Wednesday, May 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Cape vaccine registration for health workers shut down thanks to fakes ...

Western Cape health MEC calls the fraud an ‘infringement of human rights’ and ‘inhumane’

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Scales of justice: trafficker gets harshest term ever for pangolin poaching

The South African, who was caught in a sting operation, will spend 10 years in the slammer

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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OBITUARY | The sun has set on Stan Sangweni. Let it rise on his challenge

The ANC stalwart said he dreamed of the day corruption was banished and poverty and hunger were no more

By Chris Barron
7 min read
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Right now, the only thing Life Esidimeni bereaved have is hope

An inquest into the tragedy starts in July, but those involved are hesitant as little has been achieved since 2016

By Gill Gifford
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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After SAA bailout clipped its wings, clean parastatal left in chaos

The qualifications authority has to deal with delayed certificate verifications and disgruntled retrenched employees

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Jozi, service costs to soar, but don’t worry, the fire engines will rock

Joburg residents will fork out between 2% and 15% more for utilities, but the city is promising big things in return

By Gill Gifford
2 min read
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Mathews Phosa and Zak Yacoob smoke the peace pipe after heated exchange

The former judge has apologised to Phosa after a debate about his opinion on the ANC’s step-aside rule

3 min read
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How a humble yet key legume sparked the seed of growth for student

UKZN graduate develops a tougher variety of cowpea, an important protein source for millions in Africa

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Covid has once again exposed disparity between haves and have-nots

Inequity in global health is one of biggest injustices of our era, and Africa is once more on wrong side of the divide

3 min read
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Have you no decency, Mkhize? Oh, how a mighty reputation has fallen

SA’s health department has been accused of ‘shocking looting’, yet the man at its helm remains in his scrubs

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
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African Americans are building real Freedom they can feel and live in

A group of families is planning a black-founded town to escape from pervasive racism in the US

By Carey L Biron
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Long Covid is no joke. Here’s what we know about it so far

One patient said her skin felt ‘like a blowtorch was being held to it’

By Robert Langreth
8 min read
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Read and weep, but it’s not the end for bombed Gaza bookshop

His bookshop in ruins after Israeli air strikes, Gazan Shaban Esleem hopes to rebuild with crowd-funding help

By Nidal al-Mughrabi
2 min read
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One smart ring to rule them all: the future will be on your finger

You lock your door with it as you go out to the shops, where you can use it again to pay for your groceries

By Shiho Takezawa and Masatsugu Horie
2 min read
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Coup attempt threatens fragile return to democracy in gold-rich Mali

Proposed elections endangered as president and PM are detained just hours after a government reshuffle

By Katarina Hoije
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

You’ve got to pick a bottle or two

The latest in a line of wine auctions, the Cape Fine and Rare event included a number of collector’s items

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Tang puts the bang into Joburg food scene

Nicky van der Walt’s pan-Asian eatery delivers top-notch food and wine, paired with superb service

By Steve Steinfeld
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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There’s a big difference between sport funding and support

Wise investment in sport would not only assist new talent reach the top, but help those at the pinnacle stay there

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Top-ranked Belgium have best chance of first major trophy

Despite a glittering squad of players, it may be the in-form Youri Tielemans who’s time is nigh as Belgium’s talisman

By Mark Gleeson
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Boks blow England away in Bloemfontein

Today in SA sports history: May 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE