Tuesday, July 13 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Fire, fear and fake news: the day anarchy took over Gauteng and KZN

Ramaphosa vows to deploy full might of the law to quell looting and riots that threaten SA’s security

By Sunday Times reporters
9 min read
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Here we go again as SA faces another make-or-break moment

In a country characterised by criminality, with a police force unable to police, this week’s events were inevitable

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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‘Look beyond the insults’: Mpofu asks ConCourt to do Zuma rethink

The highest court reserves judgment after former president’s counsel argues his ‘flagship rights’ have been violated

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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EDITORIAL | Ayanda Dlodlo and Bheki Cele have some questions to answer

South Africans will want to know what intelligence they had and why, forewarned, they were on the back foot

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Looting is ‘criminal economic sabotage’

Experts say the sporadic riots and looting in the country are fuelled by political opportunists

4 min read
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Paintball guns and golf clubs as Durban residents fight back

Suburbanites defend their homes as they refuse to be ‘sitting ducks’ after a night of looting

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Price kids pay by not being at school daily is too high: advisory committee

The body says school closures should be decided on an individual basis, not at a district, provincial or national level

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Prickle your fancy? Pineapple price spikes as booze ban forces home brewing

The fruit has gone up from R4.69/kg a month ago to R7.32/kg two weeks ago and R8.30/kg a week ago

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
1 min read
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Zim mobile clinic freezes and stores vaccines using wind and solar power

The vehicle uses renewable energy to solve inoculation’s cold chain challenge

By Sharon Mazingaizo
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 13 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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‘Disgusting’: Boris, Prince William condemn racist abuse of England players

Police launch probe after the three black England players who missed Euro final penalty kicks are abused online

By Michael Holden
3 min read
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Nigerian victims of Shell oil pollution are a step closer to justice

Things aren’t going well for the oil giant after it is forced to abandon a bid to stop trial being heard in a UK court

By Todd Gillespie and Laura Hurst
2 min read
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Enough is enough, say Cubans as they hit streets in a rare show of force

‘Neo-liberal’ citizens, hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, want an ‘end to dictatorship in the country’

By Matthew Bristow
1 min read
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Branson welcomes ‘dawn of new space age’ with a quick flight out of Earth

When you just want a break from this world – granted you’re super rich – the option is about to become a reality

By Justin Bachman
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Barbados — paradise for some, not for others

‘How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House’ is a visceral novel of love, patriarchy and self-determination

By Monique Verduyn
4 min read

They talk to the trees ... and the trees talk to each other

‘The Overstory’ by Richard Powers is an enthralling account of how nature contributes to our wellbeing

By Mila de Villiers
1 min read

If you get the eye of the tiger at a Korean gym, forget ‘Gangnam Style’

To contain Covid-19 cases, the country has ordered slower workouts, a move gym owners have criticised

By Daewoung Kim and Dogyun Kim
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Lions coach Gatland poised to make decision on Alun Wyn Jones

Selectors have picked a strong SA A side to take on touring British Lions on Wednesday

By Nick Said and Mark Gleeson
3 min read
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Italy basks in football glory, hopes it will help heal national wounds

Sunday’s Euro 2020 final victory means so much more to the Italian people than a football title

By Crispian Balmer
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE