Monday, August 23 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Is Cyril a man with a plan for Monday’s riot threat? I doubt it

As threats resurface, the state owes it to citizens to answer this question and bring the instigators to book

4 min read
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‘We are just nothing now’: South Africans’ terror as Taliban tightens grip

‘He’s going to be in s**t, one way or the other’: first-hand accounts reveal tense situation in Afghanistan

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
7 min read
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Prosecutors are islands of comfort in a sea of trauma

Sexual offences prosecutors are devoted law enforcers who strive to give GBV victims the best service they can

Aron Hyman
Reporter
16 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Tough year for Joburg families as price hikes and lockdown hit hard

Joburgers have been forced to make lifestyle changes that are not limited purely to finances

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
7 min read
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Dope decision for pupils suspended from hostel for smoking pot

A Worcester school has had to overturn its hostel body’s decision to evict the boys, which it did during curfew

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Dieticians give a taste of what government is feeding schoolchildren

Do the meals in the new menu have the nutrients pupils need? We hear from the experts

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | SA’s security cluster failed us in July. It cannot do so again

What is the state doing about new threats of violence and is it ready to quell any resultant unrest now or later?

2 min read
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What lies behind social unrest in SA and what might be done about it

The issues are many and the state must trade lip service for delivery if it is to stem the rising tide of violence

By Justin Visagie, Ivan Turok and Sharlene Swartz
5 min read
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Looks like Ford has learnt how to put out fires

The crisis has led to a complete overhaul of the way the manufacturer treats its customers

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 23 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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ANALYSIS | If the Taliban wants foreign aid, it must let girls be educated

G-7 nations should commit to funding Afghan schools as before — as long as they remain open to female pupils

By Gordon Brown
4 min read
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Experts scratch their heads as Covid cases rise among the vaccinated

Case studies are providing conflicting views on why, leaving those who’ve had jabs concerned and scientists confused

By Kristen V Brown and Rebecca Torrence
5 min read
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Better get to it and get vaxxed, Aussies, or you’re staying in lockdown

Scott Morrison says it cannot go on forever, but wants 70% vaccinated before he considers bending the rules

By Lidia Kelly
2 min read
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Finance giant plays its cards right to master post-Covid workplace

Mastercard, with its employees top of mind, has renovated an 1888 building to give them a ‘one-of-a-kind’ hybrid space

By Jenny Surane
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Should you be jittery about your caffeine intake?

Coffee consumption has its ups and downs, so here are the things to watch out for

By Yvonne Fontyn
7 min read

Chery has upped its game. It seems sweeter the second time around

The Chinese brand entered the market in 2007, then went quiet. Now it’s back and things are looking cheery

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Fancy being an avatar at work? Your dream might be on the horizon

Facebook has launched a VR remote work app, calling it a step to the ‘metaverse’

By Elizabeth Culliford
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok coach says SA ready to host Rugby Championship

Australians confident Perth will host rescheduled All Blacks clash

By Nick Said and Nick Mulvenney
4 min read
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Ageing Pac Man is gobbled up by Cuban Ugas

Legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao yet to decide on retirement plans and may announce plans to run for president

By Manasi Pathak
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Mulaudzi motors to 800m gold at world champs

Today in SA sports history: August 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE