Friday, June 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Ten babies or not, their three wise men get 10 out of 10 for hubris

That the holy trinity of Rampedi, Surve and Masina have endorsed this story should be enough to set off alarm bells

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Ramaphosa unveils plan to rescue SA from load-shedding mess

Firms will be allowed to generate 100MW of their own electricity, and sell their excess power to the national grid

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
3 min read
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Great move, Cyril. To make it even better, sack Mantashe

President’s plan for electricity is the light at the end of the tunnel SA needs, but energy minister remains an obstacle

By Peter Attard Montalto
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Zuma ups the ante in bid to torpedo trial

The former president sets his sights on not just the lead prosecutor but his whole team

3 min read
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Court deals blow to Smuts Ngonyama in Bosasa battle

Unless he appeals, judgment means his shares will belong to liquidators of Bosasa Youth Development Centres

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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Covid third wave rolling relentlessly across Africa, so mask up

Thirteen countries have detected the variant originally identified in India

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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The low-down on Covid-19 around the world, including Gauteng spike

Updates from India, Australia, the UAE and more

By Reuters and Bloomberg
4 min read
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PODCAST | We’re in a pandemic — but other extreme events are on their way

Environmental expert shares five key insights and tips for the rocky path ahead

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Thankfully Cyril has at last stepped in and shown who’s boss

He also needs to realise Eskom is inhibiting SA’s growth instead of powering our recovery

3 min read
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Why Southern Africa’s interior is an ideal place for solar energy

There are many reasons why we are in one of the world’s best locations to use the sun for electricity, says expert

By Hartmut Winkler
4 min read
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Easy ‘pap smear’: a dab of vinegar saves Malawian women’s lives

In less than three minutes, women can find out if they are in danger of cervical cancer

5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Pfizer to give US 500 million Covid vaccines to donate to poor nations

European Union foregoes 100 million J&J vaccines, considers donating other doses

By Caroline Copley, Francesco Guarascio and Elvira Pollina
3 min read
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Come clean on Covid or you won’t get our cash, IMF tells Tanzania

Tanzanian government has asked the IMF for emergency funding, after late president Magufuli had played down the pandemic

By Matthew Hill and Fumbuka Ng'Wanakilala
2 min read
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Weight a minute, has North Korean leader shed some kilos?

Kim’s game: Kim Jong-un’s watch gives clues to health after 20-day disappearing act

By Stella Ko
2 min read
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Once villagers would have killed rogue orangutan. This time they saved it

Engandered ape, caught stealing coconuts, gets new home deep in Borneo forest after locals call in rescue service

By Karishma Singh
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

A whole spectrum of shows for Pride Month

Here are 13 must-watch shows and movies that explore LGBTQIA themes and do it well

By Kevin Kriedemann
11 min read

Find knife-edge reality in SA doccie festival

The festival will take place online and in select cinemas until June 20

Tymon Smith
Features writer, film and series reviewer
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok Kriel eager to take on Lions, for whom his great grandfather played

After injury in the first match ruled him out of the 2019 World Cup, Jesse Kriel is hoping for a ‘special’ series

By Nick Said
1 min read
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Oldest, youngest, most capped: all the numbers for Euro 2020

In what may be his international swansong, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo eyes all-time goalscoring record

By Mark Gleeson and Francesco Canepa
5 min read
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Blast from the past: Chavhanga hits Uruguay for a six on Bok debut

Today  in SA sports history: June 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE