Wednesday, July 28 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Accountability, merit and skills must be SA’s buzzwords for the future

Ramaphosa needs to come up with a holistic economic plan to respond to inequalities, poverty and unemployment

6 min read
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The point is to make waves, Sascoc, not hinder them

All the organisation does is cut, whether it’s costs or qualification pathways for athletes

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

If the mess in SA’s security cluster is not fixed, we are in trouble

July’s unrest revealed the damage that years of politicking in the police force, defence force and SSA has done

Erika Gibson
Joernalis
12 min read
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Good to know masses got jabs while I languished on my sickbed

This is fantastic progress for a country that so spectacularly bungled the process in the early stages

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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This floor cost an accountant 50,000 coins and 70 hours on her knees

Ermelo resident Karmen Swanepoel celebrates the end of ‘my craziest project ever’

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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ANC pays its staff for June, but who knows when they’ll get paid for July

In a memo to staff, the party said this month’s salaries, which were due on Sunday, would be delayed

2 min read
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Focus on Covid-19 spells trouble for childhood vaccinations

The decline in jabs for minors could open the door to more outbreaks, warn experts

4 min read
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PODCAST | Has John Steenhuisen’s moment finally come?

DA leader sees SA’s politics changing inevitably, as the ANC’s loss of coherence and unity becomes more clear

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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At a time such as this, at least we can look east

SA has been through the most recently, so it’s a joy to watch our Olympic athletes, no matter how they fare

2 min read
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It’ll take a lot more than jabs to kill Covid

As poorer countries receive more jabs, distribution and demand may pose bigger bottlenecks than supply

By Bloomberg editors
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – July 28 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Tumble in Covid cases surprises newly free Brits

But the prime minister is not celebrating just yet

By Emily Ashton
4 min read
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Growing pains: Moderna ramps up its child vaccine trial

Side effects from the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines among the young population have raised alarms

By Robert Langreth and Riley Griffin
4 min read
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Tunisia was the Arab Spring’s first success. Will it be its last failure?

President has taken on near dictatorial powers, and it seems only military and largest labour union can save democracy

By Bobby Ghosh
4 min read
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And now the good news — ‘a drink a day keeps the heart at play’

People with heart disease may not need to stop drinking to prevent further illness, say UK researchers

By Dania Nadeem
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Blooming marvellous: Germany’s big in Japan, old fogeys, no thanks to you

Unitards worn by its Olympic gymnasts have been hailed by Japanese women, some of whom still face dress codes

By Elaine Lies
2 min read

Feline OK? What about your cat?

A Canadian company has developed an app it says can tell if your pet is happy

By Matthew Stock
1 min read

How a teenager and a shark plan to open avenues for girls

A 19-year-old has her sights set on becoming the youngest woman to fly solo around the world - in a microlight

By Mindy Burrows
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Silver surfer Bianca Buitendag slays giants to reach Games podium

When beaches were off-limits during lockdown, she even went out on a fishing boat to catch waves and train from there

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Gatland turns to veterans for second Test against Boks

Meanwhile, the verbal jousting between the two camps has begun ahead of Saturday’s crucial Cape Town Test

By Mark Gleeson
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Ryk joins Roland on the podium at world champs

Today in SA sports history: July 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE