Tuesday, August 17 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Vax versus fiction: to beat anti-vaxxers, take the fight to them

It seems the only way to get the counterfactual corps to see, er, fact, will be to unleash symbolic leadership

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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‘Everybody’s evacuating’: SA contractor tells of chaos in Kabul

Only military flights operating at Afghan capital’s airport as locals desperately try to flee the country

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read
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ANALYSIS | As Zondo ends, which evidence leaders were heroes ... or zeroes?

The state’s legal team showed there are many ways to skin a cat in their tussles with hostile and evasive witnesses

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
5 min read
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Four priorities for Zambia now that Edgar Lungu has been unseated

Debt is the country’s biggest challenge, followed by corruption, government dominance and vigilantism

By Danielle Resnick
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Witnesses all got it wrong, says wife killer Rohde’s defence at appeal

Time of death in pathology report, evidence from traces of bodily fluids and witness testimonies come into firing line

5 min read
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‘A peacemaker’: family mourns firefighter killed with Amapiano artists

‘His mother has become sick, she hasn’t accepted that her son has passed on’

2 min read
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Riots leave bitter taste for sugar cane growers, traders, livestock farmers

A month later, the full impact on their businesses and food security is still to be determined

By Mluleki Mdletshe
3 min read
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PODCAST | The short fuse that is SA’s energy crisis

Dr Jarrad Wright, principal engineer at the CSIR, speaks to Mudiwa Gavaza about the blast at Medupi power station

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Nine years is far too long to wait for Marikana justice

If, after all this time, the Farlam inquiry’s findings haven’t been acted on, what hope is there for the Zondo probe?

3 min read
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The women of Marikana: they also fought, suffered and died

The men killed at Marikana were supported by their wives and mothers, who also bore the brunt of police brutality

By Greg Marinovich
8 min read
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Power to the people! New energy rules are good, but more clarity is needed

Sapvia says while proposed changes are positive, it will conduct a thorough analysis before publishing its view

By SA Photovoltaic Industry Association
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 17 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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We will not adopt oppressive dress: ‘modern’ Afghans fly in face of Taliban

Burkas may be selling like hot cakes in the country right now, but many women are determined to reject them

By Ruth Pollard and Eltaf Najafizada
6 min read
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Zambia Eurobonds surge after landslide win for opposition leader

Sixth time lucky as Hakainde Hichilema wins election by biggest margin in quarter century

By Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi
2 min read
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Forget what you’ve read and herd ... immunity is still a long way off

Delta variant is moving the goalposts for ending the pandemic, Covid may be present for a century - or longer

By Michelle Fay Cortez
6 min read
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Isolated in Isengard: Kiwi film industry reels from strict Covid rules

Amazon Studios prepares to make its exit from the country, treasured for its filming locations

By Ainsley Thomson
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Food for sport: is it an egg on your face or the world cracking open?

Stevenson gallery’s latest group exhibition draws attention to the conflicts underlying patterns of migration

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

Extinction of men, trouble in Eden, digital oracles: novels on the pulse

Enjoy the final lap of winter with topical books that reveal truths that real life cannot teach

By Monique Verduyn
7 min read

‘The sea doesn’t want this rubbish, so I give it and the environment life’

How an ecologically savvy Ivorian artist is making his name by turning discarded flip-flops into masterpieces

By Loucoumane Coulibaly
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Don’t Orie, be happy: lock edges closer to Bok ambition with old pal

Marvin Orie is hoping for more chances in the green and gold, hopefully alongside Tygerberg school friend Eben Etzebeth

By Nick Said
3 min read
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Mngqithi not counting Brazilians’ chickens until sun goes down on MTN8

Meanwhile, Chiefs mentor Stuart Baxter sees the positive side of cup defeat

By Sihle Ndebele
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Mitchell anchors SA to first Test series win in ...

Today in SA sports history: August 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE