Tuesday, July 6 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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ANC funder-turned-MP and her ‘links’ to shadowy Chinese agency

Xiaomei Havard says she has donated millions to the ANC, with some in the party believing she paid her way in

By SAM DUNNING and AMANDA KHOZA
15 min read
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Meet Stevie, the new robot that helps virtually examine ICU patients

Steve Biko Academic Hospital has become the pilot site for the innovative project spearheaded by UP

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘A travesty’: deputy minister slams report on Bosasa upgrades to his home

Thabang Makwetla says it was released after parliament had been dissolved, meaning the matter would have lapsed

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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First half of the year sees a spiralling number of helicopter crashes

Cause for concern as spate of chopper crashes leaves 12 wrecks, eight deaths halfway into the year

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read
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North West braves matric camp, saying safety protocols are in place

All pupils and teachers will be tested before the camp and won’t be allowed to leave it, says official

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Online grocery shoppers have had a trolleyful of ‘rotten’ service

If you shop for such items from home, pull up a chair for a long wait because retailers are not coping with demand

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read

Ex-SA school sports coach jailed in Australia on child grooming charges

Police allege Dean Carelse used Instagram to ‘groom’ kids, charging him with indecent treatment of a child under 16

By Michael Kimberley
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

No lives lost at Zuma’s home, but a different Marikana may unfold

The police say they want to avoid loss of life, but their inaction in Nkandla may very well lead to this

4 min read
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Stakes are high as two of SA’s biggest bluffers try to outbluff each other

The Cyril and Jacob standoff: while Zuma counts on his ‘Zulu legions’, Ramaphosa is hoping he’ll come quietly

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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The Covid conundrum: should we be forced to get vaccinated?

There is a moral and legal case for mandating inoculation, but social psychology suggests that may not always be wise

By Andreas Kluth
7 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 6 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Pfizer far less effective against Delta, but it’s not all bad news

The efficacy rate in Israel has dropped dramatically from 94.3% to 64% over the last month

By Alisa Odenheimer
1 min read
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Zambian families look to fix broken dreams, but there’s a mountain to climb

The group is seeking relief from Anglo American for lead poisoning in Kabwe, but the company is playing hardball

By Antony Sguazzin
3 min read
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Why can’t the EU just throw out rotten apples like Hungary and Poland?

Many Europeans have had enough of the two nations’ blatant homophobia, but getting rid of them is complicated

By Andreas Kluth
5 min read
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Cyber attack targeted IT firm’s recovery tool, hitting where it hurts most

Kaseya was fixing its system when it was encrypted and the tool needed to recover from the threat removed

By Jordan Robertson and William Turton
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Scared of change? Here’s how not to be

An extract from ‘Future-Proof Yourself: How to win at work and life’ by Nikki Bush

By Nikki Bush
4 min read

Blame artists’ misery on UTAM, SA’s unholy trinity of acronymic mayhem

The woeful trifecta of acronyms that has compounded, not relieved, the suffering of SA artists during Covid

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

Thin, young and perfect? Not on my watch

How a small-town Italian beautician took her no-bull company from internet startup to multi-million-euro empire

By Flavia Rotondi
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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England aim for breakthrough, but Danes stand determined

Italy step up on big occasion to prove Euro 2020 doubters wrong as they face rejuvenated Spain in semifinals

By Simon Evans and Alasdair Mackenzie
5 min read
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F1 title now against the odds for Mercedes, howls team boss Wolff

High-flying Lando Norris ‘not getting too giddy’ after Austria podium finish for McLaren

By Alan Baldwin
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Lorch carries the torch as Bafana KO Egypt

Today in SA sports history: July 6

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE