Tuesday, June 8 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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OBITUARY | Shaleen Surtie-Richards’s weapons were laughter and love

Untrained but a consummate professional, witty and wonderful, SA’s undisputed national treasure has died

By Chris Barron
6 min read
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Sharma denies Gupta links, begs for bail amid corruption charges

Businessman Iqbal Sharma says he’s already forked out R140k from his R170k savings to pay his lawyers’ deposit

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
4 min read
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‘I just floored it’: ballsy mom outwits hijackers in high-speed chase

Dramatic CCTV footage shows attempted hijack and how mother of two escapes thanks to some very quick thinking

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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These are the 12 reasons why Mkhwebane can’t be impeached: Mpofu

The rules would have to be applied retrospectively which cannot work, public protector’s counsel tells high court

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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Cerebral palsy parents caught in court battle between two law firms

Estate of Michael Friedman claims a dismissed employee is now illegally touting his clients for a rival firm

7 min read
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Let there be music: report shows, with protocols, live shows can take place

Lateral flow tests that deliver results within 30 minutes may be the answer to large events starting up again

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Now this is how you make the competition pee bricks

Award-winning researcher struck ‘liquid gold’ when he turned urine into building material

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Mthethwa, give artists the help Surtie-Richards was denied

She leaves a gaping void in SA. May her plight spur the state to give the artistic community the funds it promised it

3 min read
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We can drone on about corruption but better the devil you know

While ‘killer robots’ are not here, at least for the time being, we have more pressing matters to worry about

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Corals are in their own pandemic, and its results could be just as dire

Stony coral tissue loss disease is causing severe damage with wide-reaching consequences

By Teresa Tomassoni
8 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – June 8 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Africa can bet on vaccine boost as Senegal hatches plan for production

West African nation is collaborating with Belgian firm to manufacture its own jabs for distribution in the region

By Edward McAllister
4 min read
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Test for the West: G7 summit to answer ‘defining question of our time’

Leaders of rich democracies want to show they can compete with the power of China and the assertiveness of Russia

By Guy Faulconbridge and Steve Holland
3 min read
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Flying high: Qantas at the centre of disturbing drug smuggling ring

Intelligence report says as many as 150 employees linked to organised crime

By Angus Whitley
1 min read
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Can an Artificial Intelligence hiring system be biased or even racist?

Covid has sped up the use AI software in the hiring process, as policymakers grapple with how to regulate the industry

By Avi Asher-Schapiro
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Get up close and personal with SA art

Visit Momo’s collectors’ corner, take in Everard Read’s group exhibition and delve into David Goldblatt’s photos

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

Last person rides out apocalypse in her Porsche

BOOK REVIEW | This dystopian novel is not about death. It’s not even about pandemics

By Monique Verduyn
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Mushrooming T20 leagues a threat to international game, says Faf

The big money in T20 leagues is making it hard for national boards to keep players available for international cricket

By Amlan Chakraborty
1 min read
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Grealish happy to take the kicks in England’s quest for Euro glory

A look at some of the top teams ahead of the European Championship which kicks off on Friday

By Reuters
7 min read
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Blast from the past: Boks get wake-up call in ’74 Lions first Test

Today in SA sports history: June 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE