Wednesday, June 30 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma is off to the slammer and no escape this time

If he does not report to authorities by the end of Sunday, police have three days to get him to a correctional centre

By Franny Rabkin
5 min read
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Before Zondo: Zuma and a generation of disappointments

If Jacob Zuma ends up going to Qalakabusha prison like his pal Schabir Shaik, perhaps he too will ‘start afresh’

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
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Zuma’s sentence sends a powerful message to SA and political ‘untouchables’

The ConCourt’s judgment is a timely reminder that the rule of law applies to everyone ‘without fear or favour’

3 min read
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ConCourt is done ‘flogging a dead horse’: judge gives Zuma an earful

Acting chief justice openly critical of the former president and takes particular aim at his ‘outlandish’ behaviour

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
8 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Manny Cabeleira was as legendary as his beer hall

The owner of Joburg’s world-renowned Radium Beer Hall has died at the age of 66 after a heart attack and a stroke

By Chris Barron
6 min read
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‘Government is trying to find surplus cash to help those hit by lockdown’

Thulas Nxesi says paying Ters benefits is ‘a balancing act where we have to look at affordability versus the need’

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
3 min read
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AstraZeneca sale haunts SA in third wave, but Kubayi stands by decision

It is more than 90% effective against hospitalisation from Delta variant which is ‘likely to blame’ for third wave

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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‘Like a cold’: infections after J&J jabs proving to be mild to moderate

Sisonke co-principal investigators Glenda Gray and Linda-Gail Bekker ‘are encouraged by the results’

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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Covid and diabetes: a toxic relationship for SA’s third wave

Data show the coronavirus can infect the cells that create insulin and disrupt its regulation

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Right or wrong, trans Olympian’s inclusion must be treated with respect

People from the land of Caster Semenya should be the last to criticise the selection of a Kiwi transgender weightlifter

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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What it’s like to live without water in a place geared for shortages

Joburger Gill Gifford visited her mom in water-scarce Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape for a week. This is how it went

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read
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Women flushed out of workforce at their peak thanks to menopause

It is a knock to productivity in the workplace, and some governments and companies are beginning to take note

By Lizzy Burden
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – June 30 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Africa’s fastest-growing Covid epidemic paralyses Namibian systems

Patients ‘die unnoticed’ as an influx of cases overwhelms hospitals and mortuaries

By Kaula Nhongo and Antony Sguazzin
3 min read
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US Supreme Court flushes the toilet on school’s transgender bigotry

After years of grim treatment, a man who wasn’t allowed to use the boys’ facilities at school has won his case

By Greg Stohr
2 min read
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Facebook can celebrate its trillion-dollar triumph … for now

The tech firm’s court win in antitrust case is merely a delay before it hears its true fate

By Tae Kim
2 min read
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Mexico follows Peter Tosh’s advice on marijuana and ‘legalises it’

Top court removes ban against smoking weed. Anyone who wants a permit for recreational use can now get one

By Maya Averbuch
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

You can catch Arts Festival on your couch

Africa’s largest arts festival is back and you can be a part of the award-winning performances in person or online

By Declan Gibbon
1 min read

They picked a Picasso or two. Now a head will roll

Nearly a decade after they were stolen, Greek police have recovered stolen Picasso and Mondrian paintings

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Springboks name strong team to play Georgia

No fans at stadiums but British Lions tour will go ahead, we have to make it work, says SA Rugby

By Mark Gleeson and Nick said
3 min read
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‘A true father figure’: CSA mourns former Proteas manager Goolam Rajah

Rajah managed the men’s national team from 1992 until his retirement in 2011

By Cricket SA
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Matfield takes his first steps in Springbok jersey

Today in SA sports history: June 30

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE