Wednesday, June 23 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Axe vax excuses. It’s time to think outside the box

Government has no one to blame but itself for SA’s rollout mess. We have the infrastructure to administer jabs

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Tighter lockdown might be only way to curb SA’s enthusiasm for fatigue

South Africans are taking Covid-19 risks less seriously and fuelling the third wave with their behaviour, say experts

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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By groveling to the EFF, the ANC is digging SA’s grave

The party’s hodgepodge of a policy on expropriation without compensation is, as Thabo Mbeki points out, a disaster

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
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THABO MBEKI | The land question must be read with the Freedom Charter

Much care is needed in amending Section 25 of the constitution or SA could be crippled

By Thabo Mbeki
22 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Setback for ‘Donkie’ as state eyes R21m empire

The alleged gang boss denies knowledge of drug factories and blames his rental agent, who faces drug-dealing charges

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read
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‘The situation is bad. It isn’t under control’: Gauteng doctors despair

Chaos as overstretched hospitals put Covid negative and positive patients in same ward, beds and oxygen run out

5 min read
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‘Our mental health is in shreds’: Gauteng nurses drowning in third wave

As they are overwhelmed by overflowing wards and staff shortages, they beg for a stricter lockdown in the province

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
2 min read
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It’s all systems go for SA’s education sector vaccine rollout

Principals have been briefed to prioritise personnel with comorbidities, managers and organised labour

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Give us a say in parole of our child’s killer, begs Leigh Matthews’s family

Lobby group believe victims and families should have the right to put forward their own case to oppose early release

By Gill Gifford
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Those perpetuating vaccine hesitancy are putting lives at risk

As people who are looked up to, teachers and medical professionals have a duty to encourage vaccinations

2 min read
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OBITUARY | Mzilikazi Khumalo wrote the soundtrack of the new SA

From ‘Princess Mogogo’ to the post-apartheid national anthem, he melded traditions together into something new

By Chris Barron
5 min read
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SA’s Covid ‘foot soldiers’ bridge digital divide between rich and poor

Countrywide, volunteers are helping those without the know-how or internet access to register for vaccines

By Kim Harrisberg
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 23 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Running on empty: poor nations desperate as vaccine supplies run dry

Many have run out of shots distributed through the Covax campaign, and the world could pay a heavy price

By James Paton and Corinne Gretler
6 min read
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Drop the pilot? Having one pilot in the cockpit is a terrible idea

Automation and tight budgets are tempting airlines to slim down flight crews. How will that help in an emergency?

By Tim Culpan and David Fickling
5 min read
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Netflix widens its jaws to take a blockbuster bite out of the competition

The streaming service has signed top Hollywood producer and director Steven Spielberg to produce films for it

By Tara Lachapelle
3 min read
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More than just a game: web sleuths refuse to abandon conspiracy theory

Is there more to the Blue Box mystery, or is it just a stunt by a well-known trickster?

By Jason Schreier
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Enjoy a weekend with views and big flavours

Three culinary weekends are available with two nights of accommodation, all meals, wine tasting and master classes

By Declan Gibbon
1 min read

Refugees sew seeds for a brighter future

A basic sewing workshop has given asylum-seekers in Paris the chance to turn their dreams into reality

By Michaela Cabrera
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Olympics just doesn’t seem to swing it for highly-paid golfers

It is rather perplexing that SA’s top golfer and a genuine medal contender isn’t interested in the quadrennial event

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

Before they can focus on Lions, Boks have Georgia on their minds

Despite not playing together for almost two years, the Boks are confident ahead next week’s clash with Georgia

George Byron
Deputy sports editor & rugby writer
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Boks and Lions draw as Gainsford scores for hosts

Today in SA sports history: June 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE