Wednesday, May 19 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma, his wives, a fiancée and half a dozen foundationless foundations

A number of Zuma family charities, launched to great pomp and ceremony, seemingly don’t exist any more

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
5 min read
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‘Cancel him!’ Principal slated for asking pupils not to discuss Gaza crisis

Some want Redhill head suspended, but he says he stepped in because pupils were ‘scared to come to school’

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Three times lucky: how I got a triple dose of AstraZeneca

I’ve come a long way from taking my first jab when scientists hoped for a vaccine that was at least 50% efficacious

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Insurance firms’ report card: ombud kept busy as insurers dodge claims

Lockdown only exacerbated the problem of insurers not doing the right thing. Here are some cases the ombud ruled on

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
8 min read
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‘Monkey hoarder’ turns to court to keep ‘illegal’ sanctuary open

But Ezemvelo is fighting back, saying the animals are being kept in conditions that are anything but sanctuary-like

4 min read
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After 30 years, SA’s most notorious toxic dump is at last being cleared

Tons of deadly mercury sludge, believed to have seeped into Durban’s Inanda Dam, are on the move from old Thor plant

Tony Carnie
Journalist
3 min read
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Rehab training brings stroke survivors’ plight home

Rural caregivers get critical know-how on how to care for recovering patients when they return to their communities

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | It’s a vicious, dangerous cycle as strikes halt rollout

While the strikers have valid grievances, their actions are putting those in desperate need of care in harm’s way

3 min read
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Taxis and taxes and never the twain shall meet

If the taxi industry wants government to help subsidise it, it needs to become a more legitimate, lawful entity

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Durban tries to save the planet, but its poor live in another world

City is one of 100 committed to climate action plans that will turn Paris Agreement into on-the-ground reality

By Kim Harrisberg
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 19 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Want quality of life? Try Taiwan or Mexico, but forget SA, say expats

Taiwan has come first in a recent expat network survey, with Kuwait last and the US 34th out of 59 countries

By Charlie Wells
3 min read
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Brazil dams are drying up, and world’s coffee, orange supplies may be next

With Covid already making food prices spike, the top exporter’s declining output is the last thing the world needs

By Fabiana Batista
3 min read
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The UAE wants women on boards, but it has hit a cultural wall

Ninety-six percent of positions are held by men, a situation that will remain unless there is a shift in long-held views

By Abeer Abu Omar and Filipe Pacheco
4 min read
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Driving a hard bargain: Janet Jackson sells her old bakkie for R1,6m

Woman who forked out for 1956 Chevy pickup says she did so to thank singer for all she’s done for LGBTQ community

By Hannah Elliott
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Orange is the new blanc

You know about red, white and rosé, but have you heard of the trending new orange wine?

By Wade Bales
2 min read

Are you a nice wine lover with cash to splash?

If so, head for the US, Italy or Spain, where the limited-edition pickings are as stupendous as the prices

By Elin McCoy
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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It’s the ‘real’ Olympic athletes who will suffer if Games are cancelled

While the golfers and tennis players will feel no pain, for the likes of swimmers and rowers the Olympics are crucial

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Seven-year itch: resurgent Rory looking to end Major drought

Four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy hopes return to Kiawah Island will end his dry spell

By Frank Pingue
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE