Tuesday, August 31 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Eyewitness close to Babita holds the key as cops hunt masterminds

The woman, now in a safe house, was getting into health department whistle-blower’s car when gunmen struck

By GRAEME HOSKEN and IAVAN PIJOOS
3 min read

DA mayor’s birthday ends in tears as after-curfew crash leaves two killed

Nelson Mandela Bay police open culpable homicide case as opposition parties ask why he was driving at an illegal time

By Michael Kimberley and Nomazima Nkosi
5 min read
Ideas FREE

I’m happy I was a vaccine guinea pig. Thanks to trials, you too can be safe

I was lucky to be a vaccine volunteer and a year after getting a Covid-19 jab, I’ve been healthy with zero side effects

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Worrying new variant gaining traction in SA and abroad, says expert

Scientists fear it could be more transmissible and vaccine-evasive than others

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Med student uses sick beat to encourage South Africans to get vaxxed, yo!

A University of Pretoria medical student features in a catchy rap video that dispels myths about getting vaccinated

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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It’s challenging, but protecting wildlife is a calling: winning game ranger

This year, the Rhino Conservation Awards recognised those with their ears and eyes to the ground

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | If DA mayor did break curfew, docking his pay won’t be enough

The opposition must practise what it preaches and make him an example with his punishment

2 min read
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A mushroom cloud is gathering to rain new cash on the parched ANC

Political climate change is upon us; a time for modern, sustainable corruption instead of gushing patronage

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Genetically changed mozzies could transform Africa’s malaria fight

After mating with ‘protector mosquitoes’, the wild insects’ offspring are unable to reproduce or transmit malaria

By Fredros Okumu
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – August 31 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Pricey Covid testing is no shot in the arm for tourism industry

Uniformity of availability and testing costs is urgently needed to keep the more than R130-trillion industry afloat

By Fran Golden
8 min read
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Western elites have learnt nothing from Afghan imperialist disaster

The fierce criticism of the US retreat reveals the real threat to the West’s security – its macho delusions

By Pankaj Mishra
5 min read
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Traditional banking is ripe for a Big Tech takeover

Banking is vulnerable to an assault from online giants and could go the way of news publishing

By Andy Mukherjee
4 min read
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Ending the coronavirus is top of God’s to-do list

The Covid-19 pandemic has generated a flurry of letters to the Almighty

By Gwen Ackerman
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

See dance with new eyes on this digital stage

This year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience provided an online platform for local and international acts

By Chris Thurman
2 min read

Spring into the new season with these lauded authors

From free love and 1960s Harlem to Haiti and the American wilderness, these five titles are sure to enthrall

By Monique Verduyn
5 min read

The curtain has fallen on spunky, outspoken Ed Asner

The ‘Lou Grant’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ actor who courted much controversy has died aged 91

By David Henry
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Allrounder Pretorius pumped for Proteas’ tour of Sri Lanka

Proteas must put off-field drama aside to focus on what will be their last chance to tune up before the T20 World Cup

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Play Ronaldo as a striker, says former teammate Rooney

Pressure is now on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bring silverware to Old Trafford

By Rohith Nair and Peter Hall
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Cloete soars to high jump gold double

Today in SA sports history: August 31

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE