Wednesday, July 21 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Public trust gone: look what happened while Cyril played his ‘long game’

The social contract between state and citizenry has been broken, the long-term consequence of failing to act timeously

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
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ANC divided over Ramaphosa’s ‘insurgency’ claims

ANC KZN secretary says while riots ‘bordered on being counterrevolutionary’, it’s too early to call them an insurrection

5 min read
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Sorry, Julius, but you won’t be privy to Cyril’s bank records

The financial documents pertaining to the CR17 campaign will remain sealed, says judge, ruling against the EFF

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read
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Esidimeni made fruitless attempts to halt ex-MEC’s ‘Brazilian’ solution: MD

Managing director testifies how Qedani Mahlangu justified decision to transfer patients as a cost-cutting measure

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Deaths in the family: cluster deaths are another grim reality of Covid

Family members experiencing multiple deaths are often left without closure and unable to speak about their losses

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read
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Had Covid in the past 9 months? Your body has a chance against Delta

A single infection supplies antibodies for the better part of a year and reinfection can further boost immune response

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Elections should be postponed to 2022 or they’ll be flawed, says Moseneke

Having weighed all arguments, former deputy chief justice says Covid makes a fair poll impossible this year

2 min read
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LISTEN | High court judge adjourns Zuma trial for three weeks

Court to decide on Jacob Zuma’s special plea application when his trial resumes on August 10

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | SA’s democracy is haunted by the spectre of discarded tragedies

The inexplicable fact that, five years on, no-one has been charged for the Life Esidimeni tragedy is a case in point

5 min read
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My peaceful village caught the spark of violence. Why?

The violence and destruction that accompanied the protests and looting unfortunately reflect the mood of the country

3 min read

Cele and Sitole must go, but that’s not how it works in the ANC

In a government reliant on factionalism, mediocrity will always trump expertise and honesty

By Bryan Rostron
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 21 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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No compensation for Zim’s white farmers, at least not this year

The country, citing Covid-19 and problems with finding a financial adviser, has delayed payment for 12 months

By MacDonald Dzirutwe
1 min read
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Israel vs the UK: the dilemma of curbing Covid in a post-vaccine world

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett adopts the UK ‘personal responsibility’ approach to Covid management, with a twist

By Zev Chafets
4 min read
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Oz quarantine escapee has made his bed and must lie in it

The man has been arrested after he climbed down a rope of bedsheets from a fourth-floor window

By Byron Kaye
1 min read
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Politics in a time of climate change: how will it change the first world?

Rich countries tend to think it won’t affect them, but the man in the street, in Germany at least, feels differently

By Andreas Kluth
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How a decades-old conversation put Elgin on the map

What began as an experimental venture between Paul Cluver and Nederburg has become a fully fledged wine region

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Irish luck or Olympic anti-sex bed myth busted?

Are the Games’ beds designed to stop athletes having sex? Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan leaps into the fray

By Shrivathsa Sridhar
1 min read

Greece is greasing filmmakers’ palms and uplifting its economy

The country is offering rebates on outlay and envisions 35,000 jobs being created by new productions

By Eleni Chrepa
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Set your alarms! SA’s Olympic hopefuls eye Big Wednesday

The men’s four rowers, Blitzboks, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and Chad le Clos are in action on Wednesday, July 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Lions must match Springbok power to stay in the game, says Biggar

Prop Tadhg Furlong itching to face bruising Boks in first Test

By Nick Said
4 min read
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Blast from the past | Heyns is SA’s golden girl at the Atlanta Games

Today in SA sports history: July 21

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE