Wednesday, July 14 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

If this anarchic violence isn’t stopped, SA’s democracy will die

Whatever their causes, the unchecked rioting and looting are threatening the nation’s foundation of law and order

By Ebrahim Harvey
5 min read
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All bets are off as looting shows no sign of stopping

It could have been even worse, say security forces, as vaccinations are halted, more die and and economy reels

By Sunday Times reporters, Bloomberg and Reuters
8 min read
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SA’s money flow runs dry as cash-in-transit firms forced to halt services

Economists warn that retailers and consumers will be hit hard as cash pipeline ceases to function

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read
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United front: Gauteng communities take the fight to violent looters

Thousands of residents from all walks of life are braving looters to defend their food supplies, businesses and malls

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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The day bread rolls became bun(dle)s of joy for me

As Durban runs out of food, I join my fellow citizens in a desperate search for the essentials we once took for granted

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Durbanites hustle for food and medicine amid ongoing looting

Few stores are operating, with some closed by police and others setting up WhatsApp groups for collections

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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The bald and the dutiful: SA’s 50-somethings lead surge in vaccine rollout

South Africans in the 50-59 age group have registered in droves as the national vaccination programme picks up speed

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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Covid-19 puts paid to many matrics’ hopes for winter classes

Half of the pupils due to attend a winter camp in North West are missing out on valuable lessons after testing positive

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Eight lives to go: cat long presumed dead returns ‘as if nothing happened’

The owners had given up hope of seeing their kitty again when he casually strolled in after nine months

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Journalists are also casualties in this upheaval

Whether in eSwatini or here at home, the media are under fire

3 min read
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It will take a lot more than beach cleanups to save SA from plastic

A concerted, coordinated drive by both the government and private sector is needed, say two experts

By Jackie May and Aaniyah Omardien
4 min read
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Covid-19 vaccine boosters: is a third dose really needed?

Evidence suggests it would be far better to send the doses to poor countries, where vaccine coverage is low

By Sheena Cruickshank
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 14 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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J&J shot gets FDA warning for link to terrifying immune syndrome

Despite being associated with some Guillain-Barré syndrome cases, FDA insists benefits outweigh risks

By Fiona Rutherford and Riley Griffin
4 min read
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Working from home fuels cyber attacks, putting financial firms at risk

The attacks grew to 200,000 a week in April, from less than 5,000 a week in February last year

By Huw Jones
1 min read
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Join the club, California: load-shedding, water outages hit Golden State

As temperatures soar, drought bites and wildfires rage, residents are being urged to cut consumption or face outages

By David R Baker, Brian K Sullivan and Mark Chediak
4 min read
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Could Western Oz be the site of the world’s biggest green energy hub?

A farm the size of a small country could generate up to 3.5 million tons of green energy for export and domestic use

By Heesu Lee
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Flirt with danger to find that sweet spot at Ulusaba

The real attractions at Richard Branson’s hideout are the expansive views and spectacular wildlife sightings

By Stephen Haw
7 min read

Lush wines are the result of more than just luck

Don’t believe a cellarmaster when they reduce the fruits of their labour to mere chance

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Cyberpunk 2077 is back in the game after glitches

The game, which was pulled last year after complaints from gamers, topped PS4 downloads last month

By Anna Pruchnicka
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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In these dark days, hopefully sport will give us something to celebrate

Chris Hani’s funeral at Soccer City in 1993 is a stark reminder that we have perhaps come full circle

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Boks will be ready for Lions challenge no matter what, promises Rassie

Covid-19 infections have put the Boks on the back foot, but coach Rassie Erasmus is bullish ahead of Tests

George Byron
Deputy sports editor & rugby writer
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Smith leads Proteas fightback after follow-on

Today in SA sports history: July 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE