Wednesday, August 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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No, you can’t ask poor schools to pay for your wifi: official reprimanded

The Limpopo circuit manager claims he did not instruct the schools to donate money. Rather, they agreed to do so

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Zuma’s team has 10 days to reveal what his mysterious health issue is

His condition will take up to six months to cure, doctor tells court as corruption trial is postponed yet again

3 min read
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EDITORIAL | Yet another trial as we wait to find out if Zuma is really sick

While it is unquestionable that his rights must be upheld at all times, he still has to face the law one way or another

4 min read
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Pandemic has shown the need for decisive leadership that can evolve

Re-imagining a capable state within the context of solid economic governance and leadership principles

By Busani Ngcaweni
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Mango gets rescue deal, but unions unimpressed

Airline officially in business rescue, but unions claim ruling sets up a worrying precedent

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Play ball or I might see you in court, new Jozi mayor warns officials

Jolidee Matongo says those responsible for service delivery had better do their jobs or they will have to ‘sit at home’

By Siviwe Feketha
3 min read
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‘A complete mockery’: DA appalled by ANC’s pick for speaker

Mantashe convinced Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is right for the job. Her track record suggests otherwise, says opposition

By Nonkululeko Njilo and Andisiwe Makinana
3 min read
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Unvaccinated create perfect conditions for new variants: experts

Scientists didn’t anticipate the rate at which Covid would mutate as we work our way through the Greek alphabet

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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More unrest could see Eswatini and Mozambique looking elsewhere for fuel

The recent riots, which affected fuel distribution from SA to its neighbours, are concerning, says spokesperson

2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Humans can now stop the winds and the seas – and it’s a disaster

See the floods and fires all over the world? The disruption of protective jet streams will only intensify them

By Andreas Kluth
4 min read
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Is Afghanistan headed for a ‘deadlier, more destructive’ civil war?

As the US pulls out troops, Ashraf Ghani is meeting warlords amid rising deadly insurgence by the Taliban

By Eltaf Najafizada
5 min read
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It’s just not good enough! Then don’t ever think of coming to SA, Kiwis

New Zealanders are in a tizzy over a power outage, with Jacinda Ardern lamenting a lack of warmth

By Tracy Withers
1 min read
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Oh the irony ... ‘Jackass’ star fired for mental health issues, fights back

Bam Margera has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Paramount for getting kicked off the latest Jackass movie

By Malathi Nayak
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Old players, new flag-bearers: these are the Trophy Wine Show’s top dogs

Truly substantial producers have kept pace with the times, while many newcomers are worthy of celebration

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Tyre shredder to tender shepherd: Clarkson’s (almost) all grown up

Is the famous petrolhead’s new show just ‘Top Gear with animals’? I think it’s more than that

By Brenwin Naidu
5 min read

Dampa your fears in Sampa

At more than 150m up, Sao Paulo’s Sampa Sky is putting people’s fear of heights to the test

By Pablo Garcia
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Chiefs will be challenging for the league‚ and every cup, says Tembo

Stuart Baxter’s assistant at SuperSport backs former mentor to pull Amakhosi out of six-season slump

Marc Strydom
Journalist
1 min read
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Nyakane has been a champion: Bok forwards coach

Deon Davids praises the immense contribution from the versatile prop

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Semenya’s Olympic silver that turned into gold

Today in SA sports history: August 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE