Wednesday, September 15 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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ANALYSIS | Magashule’s ‘matter of five years’ house of cards is crumbling

Three years into the ring, the former undisputed ANC strongman's nose is bloodied, while his opponent flies high

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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It’s a sad indictment on ANC that it couldn’t get a quorum for its own bill

But at least we’ve gained some respite from the proposed Employment Equity Amendment Bill

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read
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‘I checked out of psych ward to help a friend, not brief would-be killers’

Former cop says video in which she is allegedly seen plotting her sister and her children’s killings was an act

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘Premature and speculative’: IEC responds to DA

The commission has slammed the DA’s bid to declare the reopening of the candidate nomination process unconstitutional

3 min read
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WHO-backed vaccine hub for Africa to copy Moderna Covid-19 shot

Moderna has said it won’t enforce patent rights, but stalled talks with company have slowed down the project

By Wendell Roelf
3 min read
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Too much at once: pandemic sends ADHD symptoms into overdrive

Adolescents and caregivers report more problems during this period of online learning and remote working

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
5 min read
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Pretoria hospital’s darkest Covid-19 moments documented for all to see

An academic has co-directed a doccie on health workers’ battle against the pandemic and it’s scheduled for M-Net

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Groundbreaking ref continues to inspire youth in her own unique way

The PSL’s Akhona Makalima wants to encourage girls to follow their dreams and be themselves

Vuyokazi Nkanjeni
Soccer reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Fifa Club World Cup offers a chance for return to normalcy

Opportunity is knocking on SA’s door and we must take it, as long as we do it safely

4 min read
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A costly state bank is the last thing the ANC needs

The party passes fantasy resolutions without telling us how its mega ideas will be funded

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
5 min read
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Sun shines down on safaris as 4x4s go green

The adoption of solar power is slowly transforming game reserves looking for a cheaper, more sustainable option

By Richard Holmes
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – September 15 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Migration is the storm after the climate disaster, but it can be reined in

Swift action could curtail the current projection of internal displacement by 80%

By Laura Millan Lombrana
2 min read
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Crude reality: Oil glut Covid built all but gone on resurgent fuel demand

Crude inventories at lowest since January 2020, though China may reverse trend and start stockpiling

By bloomberg.com
2 min read
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Could Trudeau’s ‘sunny ways’ become dark days?

The Canadian prime minister sought an early election which he now risks losing

By Steve Scherer and David Ljunggren
4 min read
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‘Flying Dragon’ roamed the southern skies too, say scientists

The fossil of a pterosaur previously only linked to the northern hemisphere has been found in Chile’s Atacama Desert

By Dave Sherwood
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

It’s not all sunshine and rosés in the world of pink wines

The days of a low price ceiling are over as winemakers go premium

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Read between the vines: grapes through the eyes of the greats

The tennis champion shows us what else he’s good at in Moët and Chandon series

By Staff reporter
1 min read

Everybody needs to know ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

The film adaptation of the musical, based on a true story, has premiered in London

By Mindy Burrows
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok assistant coach Deon Davids backs Pollard and Willemse

Apart from place kicking, Boks will  look to sharpen discipline‚ defence and tactical kicking ahead of Test

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Is Broos coaching Bafana Bafana from Belgium?

According to Safa, new coach Hugo Broos has had to jet back to his homeland to ‘sort out his work permit’

By Sihle Ndebele
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Nongqayi upsets the odds to stun Mexican Arce

Today in SA sports history: September 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE