Wednesday, August 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

If the ANC doesn’t get its act together, SA will become what Zambia was

The events that have unfolded there since 1964 ring familiar when one looks at SA’s current trajectory

5 min read
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Biden’s cowardly move will send Afghanistan back to the Stone Age

His protestations are fair enough, but he will always be remembered as the president who betrayed Afghans

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Babita Deokaran’s death cannot be written off as collateral damage

People who have the courage to step forward as witnesses against crime and corruption deserve full protection

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘Screaming queen’ and ‘goblin lookalike’ trump Joburg autism school ‘bully’

The labour court has upheld a CCMA decision in favour of two teachers who were ‘bullied’ by their ‘narcissistic’ boss

3 min read
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The Limpopo deputy principal who never was

Nearly four years after becoming the preferred candidate, a primary school educator is still waiting to be appointed

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Leukaemia survivors fight on while they await life-saving bone marrow

It is important more than ever to raise awareness of the suffering of patients and importance of donations

4 min read
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New leader pledges to stabilise Zambia’s shaky finances

Amid high unemployment and surging inflation, new administration hopes IMF loan will kick-start economic recovery

By Taonga Clifford Mitimingi and Matthew Hill
1 min read

WARRIORS AGAINST GBV

MEET THE DEDICATED PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR THE VICTIMS

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The job fulfils me more than what I thought I wanted: rape prosecutor

‘Vicarious trauma’ and ‘compassion fatigue’ are occupational hazards in a job demanding boundless reserves of empathy

Aron Hyman
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
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She thought her rapist would never be caught. Then she met sergeant Dlokolo

Nomsa’s scars from her ordeal are still raw, but at least the security guard who assaulted her is safely locked away

Aron Hyman
Reporter
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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We are in agony: desperate Nigerians sell everything to free kidnapped kids

While more than R272m in ransoms have been paid over the past decade, about 300 kidnapped pupils are still missing

By Abraham Achirga and Libby George
4 min read
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Former sports stars rally to free female Afghan athletes from Kabul

Australia evacuates more than 50 female Afghan athletes and dependents

By Colin Packham and Alan Baldwin
2 min read
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Llamandla! Mammal’s antibodies are the real deal in fight against Covid

The llama has unique antibodies that reach parts of the virus that are difficult to access with conventional ones

By Clement Rossignol
1 min read
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A cost-benefits analysis of MBAs is long overdue

Business schools are no longer giving employers what they need, so what needs to change?

By Chris Stokel-Walker
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How to inoculate yourself against fear of failure

The pandemic has taught us about our ability to take risks, so don’t turn back, keep at it and reap the rewards

By Chris Taylor
3 min read

All-women Islamic choir sings away gender taboos

Challenges aside, Alhour is confronting deep-rooted views about women singing in public or reciting from Koran

By Menna A Farouk
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Farewell to SA boxing’s smiling Shosholoza

Giovanni Pretorius was a warrior in the ring but always wore a smile outside it

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Rest of Rugby Championship to be played in Oz

Springboks to play their remaining matches in Queensland

By Ian Ransom
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Freitag leaps to gold at Paris world champs

Today in SA sports history: August 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE