Wednesday, July 7 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘Another Marikana’ looms if Zuma’s warrant of arrest isn’t halted: Mpofu

Ex-president ‘made his own prison bed’ and must now lie in it, say parties opposing his high court application

5 min read
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Stop trying to hide your failings with euphemisms, weasels

SA is at the bottom of the pile on so many global tables that matter, but when it comes to these, it’s at the top

Tony Leon
Columnist
8 min read
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Where is the food a court ordered you to provide to pupils, Angie?

Equal Education and Section 27 are taking the minister and provincial MECs to court for not rolling out the NSNP

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Tuck into this breathtaking SA dino breakthrough

Using a specialised X-ray machine in France, Wits scientists have discovered how herbivorous dinosaurs breathed

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Who’s the Bosasa? Separation of trial likely in Agrizzi, Smith graft case

Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi’s failing health may force court to try him separately from co-accused Vincent Smith

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
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‘Ivermectin may do some harm ... and it does no good’

Study is first to show there could be a link between the drug and Covid patients’ need to be ventilated

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Experts breathe life into concerns about using oxygen at home

Apart from creating supply problems for those in hospital, if not properly monitored, people could risk their lives

1 min read
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Entrepreneurs home in on a gap in the Covid testing market

If you can afford it, you don’t have to leave home for a test, just pick up the phone and a nurse will come to you

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | As the rollout gains speed, who’s next in line for the jab?

Right now there are more vaccines than takers, but it won’t last long. The state must consider its next move carefully

3 min read

Thanks to tech, beauty is in the AI of the beholder

Facial recognition apps can instantly make you look better — with serious implications for self-image

By Johan Steyn
4 min read
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Is a blood test for multiple cancers hope or hype?

Either way, the potential benefit is big enough to make worthwhile the work and cost involved to find out

By Max Nisen
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world - July 7 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Solar industry charges ahead in quest to put ‘super’ into power panels

Advances are allowing producers to generate more electricity from the same farms, reducing land use

By Dan Murtaugh
5 min read
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Is Moderna’s vaccine breakthrough really worth $100bn?

The company’s hugely successful Covid shot sent the stock sky-high, but its hefty valuation comes with some big risks

By Max Nisen
4 min read
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‘We’re subject to violence as soon as we exist as an LGBTI+ person’

Turkey, which has the highest rate of trans killings in Europe, is becoming even more heavy-handed, say lobbyists

By Ece Toksabay
3 min read
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Death of 84-year-old Indian priest in custody stirs human rights outcry

Father Stan Swamy, who fought for tribal people’s rights, was detained under an antiterrorism law and denied bail

By Sanjeev Miglani
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Raise a glass because it’s ‘not sulphites that are giving you a headache’

A study has found that bacterially created chemical compounds cause allergies or intolerances in wine drinkers

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Red alert: curating a creative new take on hospitality

When the GM is a curator and the staff are creatives you know you’re in for a cool reimagining of the sector

By Aspasia Karras
2 min read

She put up her hand and said ‘I will go’: forgotten tales of SA resistance

A new book, ‘ALL RISE: Resistance and Rebellion in South Africa (1910-1948)’,  unearths stories of brave South Africans

By Heather Dugmore
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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How one point was a hurdle too many for Van der Walt’s Olympics hopes

Zeney van der Walt missed out on qualifying for the 400m hurdles in Tokyo by one measly world ranking point

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Lions keep some of their heavier hitters in reserve for Sharks match

Curwin Bosch the only Springbok in Sharks team‚ while Blitzbok Werner Kok features on the wing

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Just what the Doctor ordered for Bafana

Today in SA sports history: July 7

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE