Tuesday, August 3 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Zuma didn’t end load-shedding, but it could be gospel before you know it

As SA rushes to return to normality without taking the time to retell the story of July’s upheaval, someone else will

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Hero’s welcome home for SA’s golden swimmer

Tatjana Schoenmaker glad she could put ‘smiles on South African faces to uplift them’ during difficult times

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
1 min read
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Why vaccines, not drugs, are our only possible way out of the pandemic

Theoretically, drug-based protection may be attainable, but the practicalities suggest otherwise

By Hanél Sadie-Van Gijsen
6 min read
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EDITORIAL | Vaccine hesitancy and Covidiots will be the death of us

Incentives from governments and insurance companies to get vaccinated are for the greater good

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Zondo to mine Cyril for info on Glencore

Ramaphosa returns to the commission next week, where he is set to be grilled on the entity in which he had shares

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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Man, which way will it go? Battle over low-cost airline gets complicated

Union, associations don’t believe SAA, Mango and public enterprises are interested in rescuing the airline

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
4 min read
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‘What are we supposed to do?’ ask schools after mixed one-metre advice

To rotate or not to rotate? No-one in authority seems to have definitive answers

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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No, you can’t arrange your estranged husband’s funeral, court tells widow

Judge says marriage between Moyahabo Mabulana and late husband Nakampe Mabulana existed only on paper

6 min read
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Easing of Covid-19 restrictions reopens rhino poaching floodgates

There has been a noticeable spike in incidents in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Free State

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – August 3 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Brics fall like dominoes: sooner or later the others will rage like SA

The ingredients have been present for many years in India and Brazil, and they’ve only become more toxic recently

By Pankaj Mishra
4 min read
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We had one hell of a time: fully vaxed pals’ holiday reveals Delta’s might

The US CDC has recommended a return to mask-wearing for inoculated people after an outbreak in Cape Cod

By Carey Goldberg and Nic Querolo
6 min read
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Islands give sun-seeking remote workers that warm, fuzzy feeling

Islands like the Canaries and Madeira have seen a remote worker influx, but tourism sector remains in the doldrums

By Clara-Laeila Laudette and Corina Pons
5 min read
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Nothing is too low for pilots as they clamour for jobs

The Covid-caused crisis is making many reconsider their future in the industry

By Angus Whitley
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What if we look at Madiba from a new angle? It’s a different kind of magic

John Meyer’s paintings portray images of Nelson Mandela in ways you might not have seen before

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

BOOK REVIEW | Mythbusting economic clichés from an African perspective

This new offering looks at the way economies develop, thumbing a nose at some conventional rationales

By TJ Strijdom
3 min read

France probes fashion retailers for concealing ‘crimes against humanity’

However, Fast Retailing, Inditex and SMCP deny the allegations, with Skechers declining to comment

By Benoit Van Overstraeten, Richard Lough, Jesus Aguado and Rocky Swift
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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After six seasons sans silverware, Chiefs look to befriend expectation

Returning coach Stuart Baxter to help players adapt to the expectation that comes with playing for Kaizer Chiefs

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read
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More pressure than World Cup final: Kolisi on third Test decider

Powerful No.8 Duane Vermeulen could make a welcome return for Springboks

By Nick Said
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Ntini’s on fire in second Test against England

Today in SA sports history: August 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE