Monday, September 6 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Unless SA stops shouting and starts listening, we are doomed

We don’t have to agree with each other, but we do have to listen to others’ views because if we don’t, SA will implode

4 min read
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‘Sometimes it’s so hard’: families weep as Ramaphosa honours slain police

‘Yours is indeed a difficult calling,’ says SA president at commemoration of the 34 officers killed in just one year

Khanyisile Ngcobo
Story producer
3 min read
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What led to a trail of dead bodies and R1,4m in life insurance payouts?

Was it desperation or greed that led a former cop to allegedly murder six people on whose lives she had policies?

3 min read
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Teaching vacancies reach unacceptable levels in Eastern Cape

Budget cuts to blame for the 4,107 unfilled teacher posts, says MEC

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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High and mighty: southern Drakensberg to get new park

The soon-to-be national park on the Eastern Cape-Lesotho border is an important water source

3 min read
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Now we’re talking: translations breaks new ground for African science

Project will translate 180 research papers from English into six indigenous languages spoken by 80-million people

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Zim’s Dangarembga joins club of top authors to write ‘time capsule’

The novelist’s contribution and those of the others will only be published in 2114

By Sharon Mazingaizo
1 min read
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Veggie might: plant-based diet could limit Covid-19 symptoms, study finds

Minimising severity pays off in the long term given research that shows symptoms can last six months after infection

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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If you want citizens to work with the police, Cele, clean up the force

Until South Africans’ trust in the police is restored, it is unlikely the disconnect between them will be repaired

4 min read
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What’s with the ghosting? When companies just ignore your complaints

Some firms claim to treat their customers right, but you’ll often find posts begging them to respond to queries

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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South African enterprises can’t ignore the risk of cyber attacks

The rising threat of cyber attacks puts SOEs and private firms a click away from disaster. They must heed the risk

By Herman Singh
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 6 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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ANALYSIS | Arrogance and ignorance: why the West lost in Afghanistan

Storming into countries without insight into their ways cripples the West’s cause before the first shot rings out

By Max Hastings
11 min read
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With 1.2-billion shots they don’t need, rich nations must help the poor

Experts say it’s time they assisted those that haven’t been able to vaccinate frontline workers and the vulnerable

By James Paton
3 min read
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Despite new law, Texans who want an abortion have a Plan C

NGOs are providing women in the state with a variety of new, mainly online options to help terminate their pregnancies

By Carey Goldberg and Catarina Saraiva
5 min read
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Trumped up: QAnon Shaman pleads guilty to his role in Congress riot

The lawyers of QAnon Shama, whose real name is Jacob Chansley, are citing mental health issues for leniency

By Christopher Yasiejko
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Fast and steady, with a split personality to enhance your driving pleasure

Whether on the daily commute or powering along back roads at leisure, Audi’s RS5 is exemplary

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

Clear and present danger: extreme heat is a growing health issue

Deaths, hospitalisations and mental health issues rise, while productivity wanes in the face of climate change

By Joel Leon
2 min read

‘It’s so important that we pass this history to the next generation’

How, 20 years on, a thousand volunteers are teaching youngsters about 9/11

By Mark Porter
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sharks march to Pretoria with more than hope

Saturday’s Currie Cup final sees the Blue Bulls host the Sharks who beat them earlier in the season

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

Osaka earns support after announcing break from sport

American 22nd seed Reilly Opelka calls R143,000 fine for unapproved bag a ‘joke’

By Amy Tennery and Hritika Sharma
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Makola goal slays Pharaohs at Orlando Stadium

Today in SA sport history: September 6

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE