Monday, June 28 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Ask yourselves, SA politicos, why is someone else doing your work?

Our politicians spend much time blowing their trumpets about meetings while others do their jobs

4 min read
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SA Delta blow: fourth booze ban as Cyril ‘balances lives with livelihoods’

The Delta variant has hit SA hard and the president says he had no choice but to reintroduce stricter measures

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
7 min read
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Until officials are held accountable, councils will never improve

Here is why placing municipalities under administration is not the ultimate solution

6 min read
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Home-buyers beware: the small print is where the auction is

A dispute over a commission refund for a cancelled sale has unbelievably reared its ugly head again

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Modack stays locked up amid cold war in court

Outside court, the alleged gang boss’s bodyguards stood among a small crowd wearing ‘Modack Group’ masks

Aron Hyman
Reporter
4 min read
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Military hospitals lie in intensive care as funds go to waste

Tangled in a confusing web of contracts, disputes and mismanagement, SANDF hospitals fall ever more into disrepair

By Erika Gibson
8 min read
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Pandemic worsens a bad situation for domestic workers

About two in five workers in Kenya and Nigeria and one in five in SA have lost their jobs since the coronavirus hit

4 min read
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If you smell someone’s BO in an enclosed space, you’re in dire Covid danger

Experts say taxis are the perfect environment for spreading the virus, and give advice on how to protect oneself

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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PODCAST | Is SA on the verge of becoming a failed state?

Conversation delves into state of local governance, collapse of service delivery and land expropriation bill

By Paige Muller and Mike Siluma
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Cities raise tariffs but they still don’t provide services we need

Hikes are hard to stomach considering potholes, lack of service delivery and billions squandered by municipalities

2 min read
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Awaiting the fate of a man of Tshepo Mahloele’s calibre is torturous

So far the Arena Holdings chairperson’s sheet is balanced, yet he is being targeted at every turn

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
7 min read
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Anton Hammerl died for truth – the world must take it from there

It’s 10 years since the photojournalist died, and no-one has been prosecuted and there has not even been a full probe

By Caoilfhionn Gallagher
6 min read
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‘Buy, borrow, die’ exposed: the tax dodge rule the mega rich live by

A recent report has blown open the secret methods US-based billionaires use to avoid the taxman

Toby Shapshak
Columnist
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 28 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Ex-Sudan dictator Bashir could find himself at The Hague at last

Authorities in the country say they have ‘generally decided on the handover of the criminals to the ICC’

By Mohammed Alamin
1 min read
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Is Chauvin’s sentence for killing George Floyd ‘a turning point in US’?

On-duty officers have killed more than 1,000 people a year since 2013, yet their actions ‘aren’t treated as criminal’

By Fola Akinnibi
2 min read
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Facebook must face up to sex-trafficking claims, US court rules

The platform has failed to have a case, accusing it of being the reason women were forced into prostitution, thrown out

By Malathi Nayak
2 min read
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Don’t be shy: US urges pilots to speak up on UFO sightings

Government encourages reporting ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’ after intelligence report

By Billy House, Daniel Flatley and Tony Capaccio
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Lard have mercy: are you weighing yourself incorrectly?

Or are you weighing yourself too often?

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Chinese cars have come a long way

From catfish to game-changers…

By Brenwin Naidu
5 min read

What doesn’t freeze you makes you stronger

One ice block at a time, a Swiss man is defrosting people’s bodies and minds and reconnecting them to nature

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Murray relishing responsibility of leading Lions in SA

Springboks cancel training on Sunday after three players test positive for Covid-19

By Shrivathsa Sridhar and Nick Said
2 min read
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Semenya heads for Belgium in last-ditch bid to qualify for Olympics

A bridge to Farah for Mo after missing Olympic qualifying mark. However coach says he’s not ending track career

By Mark Gleeson and Shrivathsa Sridhar
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Guscott breaks Bok hearts with drop goal

Today in SA sports history: June 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE