Wednesday, June 9 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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BEHIND THE SCENES | Bad vibes: how Cyril decided to put Mkhize on ice

President’s hand was forced after a number of the ANC’s NWC called for Zweli Mkhize to step away from his duties

By Kgothatso Madisa, Andisiwe Makinana and Mawande Amashabalala
2 min read
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Mkhize’s last act — to beg Sahpra and FDA to release the J&J vaccine

The minister, who has been placed on special leave, is confident the target of vaccinating 16 million will be reached

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
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‘This means no more Carl Niehaus’: ANC rumoured to disband MK vets’ groups

Squabbles between MKMVA and the MKNC seem to have pushed the party’s patience too far

By Andisiwe Makinana, Kgothatso Madisa and Amanda Khoza
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Bail denied: court not sold on Gupta ‘lieutenant’ Iqbal Sharma’s defence

Investigating officer says Sharma has the financial means to flee and support himself outside SA

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
5 min read
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Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter prize for holding ‘magnifying glass’ to Zim

Previous winners of the award include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Margaret Atwood

By Sharon Mazingaizo
2 min read
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Limpopo to speed up e-learning with tablets for its poorest schools

The education department sets aside R228m in this financial year for the initiative

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Move over, Durban: there’s a quicker way to get containers to Joburg

A dry port in Komatipoort will significantly cut transportation time from Maputo to SA’s industrial hub

By Matthew Hill and Borges Nhamire
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Hey, parents, keep your kids at home

What are they thinking by allowing their children to go to parties? Teachers deserve better as they await vaccines

4 min read
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If SA is to live, its leaders must stop feasting on dead ideas

SA has too many ideological necrophiliacs and too few jobs

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
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Inequality was front of the queue before SA’s vaccine rollout began

Income disparity, technology and language limitations are  fuelling a situation that reflects a global problem

By John Bowker and Khuleko Siwele
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 9 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Covid’s delta variant is on a whole new level of frightening

Gangrene, hearing loss and severe gastric upsets are just some of the new symptoms Indian doctors are seeing

By Bhuma Shrivastava
5 min read
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Colonial hackers learn the hard way: bitcoin ransom collection has a catch

FBI’s digital car chase shows that cryptocurrency can leave a trail

By Tim Culpan
5 min read
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Shifting gears: blow for Musk as his wingman quits Tesla

Analysts call veteran Jerome Guillen’s departure a ‘huge and unexpected loss’ for carmaker

By Dana Hull, Gabrielle Coppola and Ed Ludlow
2 min read
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Lizard of Oz: meet Cooper, the supersized dino that thundered down under

The newly discovered species is the largest found in Australia and among the top five in the world

By Reuters
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Wine’s holy grape: the balance between stock continuity and terroir

Larger estates with lower per bottle prices are the elusive middle ground

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Stylish new eatery refines the ethos of Greek dining in Joburg

Luke Dale Roberts brings some Mediterranean magic to Rosebank

By Steve Steinfeld
1 min read

Let’s raise a glass to SA’s women entrepreneurs

A survey shows that of 17 countries measured, SA has the highest percentage of women entrepreneurs

By Lucienne van Pul
7 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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A vision for SA sport is all very well, but you need money and a plan

Administrators need to map out a proper, achievable plan and get Lotto and government on board to fund it

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Rashford ready to put team first for England success at Euros

He’s excited about England’s prospects and believes Gareth Southgate has assembled a formidable squad

By Manasi Pathak
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Kolisi begins Bok captaincy with a bang

Today in SA sports history: June 9

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE