Thursday, May 9 2019
South Africans queue to vote in Chiawelo, Soweto, in the sixth general elections since the start of democracy in 1994. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times
ANALYSIS: Is Cyril in charge? Will he tackle ANC thugs? Well, don’t ask him
He failed to reassure voters that he will tackle his enemies, and that his agenda, not corruption, will triumph
Who takes poll position? A cadre or someone competent?
This is the sixth national democratic election – we now can vote on track record and not only on hype
This ballot is like the Spur menu. No matter what choice u make it’s a kak one.— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) May 8, 2019
Six things about SA you need to know
'Mark of Satan' on Bloem voter's thumb
Malema fights for false nails
Voter's wife 'about to give birth'
Even Google loves SA elections
Cyril to voter: 'Whisper to me'
Madiba's grandson votes BLF
Must state supply water to farms during drought? Dead farmer finds out
Decade-long case grinds on for two years after his demise - and it all ended on a technicality
Eco group hauls minister to court over air pollution standards
They say a decision to double the permissible sulphur dioxide emissions weakens already 'sloppy' standards
‘We have been abandoned and forgotten despite democracy’
The quaint curio shop-lined streets of a sleepy Cape village belie the harsh struggles of its coloured residents
THE VISUAL SIDE
Is the baby going to heal the Markle rift? Is that a pig you see flying?
The new grandfather wasn’t informed by the palace of Baby Sussex’s arrival, but he congratulated the parents nonetheless
When it comes to getting rid of carbon dioxide, Iceland rocks
Scientists are 'making soda water' out of the greenhouse gas and then turning it into rock
Beware the post-lunchtime GP: they’re dangerously low on empathy
By the afternoon, exhausted and irritable doctors are making poor decisions, and mistakes are piling up
6 things you need to know about the world
Fees may fall, but not in a nice way
Small piece of the Stonehenge puzzle found
Creepy details emerge of Nxivm sex cult
Kitties litter the Holy City
Tabloids stir the Aussie election pot
Magic mushrooms on the menu in US?
Bull’s Eye: Would you invest in an SA infrastructure bond?
Low interest rates mean there is a global hunger for yield – and a workable opportunity for SA to cash in
Edcon and Massmart: When corporate wranglers go wrong
One has been in consistent decline and more recently on the edge of business rescue, the other is just meh
Fear and clothing: All het up about making a little cross
A weekly reverie on the vagaries and charms of fashion
SPORTS DAY: Caster set to ‘resist’ testosterone rules
Your roundup of the sporting news of the day
Hashim Amla: The rock of SA’s batting is in a hard place
Veteran batsman is ‘desperate, in a good way’ to regain form for World Cup, says batting coach Benkenstein