Monday, May 24 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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The ANC has sold SA’s future for a few tawdry trinkets

The Zondo commission’s revelations have shown us all what a twisted and sick society we have become

4 min read
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Evaluating vaccines and chasing down ‘breakthrough infections’ are key

Data generated from Sisonke study will prove to be invaluable to understanding of vaccines and their effectiveness

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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SA-born billionaire is a man with a plan to solve Africa’s vaccine shortage

Bio-tech tycoon pledges to help Africa produce its own shots, and he’s putting his money where his mouth is

By Janice Kew and Antony Sguazzin
4 min read
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From above: Johannesburg during lockdown

Journalists have been covering Covid-19 mostly from the ground, but these drone images give a new perspective

By James Oatway
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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No mercy from education body for school head fired for ‘mismanagement’

A principal who bought an air fryer with her school’s debit card is considering taking an ELRC decision on review

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Zandspruit: lack of police accountability is the cause for mob justice

Researchers also point to an incorrect prioritising of crime categories and neglect of poor communities

By Gill Gifford
4 min read
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AfriForum, interest groups unite to fight proposed coal mine near Kruger

Affected parties say the proposed mine threatens a critical biodiversity area, and claim its EIA was plagiarised

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
6 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Mob justice can never be condoned but communities deserve to ...

Though unlawfulness can never be condoned, taking the law into your own hands is a legacy of being disenfranchised

2 min read
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Be a fraud, very a fraud: beware of credit impersonators out there

To avoid a nightmare like one reader suffered, it’s a good idea to register with the SA Fraud Prevention Service

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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SA on a hiding to nothing if economic sabotage not tackled

If criminals in political clothing are not stopped, poverty will worsen and investors will leave

By Daphne Mashile-Nkosi
5 min read
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‘A lonely and brutal journey’: watching my mom battle with mental health

Ziphozihle Ntlanganiso breaks the stigma surrounding the haunting reality of mental health

By Ziphozihle Ntlanganiso
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 24 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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The airborne Covid-19 threat is confirmed, but what to do about it?

For starters, avoid closed spaces and, if you’re a business owner, focus more on ventilation and less on sanitising

By Faye Flam
4 min read
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On the drive to net zero emissions, the path will be full of casualties

In the quest for net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the IEA has called for an end to oil exploration

By Julian Lee
3 min read
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Renewed solar ejections are no laughing matter for us or our planet

Many pooh-pooh the idea of solar storms, but just as the sun rises every day, so does their threat to Earth

By Brian K. Sullivan
5 min read
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You think our electioneering is bad? Welcome to Mexico

Candidates shot, kidnapped, tied with a noose as Mexico midterm election vote nears

By Cyntia Barrera Diaz
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Handy to know: does exercise increase your grip strength?

Your grip strength can reveal far more about you than your personality — it may well hold clues to your health

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Start spreading the news: there’s a theatre streaming revolution going on

Nearly half of London’s venues are streaming shows and it’s paying off, even though they aren’t always cheaper

By Sarah Rappaport
3 min read

Discover a luxurious new range of models to rove the countryside

Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque gain exclusive new design elements

By Motoring staff
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

I know the official behind insults at stadium, says angry Mosimane

Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane on ex-employers Sundowns: ‘If I show you my phone I will show you the things’

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
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Broos leaves out captain Hlatshwayo for Uganda friendly

New Bafana Bafana coach has settled for a youthful blend of mostly SA-based players for his first squad

Marc Strydom
Journalist
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Bill Rowan wins first of what grows into Comrades

Today in SA sports history: May 24

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE