Monday, July 19 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Never forget the people in plush houses who tried to plunge SA into war

Bravo, SA heroes, but be watchful because it’s not over until the instigators who feel zero for the poor are booked

4 min read
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Riding shotgun on the Corridor of Chaos, too few police and no military in ...

After days of violence, Graeme Hosken and photographer Sebabatso Mosamo hit the N3. This was their experience

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
6 min read
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‘Leaving a war zone’: refugees from KZN tell of the horrors they escaped

Charter flights are landing in Durban with goods and leaving with people ‘desperate to get safely away’

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
5 min read
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‘I never want to feel that way again’: the day the most stoic people cried

When my husband watched rioters strip his firm of 10 vehicles, he wasn’t prepared for the helplessness and devastation

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Coffins run out as Covid, looting take their toll

Funeral businesses are under threat as riots and looting have made it challenging to get coffins

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read
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Third wave sees Joburg and Ekurhuleni ambulance services in shambles

Global standard requires 80% of all calls be responded to within 15 minutes. Gauteng has changed this to 30 minutes

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read
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Back to square one for shop owner and the workers she can no longer pay

The businesswoman has lost her shop before she could even make enough profit to repay the loan for the capital

2 min read
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‘Whose eyes are they going to test?’ optician asks after looters nab gear

Every inch of the newly refurbished practice, which served an underprivileged Durban community, has been destroyed

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Health in your pocket: consultations, sharing info, all on your phone

A Cape Town-based start-up has secured multimillion-rand funding to run the app in SA

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Riots are a wake-up call that inequality must be addressed

While the response to the destruction has been heartening, we must never stop pursuing unity and reconciliation

3 min read
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Shopkeepers join in on the looting with price gouging

The pillage of supermarkets and smaller grocers has resulted in chronic food shortages and costs shooting up

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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PODCAST | Would pardoning Zuma help or hinder efforts to bring calm?

This week we focus all our attention on the looting and destruction crisis and how it came about

By Mike Siluma and Paige Muller
1 min read
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Is tainted money better than none for struggling charities?

Arts groups and other charities would starve if forced to follow woke critics’ ethical standards

By Max Hastings
8 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 19 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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As US vax rollout stalls, Covid kills more than guns, cars and flu combined

The country, which recorded 337 deaths a day in June, has been overtaken by 20 others in terms of vaccine coverage

By Tom Randall
3 min read
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UK’s battle with long Covid set to worsen when restrictions lifted

Experts say rising infections could leave hundreds of thousands of people with illness and disability ‘for decades’

By Ronan Martin
4 min read
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For Bezos it’s not about space tourism, it’s about infinity and beyond

Hot on the heels of his rival, Richard Branson, the Amazon billionaire heads into space on Tuesday

By Brad Stone and Justin Bachman
7 min read
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‘My dreams have been killed, but I have hope, which is very hard to kill’

Britney Spears says she will not perform live while her father’s ‘abusive’ control over her affairs continues

By Jill Serjeant
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Could SA’s car scene become as classic as Cuba’s?

Thankfully the short answer is no. Here’s why …

By BRENWIN NAIDU
4 min read

Hone your health with Huawei’s new fitness tracker, but don’t get lost

The affordable Band 6 has impressive health features and a great battery, but is not a smartwatch and there’s no GPS

By Nafisa Akabor
2 min read

Why do cauliflowers look so odd? We’ve cracked the maths behind their shape

After 12 years of research, three scientists have discovered why the self-similarity of the vegetables is unique

By Etienne Farcot
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok coach scratching his head ahead of opening Test against Lions

SA A team’s loss to the Bulls on Saturday, compounded by Covid absentees, has left Bok selectors with a lot to ponder

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Bolt backs Fraser-Pryce to win third Olympic 100m crown

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked the fastest 100m time in more than three decades at 10.63 seconds in June

By Kayon Raynor
2 min read
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Blast from the past: All Blacks blow Boks away at Loftus

Today in SA sports history: July 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE