Tuesday, September 7 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

When will the voters register that the ANC’s end is nigh?

Party has been trying to self-destruct for years and this latest howler hardly registered a blip on the Richter scale

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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ANC welcomes election lifeline, opposition decries ‘unfair advantage’

DA, IFP prepare for battle after IEC decision to let ruling party register candidates even though it missed deadline

By Andisiwe Makinana and Nonkululeko Njilo
4 min read
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‘Really nice guys’: families stunned by men’s arrest for Babita hit

Loved ones and neighbours describe accused as humble and nothing like the men they would expect to get violent

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Four years on, teacher gets job she was chosen for

Limpopo department cancelled her promotion as it wanted its own candidate. At last it’s been forced to back down

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Beyond three months: teacher assistants finally get clarity on their future

Education department gives the go-ahead to extend the contracts of the 320,000 recruits employed countrywide

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Run for your life: every step of his 2,800km quest is for SA mental health

Henry Cock aims to break the Guinness World Record and raise R4m for the SA Depression and Anxiety Group

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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‘A species in crisis’: extinction circling vultures in KZN

Poisoning of vultures for the use of traditional medicines is the biggest threat to these raptors

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
3 min read
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PODCAST | The whole truth and nothing but on vaccines and ivermectin

Prof Helen Rees, whose job is making sure what we put in our bodies is right for our bodies, tells us the facts

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | ANC is walking a political tightrope that may very well snap

The party has been given a candidate registration reprieve by the IEC, but it could be too little too late

2 min read
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Angela Merkel, the assassin in sensible shoes

Outgoing German leader had no time for pretensions as she coolly and calculatedly negotiated the political minefield

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
6 min read
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On September 6 1991 a giant was born: how it started and where it’s at

The South African Students’ Congress celebrated its 30th birthday on Monday and it should be as proud as a peacock

By GEORGE MAGOMA, MARTIN MAHOSI and LUMKO MTIMDE
37 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Guinean army topples the divisive ‘Mandela’ who clung to power

The 2010 election of Conde was greeted with optimism, but he turned out to be the very thing he supposedly opposed

By Aaron Ross
4 min read
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Nigerian army uses cellphone blackout to target kidnappers and criminals

Crackdown is aimed at gangs that have conducted reign of terror with kidnappings and mass abductions of pupils

By Maiduguri Newsroom, Ardo Hazzad and Camillus Eboh
1 min read
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Britain is on suicide alert after Afghan veterans’ chaotic exit

Officials ‘looking very, very carefully’ at situation after rowing back comments that soldiers had taken their lives

By Guy Faulconbridge
1 min read
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Oh my hat! Newly discovered Napoleon headpiece could fetch almost R3m

Hat with Napoleon’s DNA will be auctioned in London in October

By Aleksander Solum
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Ten of the continent’s greats in the arts, literature and architecture

Talented Africans, many of whom are from SA, are enthusing audiences in Mzansi and abroad

Tymon Smith
Features writer, film and series reviewer
16 min read

Know your rights and claim them, kids. Angelina says so

US actress Angelina Jolie has written a book with Amnesty International to help children fight injustice

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Rollo Ross
3 min read

Dead pets in landfills? Not on my watch

How a Hong Kong pet shelter owner is bringing dignity to animals in the concrete jungle

By Farah Master
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Australians are down and under as world champions loom

Springboks are next up for wounded Wallabies in Queensland on Sunday

By Ian Ransom
2 min read
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Ronaldo gets Man United No.7 jersey again

Liverpool working to get midfielder Keita back from Guinea after coup

By Shrivathsa Sridhar, Peter Hall and Dhruv Munjal
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Hulk powers Brazil to victory over Bafana

Today in SA sports history: September 7

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE