Tuesday, July 20 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Did the chicken fly the coup? No, it was Malema hiding behind Twitter

It has been a week of contradictions, but in trying to make sense of things don’t be gullible and settle on one answer

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

How McBride spy saga in Mozambique weakened SADC’s trust in SA

A deeper dig into the whistleblower activity that led to Robert McBride’s suspension

Erika Gibson
Joernalis
11 min read
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Stalingrad, season 27? Zuma hears on Tuesday if case is postponed ... again

Jacob Zuma’s counsel, Dali Mpofu, believes ‘all these problems may be resolved by the stroke of a pen’

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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We were told of patients being starved: the cost of Esidimeni cost-cutting

The inquest to determine who is liable for at least 144 deaths has started and is expected to take weeks

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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School puts trans boy through the wringer

Human rights commission steps in to help mom take on the school governing body

Prega Govender
Journalist
5 min read
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How a woman’s quest to stay abreast proved best for moms hit by looting

A mother’s inkling to not discard breast milk has aided at least two women who could not get formula for their babies

2 min read
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Durban’s frail and elderly go hungry after looting and violence

The dire situation has prompted appeals for donations for those unable to queue outside shops for hours

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘Some of the looters were regulars at my pub. I feel betrayed’

Wayne Sukhu, whose tavern in Stanger was destroyed, says his emotions have turned from depression to anger

2 min read
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SA has gone easy on the salt, but it’s not as sweet as it sounds

Over-50s, the group at highest risk of hypertension complications, have achieved highest reduction of sodium intake

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Stop sharing unverified messages

In 2017, fake news led to the murders of two men. It cannot happen again

3 min read
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How Frelimo betrayed Machel’s dream for Moz

Ideals of liberation were doomed from the start as Rhodesia and SA waged war on the newly independent country

By David Matsinhe
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 20 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Brits hit clubs to celebrate ‘freedom’, but experts dance to different tune

At midnight on Sunday youngsters flooded dance floors in a country where 50,000 cases are being reported a day

By Guy Faulconbridge and Natalie Thomas
2 min read
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It’s a moral obligation: White House supports raising visa cap for Afghans

Legislation is afoot in Congress to protect those Afghans who helped US forces from the Taliban

By Daniel Flatley and Roxana Tiron
5 min read
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One step forward, hundreds of kilometres back for Cuban refugee

Leonardo Herrera was elated when he saw the US coastline from a migrant boat. Then his dreams were shattered

By Maria Elena Vizcaino and Andrew Rosati
4 min read
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Looks like vegan bacon has become the flavour of the day

Why has this plant-based copy of meat eaters’ favourite delight risen in popularity seemingly overnight?

By Larissa Zimberoff
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘SABC pours salt into artists’ wounds as it takes food out their mouths’

The broadcaster is exacerbating the already dire situation of performers by refusing to pay royalties, says Sampra

By Sibusio Mkwanazi
2 min read

EXTRACT| I can tell you a lot about sex with a man you’re not attracted to

‘Animal’ is Lisa Taddeo’s debut novel, following her acclaimed non-fiction narrative ‘Three Women’

By Lisa Taddeo
5 min read

While they let coffee out the bag, you can let a cat into yours

A Brazilian woman has started a cat café to rehome animals abandoned in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

By Leonardo Benassatto
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Lions coaches close to finalising team for first Test after ‘robust’ debate

Some good news for the Springboks is that they have Covid trio back in training after isolation

By Nick Said
2 min read
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Agony for Oosthuizen after yet another near-miss

But American Collin Morikawa excels in Major examination at Royal St George’s

By Ed Osmond
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Prince, De Villiers pile on runs to beat England

Today in SA sports history: July 20

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE