Monday, June 7 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

First step to stop SA going down the toilet? End school pit latrines

Cabinet ministers flute on about the fourth industrial revolution, yet our schools are without safe, clean lavatories

4 min read
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This is how Mkhwebane plans to fight impeachment. Does she have a case?

Public protector’s counsel, Dali Mpofu, argues impeachment process is a ‘legal impossibility’. Parliament begs to differ

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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Teachers are definitely next in the jab queue. The only question is when

Other school staff will also benefit from the roll-out, the start of which depends on a green light from US authorities

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Don’t let your kids go to parties, begs principal as pupil infections soar

Krugersdorp principal Dawie Kriel’s Facebook video imploring parents to keep their children at home has gone viral

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Ideas FREE

Why are Edgars accounts so hard to get out of?

For goodness’ sake, credit providers, the finish line really shouldn’t be that elusive

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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J&J side effects are rare. Here’s the underlying reason for them

Investigation by leading experts has reached its conclusions on whether vaccines and blood clots are linked

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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Body smuggling business is alive and well at the Zim border. Why?

High costs and red tape make it easier for many to just secretly transport their loved ones’ corpses back home

By Lenin Ndebele
3 min read
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SA’s war against rhino poaching is about to turn radioactive

Researchers in SA and further afield are collaborating to find a safe way to use their chemical weapon

By Akhona Matshoba and Tanisha Heiberg
2 min read
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Snakes are going suburban, and SA is ready for them now

Tongs are selling like hotcakes – just one indication that we’ve become more willing to interact with the reptiles

5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | New Zulu king has the power, but also the responsibility

King Misuzulu has the unenviable task of uniting a fractured Zulu royal family and making sure  his kingdom prospers

3 min read
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To stop mob justice, restore SA’s faith in our criminal justice system

While sometimes understandable, mob justice is not acceptable as only the state has the right to render justice

By Dr Sazelo Mkhize, Khanyisile Majola and Dr Samuel Fikiri Cinini
3 min read
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Employers, don’t be mum about ways to make parents’ productivity pop

An expert gives tips on how companies can reduce the stress of being a parent in a full-time work environment

By Arianne Cohen
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 7 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Trump is back, searching for the spotlight again as he takes aim at Biden

After having his Facebook account suspended for two years, Trump starts public re-emergence with focus on his grievances

By Mark Niquette
2 min read
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Tit for tat: Nigeria suspends Twitter after president’s tweet is deleted

However, Nigeria says Twitter suspension isn’t just about leader’s tweet

By Ruth Olurounbi
1 min read
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The ever influential Musk is pulling bitcoin where it once loathed to go

In earlier days of cryptocurrency, the prospect of centralised mining would have been enough to turn participants away

By Elaine Ou
4 min read
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Alien invasion: should Earthlings try to find them before they find us?

As technology brings us ever closer to contact with extraterrestrial civilisations, debate on how to go about it mounts

By Mark Buchanan
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

BMW’s new i4 sings the body electric

The carmaker aims high as it takes the wraps off its electric car in production form

By Brenwin Naidoo
3 min read

The crazy rich talent of Jon Chu

The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director talks about Spielberg, Hollywood diversity and the making of ‘In the Heights’

By Lucas Shaw
12 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Reputations count for little, says Bok coach ahead of Lions series

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says he’s looking for players who give the ‘hard yards’ in training

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read
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DeChambeau/Koepka feud flares again at Memorial Tournament

Bryson DeChambeau says PGA Tour may need to handle his spat with fellow US golfer Brooks Koepka

By Shrivathsa Sridhar and Amy tennery
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Rabada runs in hard to help topple Aussies

Today in SA sports history: June 7

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE