Wednesday, September 22 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Arrogant ANC heading for an own-goal if it’s not careful

If infighting and factionalism in the party doesn’t stop, it will lose to the underdogs

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Zuma legal team ‘upbeat’ after ‘victory’ on first day of special plea

The former president did not attend proceedings in his bid to remove the lead prosecutor from the case

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Sexual predators at schools must be named and shamed

Including their names on the child protection register so they can’t work with children again is not enough

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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For Beta or worse: experts called in to solve SA’s UK ‘red list’ headache

The crux of the matter is Beta, which is not necessarily an SA variant and has ‘not been detected for months’

2 min read
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Corporal punishment still lurks in the classroom despite being banned

In a recent poll of grade 8 pupils from 24 Tshwane schools, more than half said they had suffered the fate

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Hot and hotter - that’s SA’s weather forecast for the future

Research has found the country is experiencing an accelerating number of maximum-temperature records

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero found guilty in terror case

Rusesabagina used his fame to highlight what he described as rights violations by the government

By Clement Uwiringiyimana
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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You wouldn’t be happy with crops on your doorstep, so why the outrage?

Why would the black elite and the educated be so vociferous in their support of Joe Nkuna?

By Vusi Mavimbela
9 min read
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The high turnover in higher education sector and what could turn the tide

Why are tertiary institutions finding it difficult to keep their employees?

By Annette Snyman
4 min read
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Vaping bill will smoke the economy, not spark it

The proposed law is likely to slow industry growth and kill the potential for job creation

By Asanda Gcoyi
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 22 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Covid-19 toll in US surpasses 1918 pandemic deaths

Delta pushes US into dangerous new phase as deaths pass 675,000 estimate of last century’s tragedy

By Jonathan Levin and Kirsten V Brown
3 min read
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China sees new Covid-19 case as Harbin(ger) of more to come

One case in northern city of Harbin closes venues, limits travel, with residents told not to leave

By bloomberg.com
1 min read
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Boarding call: SA cracks the nod to taxi onto US vaccinated travel list

The country will relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreigners in November

By David Shepardson and Andrea Shalal
4 min read
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Cuddly koalas are being bulldozed into oblivion Down Under

Australia has lost one-third of its koalas in the past three years nudging the species towards endangered status

By James Redmayne
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Who wore it first? Probably someone in a cave

The oldest-known evidence for clothing in the archaeological record has been found in North Africa

By Will Dunham
3 min read

Any dough for a bread house when paintings rule?

Dealer to present novel construction at Art Basel, with an asking price ‘in the range of $3m’

By James Tarmy
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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On merit, Lakay should be in Bafana squad, says Downs co-coach

The Mamelodi Sundowns left-back has been unfortunate in not being called up to recent Bafana squads

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Boks do some soul-searching ahead of landmark clash against All Blacks

Springboks look to rebound from back-to-back defeats to the Wallabies in their 100th Test against the All Blacks

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Thobela pounds his way to first world title

Today in SA sports history: September 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE