Wednesday, June 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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$50bn cash injection to save the world, rich and poor, from vaccine gap

The mega investment could be the best use of public money we will see in our lifetimes

By Kristalina Georgieva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, David Malpass and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
6 min read
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By firing one of its top minds, the SAPS will only regress further

Instead of expelling Jeremy Vearey, the police force should engage with him on the matters he has raised

By David Africa
4 min read
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Cadres, ask yourselves, are any of you not corrupt or dysfunctional?

For 27 years we have entrusted SA to you, yet the allegations come thick and fast, year in and year out

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Hope for Charlotte Maxeke’s cancer patients, bleak forecast for the rest

Oncology unit due to reopen this week, but officials cannot forecast when rest of facility will be operational

By Gill Gifford
5 min read
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Tinned fish, R750k watch, cash – just some of the gifts MPs got in 2019

It seems that being an MP is a gift that keeps on giving as parliament’s register of members’ interests is released

3 min read
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Primary pupils to go to school every day soon

Department of basic education plans to reopen schools in late July using a risk-adjusted differentiated strategy

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Wastewater shows Durban may already be in third wave

Researchers say there may be more infected people in eThekwini municipality than what is being reported

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | There’s no place for racism in SA schools. We must all fight it

Schools should be a mirror of our society, and if they are still racist and dysfunctional, then we have failed

4 min read
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SA joins electric cars race, but state policy means it’ll end with a crash

Trade and industry’s green paper fails to support local production, increase local content or promote employment

By Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo and Dinga Sikwebu
6 min read
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Full dams don’t mean water security

People must be educated about usage as infrastructure challenges or a dry year could spell disaster

By Mike Muller
5 min read
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Hybrid work: what’s in store for the economy, productivity and promotions?

This is the future of mixed work, according to the expert who did his homework before Covid was even heard of

By Olivia Rockeman
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Sinovac offers hope for developing world as rich nations hog other shots

A Brazilian study has found CoronaVac to be effective against Covid-19, but it is yet to receive approval from the WHO

By bloomberg.com
4 min read
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Language finally evolves to catch up with Covid-19 variants

That clutter of numbers, letters and full stops has now been replaced by a more practical naming system

By Emma Farge
2 min read
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Want to save the planet? Chop down more trees

Or, or least, that’s the conclusion of a study by the Swedish forestry industry, and it’s not as crackpot as it sounds

By Jesper Starn
2 min read
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Mafia ‘people-slayer’ walks free, to the outrage of victims’ families

The Italian mobster who turned state witness and helped authorities crack down on Cosa Nostra clans is free

By Angelo Amante
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Wines that deserve a place at the high table

From ‘narrative luxury’ to a sense of deluxe, you don’t get more luxurious than these statement offerings

By Michael Fridjhon
4 min read

These SA bars will take you to another place

Lockdown level 2 is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out the house for a drink - just make it early

By Staff reporter
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Hopefully SA Olympic contenders will go fourth and multiply

The SA Olympic team has a mix of medal targets, contenders and, history shows us, at least one painful fourth place

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Proteas quick Nortje pumped up for West Indies challenge

After winning a slew of awards, including Men’s Cricketer of the Year‚ Anrich Nortje is up for Test series in St Lucia

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE