Tuesday, August 24 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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The problem with extremists is that they’re ... um extreme

Persuading anti-vaxxers isn’t as simple as posting a Facebook legend. Their distrust needs to be channeled subtly

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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DA bolts straight out of the gate with lineup of metro mayoral candidates

The party has challenged others to follow suit after announcing new names for three metros

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
6 min read
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Standard Bank’s lockdown PIN snafu costs its customers mounds of cash

All fraudsters needed was an ID, credit card and cellphone, and the bank’s self-service divulged the security code

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
8 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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How distrust put a Gauteng miner on track to venture into rail

A chance meeting has seen a Gauteng woman go from underground magnate to overland eco warrior and job creator

3 min read
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‘I’ll take cash,’ school principal tells overpaid teachers

Potgietersrus school head in hot water for fiddling with funds, then begs forgiveness

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Killed for a calculator? Education department vows to probe bullying claims

An Mpumalanga teenager who dreamt of being a doctor is dead after he was allegedly beaten by a fellow pupil

3 min read
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Smoking and bed-sharing are major culprits behind cot deaths: study

Respiratory tract infection is found to be the leading cause of ‘sudden’ infant fatalities

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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If state isn’t taking threats lightly, why aren’t instigators in the dock?

Not bringing to book those behind July’s unrest, which left 337 people dead, smacks of political damage control

3 min read

Mistrust and misfires: social security proposal exposes broken cabinet

There are two lessons the government can learn from this debacle

Carol Paton
Editor at large
4 min read
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PODCAST | Is it time to start regulating cryptocurrency?

Governments around the world, including SA, look to regulate this largely unconventional asset class

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 24 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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We need a boost because Delta is winning race against our immune systems

As the variant takes hold of the vaxxed, scientists are pushing for booster shots, saying they will ‘definitely help’

By Jason Gale
4 min read
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Not even Delta stood a chance: how China beat Covid yet again

Variant was biggest test of nation’s pandemic control model, but it vanished in the same time as previous outbreaks

By Bloomberg News
4 min read
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China, Pakistan, India jockey for position in Afghanistan’s new Great Game

Pakistan will see itself in pole position to exert more influence over the area now that the Taliban is in power

By Sanjeev Miglani, Asif Shahzad and Yew Lun Tian
5 min read
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Famine crisis looms in Madagascar after worst drought since 1981

More than 500,000 Madagascan children are at risk of malnutrition during the course of the next year

By Kamlesh Bhuckory
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

It’s tight, moms, so give yourself rope to find balance

Being a working mother is no easy task, but here’s some advice from a busy executive on how to balance your life

By Deodra Reddy
3 min read

Monica blows in to help ‘Impeachment’ actress get the job done

In a series that ‘fits the bill’, its star, Beanie Feldstein, says she wants to redeem Monica Lewinsky

By Lisa Richwine
2 min read

Artist Christo’s long-held dream to be unwrapped in Paris

After 60 years, the late Bulgarian artmaker’s plan to wrap the Arc de Triomphe will become a reality

By Lea Guedj
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Chelsea’s Lukaku relishes goal on Premier League return

Premier League could become like rugby with approach to fouls, says Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

By Manasi Pathak and Richard Martin
5 min read
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Djokovic is US Open favourite but let’s see, says in-form Zverev

German Alexander Zverev eyes his first Grand Slam title at New York’s Flushing Meadows

By Nick Mulvenney and Manasi Pathak
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE