Tuesday, July 27 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Yes we do need Captain SA to shield us from the Red (Numb)Skull

The clarion call to ‘get behind’ President Ramaphosa is all very well, but what happens after he’s gone?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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The riots taught us harsh lessons. Let’s make sure we learn them

To overcome mistrust we need to learn about each other and find creative ways to work together beyond politics

4 min read
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Koo blimey: Tiger Brands recalls millions of canned veggies after tin blaps

The move to pull Koo and Hugo’s canned vegetable products off the shelves could cost the company up to R650m

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
7 min read
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Why the next 48 hours are critical for Team SA at the Tokyo Olympics

Tatjana Schoenmaker, Chad le Clos, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasioa and Blitzboks have dates with destiny

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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R350 grant just a food parcel programme: Malema

The EFF says government reinstating the grant until a month after local elections smacks of vote-grabbing

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
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Mind your own business, Zulu queen and princesses tell Buthelezi

Queen Sibongile Winifred Zulu and daughters say his affidavits regarding late king’s affairs are an ‘act of desperation’

5 min read
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‘TV, worth R30k, going for R6k!’ Looters tracked as they try to flog goods

Ordinary South Africans have turned into sleuths, tracking down looted items as they are put up for sale online

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Taxi unrest and date mix-up hamper school reopening in some provinces

However, officials in other areas say, challenges aside, the new term got off to a good start and will be monitored

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Are our hospitals really ready for another surge in Covid admissions?

‘I pray we don’t see what we experienced in January ever again’, says Limpopo doctor

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Grab that Tiger by the tail and talk to us clearly

Tiger Brands’s non-transparent, over-wordy statement about the recall of tinned goods merely creates confusion

3 min read

Covid has shown the way. There’s no looking back

The pandemic is a blessing in disguise, writes Ian Goldin

By Ian Goldin
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 27 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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What caused Taiwan’s deadly Covid-19 surge? Complacency, that’s what

During its lull, the country should have ramped up vaccinations, improved testing and boosted hospital capacity

By Cindy Wang and Iain Marlow
5 min read
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In a Covid-19 world, will we ever be able to travel with young children?

A crucial step in opening economies will be to revise inconsistent rules that don’t take family units into account

By Anjani Trivedi
4 min read
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Unilever feels the heat as Israeli politicians melt down over ice cream

Not even Joe Biden’s love for the sweet summer treat will help Ben & Jerry’s case

By Zev Chafets
4 min read
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Cardinal sin: landmark Vatican fraud trial of 10 set to start

Cardinal Angelo Becciu’s charges include embezzlement, abuse of office and inducing a witness to perjury

By Philip Pullella
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Coffee table mountain: art and the city collide in a cup

The beauty of Cape Town inspires a new range of highly caffeinated flavours

By Staff reporter
4 min read

Apple AirTag: for those people who misplace everything

The gadget can also be useful when you want to track a stolen device

By Nafisa Akabor
1 min read

If your networks have taken a hit in the pandemic, don’t feel alone

In the US, they shrank by almost 17%, with men faring worse than women, but here’s some advice on restoring them

By Chris Taylor
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Back to the drawing board for Boks after first Test defeat

Schalk Burger believes it was not physical sharpness the Boks lacked but the mental vitality to find on-field solutions

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

Japanese fans defy organisers to watch triathlon as hosts top the medal standings

By Ossian Shine
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Springboks tame Lions in ’68 series

Today in SA sports history: July 27

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE