Monday, August 16 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

When will voters realise looting and killing are not new to the ANC?

The party has been polishing its nefarious activities since it was in exile and nothing has changed

4 min read
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Ministers must be held to account for their departments’ failings

The time for corruption and blame-shifting is over and the guilty must be held professionally and personally liable

5 min read
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New ‘hospital of death’ CEO is a man with plans to provide hope

Dr Ashley Mthunzi is determined to turn Tembisa around, starting with its menu and the attitude of its staff

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Schools leave no pew unturned in their bid to accommodate pupils

From dining halls to churches, that’s how primary schools are maintaining distance

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Riding high: Prasa’s ‘useless’ engines find new purpose up north

SA’s trash turns into treasure for a private locomotive operator in Tanzania

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
6 min read
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Hichilema streets ahead at Zambian polls, but Lungu still tipped to win

The opposition leader has almost double the votes, with both sides accusing the other of underhand tactics

By Taonga Clifford Mitimingi and Matthew Hill
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Government must get its housing in order

We’re sorry, but ‘empowering’ people to continue to live in poverty, only in better, self-built shacks, doesn’t cut it

2 min read
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Didn’t that come with the house? The annoyance of fixtures that move

Rather have the ‘leave or stay’ discussion beforehand than walk into a new home ‘missing’ a few items

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Booze industry loses and learns: sobering lessons from the ban

We now know a thing or two about the damage alcohol restrictions can cause, so where to from here?

By Zoleka Lisa
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 16 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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You think this is just about Afghanistan? Think again

As the Taliban takes over the country, other jihadist groups are already carrying out attacks in the region

By Ruth Pollard
5 min read
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What have we done to deserve this? Quake makes Haitians relive many traumas

Saturday’s earthquake kills over 300 people, reviving memories from a decade ago, with storm Grace still to come

By Andre Paultre and Kate Chappell
3 min read
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Indigenous Aussies in peril as Delta outbreak reaches Outback

PM under pressure to ramp up vaccine rollout for First Nations people, who have higher-than average comorbidity rate

By Jason Scott
3 min read
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Prince Andrew’s predicament puts royal family at a crossroads

There are too many working Windsors. Harry’s now employed elsewhere. Maybe Andrew can get less busy too

By Martin Ivens
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

What’s the best way to move towards the fountain of youth?

It’s not clear whether swimming is an elixir but moving and working on your mobility are steps in the right direction

By Devlin Brown
2 min read

Knock knock. Who’s there? It’s the doors

Know your scissors from your butterflies with this ode to car doors

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

Time for some ‘Reminiscence’: win tickets to see it first

Twelve fun facts about the new Hugh Jackman film which starts in SA cinemas on Friday

By Staff reporter
4 min read

Banksy’s spraycation gives staycationers a reason to smile

The secretive street artist has been making his mark in Norfolk and Suffolk

By Sarah Young
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok coach impressed by fringe players in win against Argentina

Jacque Nienaber pleased with the energy brought to the Springboks by the new players

By Mahlatse Mphahlele
2 min read
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Virgil reality: Van Dijk is back for Liverpool and he’s loving it

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails Man United forward options after rampant 5-1 win over Leeds

By Shrivathsa Sridhar, Manasi Pathak and Peter Hall
5 min read
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Blast from the past | Coetzee wins title after Schutte is disqualified

Today in SA sports history: August 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE