Monday, July 12 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Don’t despair, SA, Zuma and his motley crew have run out of steam

Yes, there will be more outbursts, but much of the weekend’s mayhem was unleashed by opportunists, not his fans

4 min read
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EDITORIAL | Those supporting this violence must be brought to book

While those participating in the rioting are breaking the law, those fanning the flames via social media are also ...

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We’re building up, not shutting down: Cyril extends curbs, slams violence

Bar a few exceptions, the country will remain locked down for another two weeks and criminals ‘will be prosecuted’

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
4 min read
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ANALYSIS | Have Ace and the RET brigade played their last hand?

On Friday, the Johannesburg high court ruled that Magashule’s suspension was lawful and constitutional

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Classics get the cold shoulder, making for heated rivalry on SA airwaves

Hot FM, which has taken over Classic FM, has raised competitors’ ire for ‘disregarding’ the terms of its licence

Ruan Jooste
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Farming for vaccines: agri community wants to be moved up rollout queue

Agricultural sector is not only struggling with drought, but also believes it’s been overlooked in vaccine drive

5 min read
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Bellisimo Mpum hotel could be that or your casa for a rock-bottom price

The Spanish-style Malaga Hotel is on the market and it could be yours for a ridiculous R8m

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Lend me your eyes so I can decode returns policies

Much confusion surrounds returning items, so here’s an appeal to consumers and non-online retailers

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world - July 12 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Woman infected with two Covid-19 variants highlights next risk

This case, and others before it, suggest co-infection might be more common than currently known, say experts

By Suzi Ring
1 min read
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Will UKs clubs reopening cause the wrong sort of Saturday night fever?

Night-time economy supports 1.3 million workers in UK, but one in eight venues are unlikely to survive the pandemic

By Marc Daniel Davies
5 min read
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Branson vs Bezos: who will really win this galactic billionaire bravado?

Either way, if their joyrides inspire us to take care of Earth or kids to reach for the stars, they’re a good thing

By Chris Bryant
3 min read
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Botswana fired up about throwing money at ‘God-given’ coal

The country’s government is wooing Chinese investors to tap into its 200 billion tons of untapped coal

By Antony Sguazzin
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

If you want expensive pee, take supplements. If not, get the basics right

Most products have little effect on your health and just pass through the body — and none work as a magic pill

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

LAUNCH REVIEW | Traditionalist? Then you’re going to love this Beemer

The 2022 BMW 2-Series coupé is bigger than its predecessor, but  as ‘sprightly and nimble’

By Brenwin Naidu
3 min read

‘Basic Instinct’ director leaves no stone unturned in criticism of puritans

Paul Verhoeven, discussing his film about lesbian nuns, says he’s stunned ‘we don’t want to look at life’s reality’

By Sarah White
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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SA resume training for Lions Test series after Covid outbreak

Most of the Bok squad cleared after six rounds of testing, but captain and coach are self-isolating

By Mark Gleeson
4 min read
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Djokovic triumphs at Wimbledon to secure record-equalling 20th Major

Serb now has the calendar Grand Slam in his sights with the fourth and final leg, the US Open next up

By Sudipto Ganguly
4 min read
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‘You bloody ripper!’ Australia hails Barty’s Wimbledon triumph

Australian great Evvone Goolagong always knew Ashleigh Barty was Australia’s next champion

By Nick Mulvenney and Shrivathsa Sridhar
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE