘step aside’ resolution will not cause a split in the ruling party

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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ConCourt pours cold water on man’s bid for Harties foreshore rights

A bid by the area’s snake and animal park owner to obtain servitude rights has been denied by SA’s highest court

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Fly back into your post box: ego trip-accused judge lashes legal eagles

Attorney and advocate who insulted Mpumalanga judge president are referred to Legal Practice Committee

3 min read
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Zim’s David and Goliath moment looms. We must prepare: opposition leader

Jacob Ngarivhume, who was arrested for organising a cleanup campaign, urges opposition groups to unite against Zanu-PF

By Lenin Ndebele
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Hlophe should not be in charge of Mkhwebane’s impeachment case

He knows full well if he is booted out after his own  hearing, it will besmirch any ruling on the public protector

2 min read
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Whichever way you vax it, most people will eventually get the needle

In this frenetic age suspicions are understandable, but when people see there is little to fear, they’ll come around

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Outdated, draconian, sexist: why apartheid laws are facing the chop

National Key Points Act and Riotous Assemblies Act are just two of many laws hanging on from the old order

6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 18 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Really want to halt viruses? Fix indoor air like the Victorians fixed water

Instead of obsessing on ineffective measures like hand-washing, overhaul aircons, say world’s top experts

By Jason Gale
5 min read
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We’re so very, very happy: sun-seeking Brits descend on Portugal

Airport workers, hospitality industry delighted as tourists begin landing on Monday after months-long travel ban

By Marco Trujillo and Catarina Demony
1 min read
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No looking back as employers try the next big experiment: hybrid offices

Companies have started to pursue true flexibility with the right mix of home and office work

By Lucy Meakin
5 min read
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One little tweet from Elon Musk and bitcoin bounces back

Tesla CEO’s recent online commentary on virtual currencies has sent conflicting messages

By Joanna Ossinger
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Bob Dylan: a hard octogenarian to follow

After the success of his album in 2020, it seems there’s no stopping Bob Dylan as he celebrates his 80th on May 24

By Shannon Sherry
10 min read

Finding the soul in the machine

Kazuo Ishiguro tells a story set in a futuristic world filled with strangeness and yet eerily similar to our own

By Monique Verduyn
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sandpapering over the cracks: Oz bowlers ‘knew of shenanigans’

Australia board says it's open to new information on ball-tampering scandal

By Sudipto Ganguly
1 min read
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He’s a keeper – Alisson heroics keep Reds’ season alive

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce fuming about VAR and Leeds finishing season with a sprint

By Martyn Herman
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE