Tuesday, October 5 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Why eat the rich when you could also be one in a billion?

It’s hard for revolutionaries to make us hate billionaires when we’re all ‘temporarily embarrassed millionaires’

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Gauteng government-owned buildings are ‘ticking fire bombs’

At some facilities safety equipment hasn’t been serviced since 2019, while others are just not being maintained

By GRAEME HOSKEN and IAVAN PIJOOS
5 min read
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‘Discriminatory’ application process leaves poorer pupils stranded

Programme helps Gauteng pupils who can’t find placement, but has parents up in arms

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Pule’s family must wait even longer for justice

Ntuthuko Shoba’s trial has been put off until January to allow him and his lawyer to consult properly

3 min read
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‘His plan to kill me didn’t succeed’: how woman survived brutal attack

Man gets two life terms for assaulting and repeatedly raping woman before slashing her throat

Khanyisile Ngcobo
Story producer
6 min read
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Remove your ‘illegal’ banners, City of Cape Town tells EFF

A showdown is looming between the two, with the party saying if the city removes its banners it will go to court

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read
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Police brutality or choking incident? What led to man’s death in custody?

Three years after a Durban man died in police cells, 21 officers are appearing in court in connection with his death

Orrin Singh
Reporter
5 min read
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Those high notes are risky! Talking, singing are major Covid transmitters

Landmark findings underscore the importance of reducing exposure to fine respiratory aerosols, especially indoors

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Green Scorpions must sting toxic polluters

Companies like UPL, whose alleged transgressions were uncovered after the riots, must be held to account

4 min read
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How ‘the greatest shoal on Earth’ leads sardines into an ecological trap

Scientists have found that sardines’ behaviour lies in their genes rather than a quest for survival

By Peter Teske, Carl van der Lingen, Christopher David McQuaid and Luciano Beheregaray
5 min read
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When generals play politics, wars get lost

Mark Milley’s testimony shows how military leaders are getting squeezed in the military-civilian divide

By Max Hastings
12 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 5 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Cheaper, enviro-friendly biofuel keeps Kenyan home fires burning

Nairobi’s fuel dispensers replace charcoal, kerosene with ethanol biofuel made from sugar cane byproducts

By Jackson Njehia
2 min read
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Social moron? Facebook puts profits before people, says ex-employee

Frances Haugen says she saw ongoing evidence that the company prioritises its coffers over its users’ wellbeing

By Naomi Nix and Kurt Wagner
5 min read
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A to I without the E: artificial intelligence just isn’t that clever

While machine learning has shown itself useful for many things, it starts to flounder when the stakes go higher

By Parmy Olson
6 min read
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He’s 81 and he’s climbing every Scottish mountain for his wife

After his spouse developed Alzheimer’s, he began mountaineering for his mental health. Now he’s also raising money

By Natalie Thomas
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Barbie goes where no doll has gone before

To spark girls’ interest in Stem, a Barbie version of Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has headed into space

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

Dogged faith: who said pups and kitties don’t need blessings?

Filipino pet owners wait in a long queue of vehicles to get their four-legged companions some drive-through holy water

By Adrian Portugal
1 min read

Billie Eilish becomes Glastonbury’s youngest solo headliner

The star will perform on the main stage, but if you’re thinking of making the trek, forget it. The festival is sold out

By Mike Davidson and Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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This is why I used Ngcobo in defensive midfield role: Chiefs coach

Despite sitting 12th in the DStv Premiership table, Stuart Baxter believes it’s too early to draw conclusions

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Don’t tell England players to just suck up Covid curbs, ex-skipper tells Oz

Nasser Hussain points out England have played 14 more Tests than Australia since the start of the pandemic

By Michael Church and Manasi Pathak
2 min read
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Blast from the past: It’s Miller time as Proteas chase down target

Today in SA sports history: October 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE