Monday, June 21 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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For SA to have a hope in hell, Cyril must shuffle off dead wood

As long as ministers such as Nkoana-Mashabane, Mthethwa and Patel are in office, SA won’t realise its dreams

4 min read
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SA science in peril as funding cut severs lifeline for research students

NRF admits the proportion of those who were recommended for funding but couldn’t get it was higher than previously

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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A giant tree has fallen. Will this generation continue to sow its seeds?

Kenneth Kaunda’s death marks the end of an era. The question now is whether his legacy will be upheld or betrayed

By Thami Ntenteni
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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You could be paying someone else’s e-toll fees in your rental car bill

A client got suspicious when he got billed for kilometres that were much more than the distance he had travelled

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Flavourants could make vaping even more dangerous than smoking

Although additives like vanilla and cinnamon are safe to eat, they are dangerous to inhale, says expert

4 min read
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Elon Musk digs in his heels with new pitch: double-wide tunnels

Pitch reveals plans for a major expansion of scope for the billionaire’s Boring Company

By bloomberg.com
3 min read
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Some good news! SA’s 2021 GDP boost forecast exceeds expectations

Q1 and Q2 data imply a growth of potentially above 4% in 2021, says economist

By Reuters
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Many African countries owe their freedom to Kenneth Kaunda

Believing his nation could not be free if others weren’t, the former Zambian leader made sacrifices in his country

3 min read
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Iguana be surprised: animals reveal what really causes stress in humans

Experts have found that it seems to be rooted in environmental factors rather than behaviour

By Faye Flam
6 min read
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As Tunisians take a battering, ram fighting is their escape

Amid lack of jobs, high prices and deteriorating state services, ‘this lets us get away from our cares’, says ram owner

By Angus McDowall
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 21 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read
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Brazilians insist on hard-to-find Pfizer despite death toll topping 500,000

President spreads doubt, hindering a crucial health campaign as Brazilians shun AstraZeneca and Coronavac

By Julia Leite, Gabriela Mestre and Luana Vicentina
6 min read
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You may not need a Covid booster shot every year after all

The data are increasingly showing that there might be be alternatives, says WHO

By Jason Gale
3 min read
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Case counting in new era as scientists focus on learning to live with Covid

Experts say comparing its prevalence with that of flu will become a key indicator of where we are in fighting it

By Todd Gillespie
4 min read
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Child labour takes the sweetness out of investing in chocolate

Despite chocolate companies pledging to cut child labour, the problem has actually got worse, says report

By Lars Erik Taraldsen and Leanne de Bassompierre
8 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Mini Clubman JCW has space for pace

How about a station wagon for a luxurious family experience?

By Brenwin Naidu
3 min read

New tech is music to disabled student’s ears

Computer scientist and musician’s invention enables woman with cerebral palsy to play the harp with her eyes

By Deborah Kyvrikosaios
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Van Niekerk qualifies at last for Tokyo, but Semenya misses again

The qualifying window for track and field ends on June 29

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read
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Spain in a ‘huge mess’ after another draw

Meanwhile, England’s misfiring Harry Kane says ‘he feels as good as he has all season’

By Richard Martin and Ken Ferris
5 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE