Tuesday, May 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Yes, the DA could try harder, but SA’s real devils wear Prada

Why is our army of tweeters focusing on the DA while overlooking scandals surrounding Zweli Mkhize and the Gigabas?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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WATCH | The life and pointless death of Lindani Myeni

We give you an exclusive look into the life of the former rugby player who was shot dead by Hawaii police

By Emile Bosch, Orrin Singh and Anthony Molyneaux
6 min read
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Africa has world’s highest death rate for critically ill Covid patients

Patient outcomes will continue to be compromised until shortfall in critical care resources is addressed, say experts

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Exhume Mugabe and rebury him, Zim traditional court rules

Court fines Grace Mugabe for going against custom when she took charge of her late husband’s funeral arrangements

By Lenin Ndebele
2 min read
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Justice, not dignity, for man wrongfully arrested for murder and rape

It’s been 16 years since Johannes Mahlangu’s arrest, but despite top court ordering he be paid out, scars remain

4 min read
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Quarrel over Matroosberg route snowballs into legal brawl

To protect endangered species, Western Cape has instructed the reserve owners to stop using the road

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Duo hopes to get South Africans in tune with Covid-19 science

What’s better than music to simplify and spread the facts on a pandemic clouded by so much misinformation?

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Mosimane and the beautiful game deserve better than this ugliness

The disgraceful scenes at Lucas Moripe Stadium point to a problem bigger than just Pitso Mosimane and Sundowns

2 min read
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‘I don’t spend that much time on my device.’ Yeah right, say researchers

A Stellenbosch University-led study looked at how people self-report time on social media and its effect on data

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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After 54 years of misrule in Togo, the Gnassingbé dynasty has got to go

The West African country’s president Faure Gnassingbé has many human right violations to answer for

6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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‘He was very sad’: the moment Belarusian journo knew his time was up

The minute his plane was diverted, dissident Roman Protasevich tried to offload his luggage, but it was too late

By Andrius Sytas
3 min read
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World Bank set to gift DRC billions as reward for good behaviour

End of power struggle may unlock R42bn of desperately needed funds for Democratic Republic of the Congo

By Michael J. Kavanagh
2 min read
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‘Trip to vaccination and happiness’: travel agencies pounce on jab fad

The better vaccines haven’t reached poorer countries, so well-heeled Indians and Thais are going after them

By Ragini Saxena and Prim Chuwiruch
4 min read
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They nose what they’re doing: dogs to help pick up pace of Covid queues

Super-sniffer canines could greatly shorten testing lines at airports, says UK study

By Corinne Gretler
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Mick Herron’s failures are his success

The slow horses are back in former cult writer Mick Herron’s latest spy thriller, ‘Slough House’

By Michele Magwood
1 min read

Time to produce more indigenous-language books

It is key that children know their backgrounds, which is why Katrina Esau’s book is so important

By Perfect Hlongwane
3 min read

Over the wife and kids? Let the ANC drown them out

The TaoTronics SoundSurge 90 headphones offer premium features at an affordable price

By Sbu Mkwanazi
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok selectors will be relieved as Kolisi treads the comeback trail

Bok captain Siya Kolisi almost back to his best‚ says Sharks coach Sean Everitt

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Fifty shades of great: Mickelson defies father time to win PGA Championship

Nicklaus, Woods congratulate Phil Mickelson, while caddie Tim says his brother never lost the desire, will to win

By Andrew Both
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Stransky masterclass sets up World Cup opener win

Today in SA sports history: May 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE