Tuesday, June 29 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Mess-ups mean Gauteng has no money left to fight third wave

Icy words from acting health minister as province turns to banks, NGOs, volunteers to rescue it from Covid disaster

By Naledi Shange, Kgaugelo Masweneng and Gill Gifford
5 min read
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I’m up to the job, just give me a chance, says acting health minister

Kubayi: ‘I am not money, not everyone is going to like me. But I always give my best’

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
2 min read
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Will Zuma go to jail? ConCourt set to hand down judgment

Zondo probe argued previously that imprisoning him is the only way to vindicate the ConCourt’s authority

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Friends with benefits? Kodwa says benefactor ‘has no power over me’

No ifs or buts ... Kodwa believes there is no ulterior motive behind his friendship with state-linked entrepreneur

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Anton’s killing was a war crime, says wife of photojournalist Hammerl

His family is trying to locate his remains and launch a probe into his death in Libya

4 min read
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Winter school for grades 11, 12 and supplementary exams to continue

Education minister also announces that more than 200,000 education sector employees have been vaccinated so far

2 min read
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Sex, lies and DNA: if you’re a Botha, you could be an Appel

A University of Pretoria molecular genetics study has found that some ‘Bothas’ in SA have the wrong surname

By Jaco Greeff
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Government did not listen, so here we are again

One cannot help but wonder how different things could have played out if our leaders had really heeded the experts

4 min read
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Cyril, don’t expect sympathy while we pay for tarnished politicians

It’s hard not to blame the state for the mess we are in when it is wasting our money on unworthy pursuits

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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No wrong questions, but JSC hearings need a standard

Absence of clear and consistently applied criteria is a fundamental weakness in the judicial appointments system

By Alison Tilley and Zikhona Ndlebe
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 29 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Delta alert: world needs urgent response to Covid’s most infectious variant

Nations must crush infections, minimise variants and hasten vaccination drives, with the rich assisting the poor

By Mohamed A. El-Erian
5 min read
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When naked and afraid costs you deerly

Nude sunbathers were among those fined by Australian authorities at the weekend for not obeying Covid-19 rules

By Byron Kaye
1 min read
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Strongman’s favourite bogeyman: how fascists wield homophobia

Why have countries such as Hungary, Russia and Uganda jumped on this bandwagon? It’s devastatingly simple

By Clara Ferreira Marques
5 min read
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Blubbing North Koreans want thinner Kim’s blubber back

People ‘were most heartbroken when they saw the emaciated figure of the respected comrade general’

By Jon Herskovitz and Jeong-Ho Lee
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

I sing the body eclectic: rethinking opera for a more inclusive world

Death of Mzilikazi Khumalo reminds us that what was once the quintessential Western art form has far wider power

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

A deliberately messy book, written for a messy, anxious world

A look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life

By Mila de Villiers
1 min read

How artists who have overcome adversity are seeking to inspire others

Thirteen creatives from around the world have joined forces to show others that they too can achieve their goals

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Kolisi’s return to form a relief for Boks as Lions loom

Herschel Jantjies, Vincent Koch and S’bu Nkosi have been named as the players who tested positive for Covid

By Nick Said
3 min read
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Ancient England-Germany history will count for little

Yashoda the elephant oracle has predicted a German victory over the old enemy

By Simon Evans
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE