Tuesday, August 10 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Stop being a puppet, Cyril. SA urgently needs you to be a puppeteer

By not implementing his clean governance plan, Ramaphosa is playing into the hands of the Zuma-RET faction

4 min read
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Old or young, if they ain’t got talent, they ain’t gonna perform

It feels sensible to demand the vigour of youth in Ramaphosa’s cabinet, but beware the pervasive ageism

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read
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This is why SA’s spies snoozed through the riots: expert

Parliament sets up probe to find out what has gone wrong with the groups that are meant to protect us

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Is double the difference code for lowering the bar?

At Pick n Pay you will get the former if an item scans incorrectly. The catch? There must be a barcode in place

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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It’s in the water: KZN unrest was a super-spreader event, says expert

Water analysis puts the number of new cases per day after the protests at nearly double that of before the violence

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
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‘A tragic attempt to sanitise a bloody and smelly Zim political legacy’

Experts slam biography on Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying it doesn’t tackle issues truthfully

By Sharon Mazingaizo
3 min read
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Restless, apathetic, unsettled: remote work has left SA languishing

Staff at one company to get a ‘spring break’ of an extra week’s leave to rest, recharge and rejuvenate

6 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Long queues of women seeking protection orders are unacceptable

We have made some strides in the fight against gender-based violence, but the conviction rate is far too low

2 min read
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SA is not falling apart. The old order is

Thabo Mbeki’s former spokesperson responds to The New York Times article saying the country is ‘falling apart’

By Mukoni Ratshiṱanga
3 min read
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The crusade towards net-zero emissions is all stick and no carrot

Developed nations need to be even-handed with emerging markets to avoid perverse outcomes

By Hendrik du Toit
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 10 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Code red: if we don’t go green now we are history

The UN says if we don’t stop using coal and fossil fuels, Earth will be destroyed, with some damage already irreversible

By Nina Chestney and Andrea Januta
4 min read
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How an Indian state is harvesting rewards by trading mines for forests

With a green economic plan, Chhattisgarh is now enriching its people rather than mining magnates

By Anuradha Nagaraj
4 min read
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Staying virus-free has been bad for New Zealand’s economy

PM Jacinda Ardern to announce reopening strategy as labour shortages hurt businesses and spur inflation

By Praveen Menon
3 min read
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Wherefore art thou? New findings show Neanderthals had an artistic side

Prehistoric cave paintings in Spain show Neanderthals were much closer to modern humans than we thought

By Jon Nazca and and Mariano Valladolid
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘How did we get here?’ SA artists are asking the same question as this play

Tony Bonani Miyambo’s ‘Commission Continua’ is an interrogation of crimes against the people of SA

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

Joan Armatrading has traded in none of her charisma and allure

The veteran singer-songwriter is still making beautiful music and writing songs that resonate

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

Booker Prize longlist gets intimate: the fulfilment of a promise?

Kazuo Ishiguro, Richard Powers and Rachel Cusk make the cut, and it could be third time lucky for SA’s Damon Galgut

By Monique Verduyn
7 min read

Movie breaks new ground for hearing-impaired cinema-goers

Award-winning film that makes the use of special equipment unnecessary is thought to be a first for feature releases

By Jill Serjeant
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Six of the best: the Boks who did most to help SA beat the Lions

While it took tremendous teamwork to tame the British and Irish Lions, here are six of the standout Springboks

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Barca fans devastated at Messi exit, PSG fans ‘waiting for a legend’

FC Barcelona member files complaints to block Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain

By Reuters
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Teen sensation Karen Muir smashes world record

Today in SA sports history: August 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE