Friday, May 21 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

If Cyril is serious about anti-corruption, why reward the likes of Mahlobo?

President Ramaphosa needs to ditch his ‘long game’ approach to corruption and start cracking the whip

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Gigaba obsessed with hiding how he cosied up to Guptas, says his ex

Norma Mngoma spills many beans to Zondo, including how Gigaba was determined to wipe Gupta info from her gadgets

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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Nothing can change what drunken driver did, says mom grieving daughter

To mark Global Road Safety Week, Leandra van Wyk relives a family tragedy that wrecked her life in a second

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
8 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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ANC survives local polls better than DA

Both parties have been plagued by controversies, but opposition seems to have taken the biggest hit as it loses wards

2 min read
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Phumzile van Damme cites DA ‘clique’ as she quits party and parliament

The outspoken MP is the latest prominent black member of the party to leave

2 min read
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Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine holdouts are putting the world at risk

Some countries have not registered for jabs, which could lead to resistant variants and deadly new waves

By Antony Sguazzin
4 min read
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There’s no one-size-fits-all game plan for Africa’s fight against Covid

In past month, infection rate in Africa has dropped on average by 9%, but is on the up in south and central regions

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Help over-60s without connectivity register for jabs, urges Cape premier

It will take six minutes of your time, pleads premier Alan Winde, as province braces for third wave

By Tanya Farber
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Timing is everything for voter registration turnout

Though it has always been neglected by major political parties, local government is an important sphere of governance

2 min read
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At the end of the day, Sisulu’s desperation was the true influencer

Someone thought it would be a good idea to get some young people on Twitter to hype up the minister’s budget speech

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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What genetic analysis reveals about the ancestry of SA’s Afrikaners

Their ancestors were mostly Dutch, French and German, with 4.7% of their DNA found to be non-European

By Jaco Greeff and Carina Schlebusch
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 21 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Pick a vaccine carefully: it looks like some do better halting virus spread

Seychelles has highest jab rate, yet infections continue to increase, while in Israel new cases are declining. Why?

By Bloomberg.com
8 min read
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Self-driving cars hit a legal wall: who’s to blame when they crash?

US safety groups say the issue of liability for accidents must be settled before the vehicles are allowed onto roads

By Keith Laing
5 min read
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The spectre of the Holocaust still hangs heavy over Germany

ANALYSIS | Israel conflict highlights how Germany doesn’t know how to deal with hatred of Jews by some Muslim Germans

By Andreas Kluth
4 min read
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Afghan ceasefire: tribal elders do what world leaders couldn’t

The breakthrough, which will last until June 21, comes at a critical time for pupils and farmers

By Reuters
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Art and Soal: Joburg artist cements his place

Chris Soal’s journey began in his parents’ garage. Now the 27-year-old exhibits all over the world

By Sanet Oberholzer
2 min read

African films that have the continent covered

Seeing we can’t travel across it in person right now, we might as well at least do so in our imaginations

By Kevin Kriedemann
13 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Forget faster, higher, stronger or Covid-19 will torch Tokyo

Right now, sport is anything but unifying in Japan, where citizens are, rightly, rising up against the Olympic Games

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Man City may already be champions but there’s still plenty to play for

All the stats and facts as Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester City vie for last two Champions League spots

5 min read
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Blast from the past: And the Oscar goes to the Chalupsky brothers

Today in SA sports history: May 21

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE