Monday, August 30 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Babita Deokaran’s blood is on the ANC’s hands

The once-great, now rotten-to-the-core movement is at the heart of a decade-old criminal network

4 min read
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I’m a PPE scapegoat and fear I’ll share Babita’s fate: ex-health CFO

Kabelo Lehloenya, who allegedly facilitated corrupt Gauteng contracts, says she’s in danger while others are shielded

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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Motshekga still wants distancing rule reduced for schools

The education minister wants more children in class, but is playing it by ear for now, while also monitoring dropouts

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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US Pfizer approval is the boost SA vax drive needs

Prof Salim Abdool Karim believes the thoroughness of the FDA trials will give the vaccine untainted credibility

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
6 min read
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SA could start giving Covid booster shots by the end of the year

Some experts say SA should rather focus on getting the majority vaccinated as third wave rumbles on

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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After desperate two-year search for fugitive mom, dad reunited with son

The mother brought the child from Denmark to SA for a relative’s funeral in 2019, then went on the run with him

4 min read
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Defence department would be R2.5bn richer if it sorted out its fraud cases

Shocking lack of action revealed as minister comes out guns blazing regarding outstanding DoD cases

Erika Gibson
Joernalis
4 min read
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Zim’s youth must stand up like we did, says Zambian politician

The UPND’s Joseph Kalimbwe says voter turnout is important, but young people are the key to change

By Lenin Ndebele
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Well done, Motshekga, for not making pupils pay for your sins

It was the right decision to keep the October break. Now basic education needs to focus on the real problems

2 min read
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NCC, do your job and stand up for vehicle-buyers: judge’s stinging ruling

After being sent from pillar to post with no action taken, a motorist is forced to turn to the courts

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Want to coin it in business? Then this is how to master it

Businessman Barry Ritholtz shares insight into the 10 things he wishes he knew when he started his career

By Barry Ritholtz
5 min read
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PODCAST | Want advice on how your household can manage debt? Here it is

Mudiwa Gavaza speaks to Altron Fintech’s Johan Gellatly and Optimum Investment Group’s Dr Roelof Botha

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 30 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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‘Human body doesn’t need booster shots. It can do the job on its own’

In a yet to be reviewed study, experts have found that immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 increases over time

By Jason Gale
3 min read
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In one week, Zambia goes from pariah to investor darling

New administration wants to mend ties with mining industry and finance minister wants to double copper production

By Matthew Hill and Monique Vanek
2 min read
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Outrage as UK rescues Afghan pets but leaves animal shelter staff behind

Assisted by the British army, Operation Ark flew about 200 cats and dogs to safety from Kabul airport

By Harry Wilson
3 min read
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Mark my words, Germans – and the world – will be better off without Merkel

ANALYSIS | After four terms in office, outgoing German chancellor is overrated at home and abroad

By Niall Ferguson
12 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Relationship on the skids? It’s time to hit the gym together

A growing body of evidence suggests couples who sweat together really do stay together

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Old but not cold: Fiat’s 500 is a real survivor

Not much separates the current model from the car launched more than a decade ago, yet it hardly feels archaic

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

Chanel noses further into southern France to keep mulling No 5

The brand is buying more land in the region for jasmine production, the key ingredient in its iconic perfume

By Eric Gaillard
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Ndah lê die ding: Pirates’ new man promises to deliver

The Buccaneers have turned to the Nigerian central defender to shore up their leaky defence

Neville Khoza
Journalist
1 min read
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India hurting but determined to bounce back, says Kohli

England captain Joe Root backs team to build on Headingley win

By Sudipto Ganguly and Hritika Sharma
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Nokwe runs in four tries as Boks blitz Wallabies

Today in SA sports history: August 30

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE