Monday, July 5 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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The time has come to stop pandering to the Nkandla cry-baby

If the ANC does not shut out Zuma, any semblance of what’s left of the rule of law and the economy will be destroyed

4 min read
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Same old, same old: Zuma blames Zondo, Madonsela, judiciary for his woes

The former president says his biggest sin was pointing out Raymond Zondo was biased against him

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
6 min read
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SIU to probe gaping holes within government’s War on Leaks project

Only 7,000 of the proposed 15,000 youths were trained as plumbers and artisans, and none of them were employed

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
6 min read
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Evidence for claims in weight-loss ads is slimmer than you’ll be

Was Pinterest right to ban advertising for diet products on its platform?

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Gauteng principals want religious leaders to address anti-vax teachers

More than 9,000 educators are refusing to be vaccinated, with experts saying they fear ‘the mark of the beast’

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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I am not ready to face dad’s killers but I must: daughter of slain cop

Roxanne van Eck is hoping that by doing so she will be able to delay their release on parole

By Gill Gifford
3 min read
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So much for nine life terms: why is Sizzler’s mass killer up for parole?

Victim’s sister says she wants to make South Africans aware that a life term doesn’t mean what they may think

By Gill Gifford
3 min read
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Oral health care decays as shortage of dentists worsens

Decrease in production, emigration and costs of training are some of the reasons for the crisis

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | SA’s parole system in desperate need of rehabilitation

Possible release of killers shocks victims’ families, who are realising the reassurance of life sentences does not last

3 min read
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‘Some animals are more equal than others’: service delivery in SA

With frustration and desperation spilling over into peaceful and violent protests, when will the government take heed?

By Marike Keller
4 min read
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Heat domes are a red-hot warning on climate costs

It’s not our grandkids who’ll be affected by climate change, it’ll be us if we don’t heed unpredictable weather events

By Noah Smith
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 3 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Biden orders ‘deep dive’ after huge ransomware attack hits thousands

Russia-linked REvil accused of hack weeks after Biden warning to Putin

By William Turton
4 min read
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Sweet success as antiretroviral for babies is rolled out in Africa

Only about half the world’s HIV-positive children receive treatment, but that’s set to change rapidly

By Ghaida Ghantous
1 min read
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Double trouble for Boeing after ‘extremely rare’ engine malfunction

Two pilots were seriously injured when both engines on their jet failed and the aircraft plunged into the sea off Hawaii

By Alan Levin, Julie Johnsson and Ryan Beene
5 min read
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Fake itch scratched after court drops bombshell on Marilyn merch

Authentic Brands can now freeze virtual stores’ assets, but it wasn’t easy and doesn’t solve the problem, say experts

By Susan Decker
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The torque of the town: some local favourites and a potent Porsche

Highlights of your week in motoring: a hot Cayenne, majestic Merc, pumped up Polo and sporty Yaris

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Vaccines have saved millions of lives for more than two centuries

Historical records show that vaccinology dates back many hundreds of years

By Dr Nokukhanya Msomi
5 min read

Fancy a memento of one of the 20th century’s most passionate love stories?

From Friday until July 21 Sotheby’s will be auctioning a number of items that belonged to Sylvia Plath

By Guy Faulconbridge
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Lions roar, but coach not thinking about Test team yet

Warren Gatland gives his team ‘a pass mark’ after their convincing opening tour win over the Gauteng Lions

By Mark Gleeson
2 min read
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England show swagger, style and depth of Euro title contenders

Next up Denmark, Gareth Southgate’s squad looks to have the strength in depth to go all the way

By Simon Evans
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Locke wins his fourth and final British Open

Today in SA sports history: July 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE