Tuesday, September 14 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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WATCH | Exclusive footage of woman ‘ordering hitmen to kill sister, kids’

Former police officer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu told an undercover officer and ‘hitman’ to ‘leave no witnesses behind’

7 min read
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Fear drives state witness into hiding as alleged killer cop takes the stand

Former cop Nomia Ndlovu has pleaded not guilty to 20 charges ranging from murder, attempted murder to fraud

5 min read
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The ANC to build a ‘smart city’. That’s an indisputable oxymoron

Instead of highfalutin proposals like building a ‘smart city’, Cyril and Co should figure out how to build toilets

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Elections cannot be won by default, says Duarte, slamming DA

In a 49-page affidavit, the ANC’s Jessie Duarte says the DA’s case is fundamentally flawed and without merit

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Senseless looting ruined wedding dreams and businesses

‘In 1993 my husband and I started this shop. It would have been our pension, but it was destroyed in two hours’

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Parliament hears of disturbing, ‘unlawful interception of communication’

Justice Bess Nkabinde is worried about incessant interception of communication of private and public officials

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
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KZN businesses brave it out as they wait for insurance payouts

Warehouses show grit after being emptied in July riots, with retailers hoping to be trading again by December

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Shots for two, please! ‘Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should get jabs’

The panel of specialists also encouraged prospective mothers to get vaccinated

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Politicians must listen to what we need, not tell us what we want

The recent riots and looting have shown that small deeds by individuals can make a difference

3 min read
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Readers are old news: follower metrics influence media start-up

This new publication picks its journalists from a crop of social media influencers

By Lucas Shaw
6 min read
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An investor’s guide to vaccines: inoculation set to be next pot of gold

What is at stake in this booming trade and who stands to benefit?

By Suzanne Woolley
8 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 14 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Just when it looked like China was out of the woods, Delta strikes again

Has the country’s so-called Covid-19 zero policy met its match?

By Bloomberg
3 min read
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As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, now India is battling killer dengue outbreak

The disease is suspected of killing dozens, with authorities setting out to destroy mosquito breeding grounds

By Saurabh Sharma
1 min read
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Heathrow heading for death row as other airports fly high

Trade and tourists continue to elude what used to be the busiest airport in Europe

By Reuters
1 min read
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Energy crunch deepens as US warns Europe doesn’t have enough gas for winter

Goldman Sachs analysts say curbing demand is the only option to rebalance market

By Elena Mazneva, Anna Shiryaevskaya and Rachel Morison
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Children’s fitness at risk, but moms are getting more physical

Parents will have to keep an eye on their children’s screen time or they may suffer long-term ill health post lockdown

By Tim Olds, Carol Maher and Verity Booth
4 min read

She may be a reluctant feminist, but Angela Merkel inspires many women

The outgoing German chancellor is said to have done much to achieve gender equality

By Susanne Neumayer-Remter, Tanya wood and Petra Wischgoll
3 min read

Meghan and Harry interview loses Emmy to something tasty

Oprah Winfrey and her team were nominated in the best hosted nonfiction series category

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Proteas are spinning in the right direction: Shamsi

It’s been a refreshing change, says Tabraiz Shamsi on Proteas’ ability to field as many as four spinners

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Rose left out as Padraig makes his Ryder Cup captain’s picks

Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Shane Lowry get the nod for Europe’s team to tee off at Whistling Straits

By Martyn Herman
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Poker-faced Sugar Boy wins title fight one-handed

Today in SA sports history: September 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE