Wednesday, September 1 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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More of the SMME: SA has to get behind entrepreneurs

SA’s unemployment rate is more than 44%, In Indonesia, which embraces SMMEs, it’s 4.11%. Surely that’s the way to go

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
5 min read
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ANC begs for 36 more hours as it stands to fumble power in 35 councils

It could lose status as the ruling party or main opposition in 35 municipalities ‘without a single vote being cast’

4 min read
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EDITORIAL | Only the ANC would have the gall to ask the public for money

Not being able to pay staff salaries is not only embarrassing, it yet again exposes the ANC’s arrogant incompetence

2 min read
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‘This is the third time I’m not believed’: Zuma snubs NPA medical exam

The former president’s foundation says the NPA is questioning the credibility of military doctors who have examined him

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Dirty tactics? Aussies make Boks clean own rooms

The teams are in quarantine in Oz, but they’re coping, with SA in earnest training for their clash against the hosts

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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‘He was lucky’: foreman who tumbled from helicopter is back on his feet

‘Johnny Walker’ fell 15m to the ground and was left with a torn aorta, broken leg, crushed foot and broken wrist

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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SAA subsidiary’s staff to be paid after 16 months. For many it’s too late

‘We lost everything,’ say Air Chefs staff crippled by debt, even as salary repayment deal is struck

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read
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Frontline health workers at the forefront of efforts to stop GBV

Because there is no system to categorise cases, healthcare providers are being mined for information

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read
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J&J’s hopes for HIV vaccine dashed as southern African trial flops

Prevention with immunisation still appears out of reach after results fall short of efficacy target

By John Lauerman
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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The JSC is shaking the foundations it was built on

Politics in a body established to bolster the independence and quality of aspiring justices guards nobody

Tony Leon
Columnist
8 min read
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SA must clean up its act in Africa, or perish

Africa Free Trade Area will only succeed if SA re-invents itself and changes its attitudes towards Africa

By George Philipas
7 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 1 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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The day the music died: bye-bye as the Americans fly ... away

As Afghanistan adjusts to Taliban rule, music and radio stations go silent

By Reuters
3 min read
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Ghostly image of US officer leaving Afghanistan books his place in history

Maj-Gen Chris Donahue’s exit from the country on Monday conjures memories of the Soviet Union’s pull-out in 1989

By Simon Cameron-Moore
3 min read
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Join the club, New Orleans, as city faces weeks without power

More than a million customers still without electricity in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida knocks out transmission lines

By David R Baker, Josh Saul and Will Wade
3 min read
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Moderna vaccine much more powerful than Pfizer, study finds

Moderna also linked with two-fold risk reduction against breakthrough cases compared with Pfizer

By Jason Gale
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Paying tribute to granny by cooking from memory, not recipe books

Memories of my time with my grandmother in China inspired me to create this simple, delicious dish

By Yang Zhao
3 min read

Boundary-pushing travel experience lures tourists back to Africa

Luxurious suites on offer for 12 days as part of ‘The Greatest Safari on Earth’

By Kerryn Fischer
8 min read

Japanese artist unwittingly raises awareness with out-the-box thinking

Monami Ohno's cardboard sculptures have no underlying green message, but she’s happy if they make the point

By Joseph Campbell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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No more Steyn power as Proteas speedster calls time on career

SA’s premier fast bowler, Dale Steyn hangs up his cricket boots after almost two decades

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Broos raring to go after taking a back seat since appointment

Belgian Hugo Broos will take his place on the Bafana Bafana bench for the first time against Zimbabwe on Friday

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Thobela KOs Catley for third world title

Today in SA sports history: September 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE