Wednesday, September 8 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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R984m for troops for Mozambique, but ‘most are still in training at home’

While many are still in the Northern Cape, Rwandan and Mozambican forces have recaptured a key town

By Erika Gibson
5 min read
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‘I was in serious pain,’ says pensioner shot near Maphatsoe funeral

Woman, 76, tells how one moment she was feeding the birds and the next she was felled by stray projectile

3 min read
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A noble ANC led us to the Promised Land, but now it’s left us high and dry

The party has not only let itself down but lamentably the people who look to it for guidance and leadership

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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High hopes for potential cash cow that’s mind-blowing for those in pain

Medical marijuana industry a godsend for pain sufferers and could be the same for the economy and job creation

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘Don’t write us off just because we don’t have money’: ANC’s Jessie Duarte

In the run-up to municipal elections, the ANC says it is already campaigning door to door, despite problems

3 min read
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Executive Ethics Code is constitutional, argues Ramaphosa’s counsel

Just because it is complicated doesn’t mean it is vague, it tells high court in answer to challenge by amaBhungane

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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Plant-covered building set to take root on Cape Town city centre block

The design of The Fynbos, the first of its kind on the continent, is based on Table Mountain

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read
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Paddlers to raise a stink about Cape Town’s filthy vleis and canals

The 10-year-old Peninsula Paddle has been cancelled for the first time as the pollution reaches a tipping point

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | A teacher in every classroom, is that too much to ask for?

Budget cuts have left pupils short-changed and made it impossible for education standards to be maintained

3 min read
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Lost in translation: how Covid-19 language can be misunderstood

To communicate the real value of vaccines we must make information easily available and understandable

By Todd Malone
3 min read
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It seems gaming will change humanity as we know it

It’s outpacing culture and will do the same when it comes to regulations, unless regulators ... up their game

By Tyler Cowen
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 8 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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This is what the new Covid world will be like ... and it’s not too bad

Israel, the globe’s guinea pig for vaccinations, isn’t worried about its Delta outbreak. On the contrary, in fact

By Zev Chafets
3 min read
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India has learnt from its mistakes as it prepares for Covid third wave

After the bitter experience of its devastating second wave, its health services are leaving nothing to chance this time

By Krishna N Das
4 min read
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Party’s over! Space travel turns tribalistic as nations race for glory

Alliances are forming as the US tries to fend off competition from China and Russia

By Peter Apps
4 min read
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Jean-Paul Belmondo, bad boy and face of the French new wave, dies

The actor’s youthful edginess and cool often drew comparisons to James Dean and Marlon Brando

By Peter Rainer
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Springtime in the desert: an odyssey through the Karoo

Take a journey through the heart of the fabled landscape from the western Karoo to the West Coast

By Nicolas Yell
8 min read

Roger Federer explains what gives Moët & Chandon its sparkle

The richness and magic of champagne is captured through the eyes of one of the sports world’s greatest stars

By Staff reporter
2 min read

Animator becomes first in SA to get 13-episode series on Cartoon Network

Self-taught Lwazi Msipha’s ‘My Cartoon Friend’ debuted on the channel in July

By Sisipho Skweyiya and Shafiek Tassiem
1 min read

Love might be in the bin, but Banksy’s worth is set to balloon

Three years on, the artist’s shredded work, ‘Girl with Balloon’, is going under the hammer

By Will Russell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Young guns help usher Bafana into brave new era under Broos

Bafana boss Hugo Broos on his Bafana youngsters: ‘I want to build a team for years to come’

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read
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Van Niekerk asks: Who doesn’t love a good comeback story?

Wayde van Niekerk happy to be competing at the highest level again as he embarks on road to redemption

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Birkett captures world K1 marathon crown

Today in SA sports history: September 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE