Monday, May 31 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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This is why Cyril is so scared to get rid of Zweli Mkhize

Cyril Ramaphosa is stuck between a rock and a hard place with his allies, but his renewal campaign demands action

4 min read
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‘Pandemic fatigue’ returns SA to level 2, but let’s not give up: Cyril

Ramaphosa avoids mention of alcohol or Zweli Mkhize as he ramps up lockdown to stop spread of third wave

4 min read
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BOOK EXTRACT | ‘Incredible arrogance’: how the Guptas tried to bully me

In his book, Themba Maseko details how Ajay Gupta allegedly tried to force him to hand over the GCIS budget

By Themba Maseko
7 min read
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Sale of car with shady record begins a long, bumpy ride

Purchase from a Toyota dealership was a car crash waiting to happen, as this customer would soon discover

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Stellenbosch university flushes in its clues-in-poo Covid-19 plan

Faeces from the university’s residences will be monitored for genetic traces of SARS-CoV-2

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
1 min read
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SA’s travel industry will have to adapt to a post-Covid world or die

Its future depends on a successful vaccine rollout and strict protocols that make people feel safe

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
1 min read
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Decades-long dream comes to fruition for Tafelberg farmers

The landowners finally received title deeds to farmland that was handed over to white World War 2 soldiers

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
6 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | SIU and NPA successes, while commendable, are taking too long

For victories to become the norm, the bodies must move faster to bring corrupt individuals to book

1 min read

Red tape and bureaucracy shafting SA mining industry

Minerals Council SA says there is an urgent need for regulatory certainty and faster rights approvals

By Allan Seccombe
4 min read
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Will you have fewer friends after lockdown?

The good news is close relationships are unlikely to suffer, but your wider community might temporarily diminish

By Andreas Kluth
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – May 31 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Huge breakthrough for oncology as scientists nail lung-cancer gene

For 40 years researchers have tried to block a mutant gene. They’ve now done so with a drug the FDA has approved

By Robert Langreth and Fiona Rutherford
2 min read
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Oy, it’s no whim: in Earth’s happiest place, a start-up is driving out cars

With services from scooters to public transport, a Finnish company aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution

By Kati Pohjanpalo
3 min read
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Gas giants eye purple patch as they map route from blue to green hydrogen

They look to grab share of  the market as carbon capture may help industry meet tighter emissions rules

By Rachel Morison and Laura Hurst
5 min read
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Climbers reach new peaks on latest Everest quest

Tired but safe, Mount Everest record-making climbers return

By Gopal Sharma
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Say FKT to these fitness myths

Take the fastest known times to eliminating the errors that hold so many people back on their exercise journeys

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Glide in glamour in the new E-Class

The exclusive 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is fit for a star

By Brenwin Naidoo
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Are the Boks locked and loaded for the British Lions tour?

Injuries to De Jager and Snyman could have big effect on the Springbok approach to the British Lions series

By Gavin Rich
4 min read
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Tuchel factor breathes new life into Premier League race

After their Champions League win, Chelsea have thrown their hat in the ring as league title contenders next season

By Simon Evans
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE