Thursday, August 12 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Allow me to concede that I’ve been captured by Cyril

Let’s put truth avoidance aside and give him a high five for choosing the right option when state capture was exposed

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Zondo has Molefe-sized headache as plot thickens over his shunting to Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s sketchy testimony at Zondo commission leaves more questions than answers

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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The medal for SA’s poor turn at the Olympics goes to the ANC

The party has had 27 years to get its house in order, but it will always find something else to blame for its failures

4 min read
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I ooze confidence because I will win, says Ace Magashule

The suspended ANC secretary-general has accused the NPA of delaying tactics, saying his trial is a political plot

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Things get sticky after primary school pupil is expelled over a toffee

Principal ‘cancels child’s place’ after mom takes exception to son being denied a toffee reward for proof of paying fees

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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This is why the local polls absolutely have to go ahead in October: DA

Opposition explains why it is going to fight the IEC’s ConCourt bid to postpone the local government elections

4 min read
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‘Days of sitting in offices are over’: Joburg mayor vows to get hands dirty

Service delivery is Jolidee Matongo’s top priority as he eyes the looming local government elections

2 min read
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If you’re flying to the UK you’d better be ready to splash the cash

SA voyagers grapple with restrictions and increased costs as travel resumes

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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If SA doesn’t act now, climate change will bring job losses

The country needs to move speedily to wean itself off coal and devise strategies for other sectors

2 min read
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PODCAST | Shaik backs Cyril on intelligence

Peter Bruce talks to former Secret Service head Moe Shaik about the restructuring of SA’s intelligence services

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read
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31 years on, Namibians aren’t in a festive mood

The ruling party, beset by corruption scandals, is losing ground as the economy stutters and incomes plummet

By Henning Melber
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 12 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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By spurning jabs, Americans push their healthcare system to the brink

The country is running out of beds and medical staff, with experts imploring people to get vaccinated

By Angelica LaVito, Jonathan Levin and Francesca Maglione
5 min read
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Get vaccines or face punishment, Kenya orders state workers

The nation joins a growing global trend that is using full vaccination as the ticket back to normality

By Helen Nyambura and David Herbling
2 min read
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What goes around Cuomos around: NY governor downed by own sex pest law

‘Bully’ governor Andrew Cuomo’s once storied reign has ended in lonely resignation as allies desert him

By Ryan Teague Beckwith
8 min read
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Profit-wise, swimwear firms are swimming. Eco-wise, they’re drowning

Up to mid-year, consumers spent 19% more than they did last year, adding to an already monstrous green challenge

By Margaret Rhodes
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Jabs are not just tiny pricks: how to protect your skin

If you’ve received your vaccine or plan on getting it, make sure to look out for adverse reactions

By Amy Knoetze
4 min read

Spotted: ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is a lesson in post-pandemic beauty

In a post-isolation world, the looks on the HBO Max show hit the right notes

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

Covid getting you down? Hurl your wife over your shoulder and do a runner

To put some fun into their coronavirus-throttled lives, Hungarians are looking to the Vikings

By Krisztina Fenyo and Krisztina Than
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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What stops the Bucs is interfering management

A Pirates coach is never in total control of the players and their selection

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Fair play as Messi dreams of delivering PSG elusive Champions League crown

The Argentine completes a potent three-pronged strike force at the Paris club with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Joseph Walker
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Cloete clears two metres for gold at world champs

Today in SA sports history: August 12

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE