Tuesday, October 19 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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In her defence, the minister didn’t expect to be accosted by her own

Keeping it in the family is something the ANC has been really good at and is all part of its incestuous mantra

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

EDITORIAL | Politics in SA is a money-making blood sport

Mere differences in priorities or allegiance have led to many deaths that go unpunished

3 min read
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Mix-and-matching vaccines is a life-saving cocktail, says new report

Swedish study casts even darker shadow over SA’s sale of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Dog safely home after hitching ride with new pal

East London family relieved to have Alaska back on the farm after her headline-grabbing adventure

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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New centre boosts cats and canines’ chances at kicking cancer

While there are specialist hospitals in SA for animal treatment, Ovah takes things a step further

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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How parents can cut the knife-edge atmosphere of matric exams

As they witness their children navigating the finale of school, many parents don’t know whether to step in or aside

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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A meme a day won’t keep Covid away, but will reduce related stress

New research has also found that coronavirus-related content can boost people’s confidence

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Right amount of grit: international parkour pro flips around Jozi

Sydney-born star takes advantage of lockdown in central Joburg to scale and appreciate its architecture

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Fighting the odds to help others do the same

Meet a woman who went through hell to complete her MBA so she can improve mental health in workplaces

By SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
5 min read
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SA: where green incentives hit the ANC and die

Deals offered by rich nations stand no chance as long as coal remains central to the ruling party’s patronage politics

By Antony Sguazzin and Paul Burkhardt
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 19 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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The Tigrayan push into Ahmara brings hunger and rape with it

The rebels’ arrival in the region has forced about 250,000 Ethiopians to flee their homes

By Giulia Paravicini, Dawit Endeshaw and Maggie Fick
3 min read
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New Delta variant? Surging infections put UK on mutation watch

The UK on Sunday reported the highest jump in daily new cases since mid-July

By Yueqi Yang
1 min read
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‘Indigenous Aussies must have top say on decisions on their heritage’

A report that followed destruction at Juukan Gorge says there must be national legislation for cultural protection

By Melanie Burton
2 min read
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A braai might make time fly: managing morale for sailors stuck at sea

With global container ship snarl-up showing no sign of abating, captains are worried about their crews’ mental health

By Brendan Murray
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Where there’s a William there’s a way: prince’s boost for eco pioneers

Milan and Costa Rica are first winners of his Earthshot Prize, which rewards innovative ways to save the environment

By Costas Pitas
1 min read

It’s your room and you can cry if you want to: Spain seeks to banish taboo

And the country, where there were nearly 4,000 suicides in 2019, has launched a R1,7bn mental healthcare drive

By Michael Gore
1 min read

Now it’s to the metaverse and beyond for Facebook

The company has committed $50m towards building the project in Europe

By Eva Mathews and Sheila Dang
1 min read

Serving up a treat: drink bubbly with Roger Federer

The tennis star talks to cellar master Benoît Gouez about what makes a vintage champagne

By STAFF REPORTER
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bad blood between Sundowns and Bafana coach reaches boiling point

Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena is frustrated by players returning from national duty injured

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
3 min read
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Proteas can beat anyone on their day: Rabada ahead of T20 World Cup opener

Kagiso Rabada revved up for Saturday’s match against Australia in Abu Dhabi

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Holiday wobbles Diaz to retain title

Today in SA sports history: October 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE