Tuesday, September 1 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

How Cyril defeated Zuma faction’s ‘planned’ attack and came out stronger

NEC saw an ‘orchestrated’ attempt to oust Ramaphosa, but ANC rallied behind him when it counted

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

He lost his child to a killer, then the justice system stole his hope

Little Bandile Skosana, whose body was found under a rock, is the latest shocking addition to SA’s list of shame

4 min read

The dynamic area between black and white, through Schadeberg’s eyes

When the German arrived in SA as a young man in the 1950s, he was immediately struck by the contrasts

By Tymon Smith
4 min read
News FREE

Running legend Nick Bester’s family lives in fear after attack

Comrades winner’s massive injuries devastate relatives left struggling to make sense of such a savage beating

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Sport FREE

How Brad Binder kept his MotoGP motivation

The rider’s parents ‘made huge sacrifices’ for him, but made it clear that if he didn’t crack it, it was back to SA

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

No love lost in brothers’ unholy feud over ‘missing’ R136m

The Hawks are probing fraud and money-laundering related to KZN’s multi-million KwaSizaBantu mission

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
3 min read

Cape Town boatbuilder sails into the electric revolution

American deal with local firm reaffirms SA at the forefront of the green revolution in the boating world

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

Clouds of doubt swirl around links between climate and Covid-19

Some scientists say they are related. Others agree it’s probable, but say it’s too early to make such claims

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

Health of born-free women still shackled by apartheid, say researchers

Health choices for many young black women are complicated by practical realities, study suggests

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Having fun? Fab, but don’t be the cause of job losses and death

The tourism minister has warned that licences will be revoked if venues don’t adhere to Covid-19 rules

Times Select
Editorial
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Beware the authoritarian nutjobs who promise to clean up the ANC’s mess

Unsurprisingly, voters are looking for something exactly unlike the ANC. But we should be careful what we wish for

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Chadwick Boseman, the actor who literally changed the face of cinema

Through his roles, and particularly that of Black Panther, he taught Hollywood to embrace diversity

By Telegraph Obituary
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

China is unfazed by vaccine worries as it leads the race

There are concerns that the country is putting political leverage before safety

By Sophia Yan
3 min read

Rio Tinto caves in after outcry over destruction of ancient Oz sites

The blasts are taking place on aboriginal land, with indigenous Australians hoping for a positive outcome

By Melanie Burton
2 min read

Hope fizzles for pickers as champagne harvest takes a Covid beating

The 2020 haul will be the smallest in 35 years as growers scramble to test desperate seasonal workers

By David Chazan
1 min read

Lady Pollyanna’s Pilates for horses hits on a whinnying formula

It’s not horsey yoga, and she’s no Robert Redford, but she’s carving out a niche saving traumatised equines

By Patrick Sawer
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

How one Nazi rat died trying to jump from the sinking German ship

Philippe Sands’s follow-up to ‘East West Street’ tells the complicated story of an SS man who governed Poland

By David Gorin
4 min read