Tuesday, September 22 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Doctors appeal to Cyril over the Beale and Munshi case. Is this wise?

Experts criticise HPCSA, saying NPA independence is protected and if council acted on legal advice it was ‘bad advice’

By GRAEME HOSKEN and NONKULULEKO NJILO
3 min read

Murder of cop Kinnear a ‘tipping point’ in SA’s march to crime chaos

Who’s next? Prosecutors? Judges? Organised crime expert urges decisive action to avoid a ‘Mexico’ scenario

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

Education official who lost matric answer sheets is now head of exams

Deputy chief education specialist’s mess-up is one of many exam blunders in Eastern Cape, report reveals

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Yap, he’s back: looks like ‘R699 car scheme’ guy is in trouble again

Clients complain a deal they committed to is very different from what they were led to believe

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Played for fuels: damsel in distress ‘is a con’

It’s one of the oldest scams in the book, but this Boksburg woman has taken it to a new level, claim her alleged victims

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
3 min read

WATCH | What it’ll take to stem the Moz insurgency tide

Maputo has vowed to protect the gas project in Cabo Delgado. But if it fails, private guns could be brought in

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
2 min read

Fat-shamer in the fire: ‘Oompa Loompas’ want to kill me, wails gym bunny

He’s stunned by reaction to tirade against ‘overweight hippos’, but clams up about his firm’s disciplinary process

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
3 min read

Got any vuil mugs floating around? You could find fungal fame

Mycologists are studying moulds and fungi flourishing in unaired offices, labs and warehouses, and they want yours

By Tony Carnie
2 min read

Covid-19 lockdown a disaster for children’s growth as poverty deepens

With nutrition being vital in the first 1,000 days of life, SA looks doomed to a generation of under-developed children

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Apology from fat-shamer a mere plaster on a deep cut

Sorries always flow freely when one’s pocket is threatened, but Facebook users are biting back

By Sunday Times Daily
2 min read

It’ll take more than education to get the demons out of LeBron’s chalk dust

In a world devoid of facts and filled with beliefs, there are no lessons from history. Ridicule won’t help either

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Danny Titus was ‘the right man for the right time’

The consummate activist, linguist and historian dedicated himself to empowering the Khoisan community

4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world

The day in pictures

By Reuters
0 min read

My glamorous New York life has become a rotten apple

Anyone who can flee is doing so as, hit by riots, poverty and lawlessness, the city spirals out of control

By Jane Mulkerrins
6 min read

Man Covid-positive after 14 days’ isolation: is 2-week quarantine enough?

Could the incubation period for the coronavirus be longer than what we think?

By The Daily Telegraph
1 min read

Rest in power: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Supreme Court justice and a cult hero

A champion of progressive causes, she became a cultural phenomenon and heroine in her 80s

By Telegraph Obituary
12 min read

All bets are off at the Casino Royale: Tom Hardy ‘is the next James Bond’

The actor is a firm favourite ahead of James Norton and Sam Heughan

By The Daily Telegraph
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Silver lining for silver screen, but theatres, concerts still seeing red

Cinemas are open for business, but some theatres remain closed and big concerts are a long way off

Jeff Wicks
Senior reporter
2 min read

Will art fairs and galleries cede power to the social-media artist?

As art goes online, it remains to be seen whether old-school sellers will lose out to digital platforms

By Matthew McClure
7 min read

Pick the right prints and you could lead a charming life

Prints are seen as a poor man’s entry into the art market, but if you come by the real deal you could make a fortune

By Colin Gleadell
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

What a king-size waste: why the fall of E Cape rugby hurts so bad

Monde Tabata put everything on the line, but it has been in vain as Southern Kings flounder into insignificance

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read

Liverpool’s Mane man klaps Klopp’s first impression

The team manager thought the Senegalese would be too much trouble to tame, but he has become the perfect striker

By Oliver Brown
4 min read

Blast from the past: Boks outwit Welwitschias 87-0

Today in SA sports history: September 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE