Wednesday, September 23 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Cyril’s diktat on who can visit SA makes no sense as tourist cash is vital

Disallowing travellers from certain countries will shut us out of markets and limit job creation and economic revival

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

Municipalities must clean up their acts. If not, post-Covid SA will explode

Local governments must gather the will to fight corruption, inefficiency as cash dwindles, but they’ll need help

5 min read

Nateniël Julies’s mom weeps as cops apply for bail

She says police should protect kids, not kill them, as court hears one of them had two prior convictions

4 min read
News FREE

Cele sets a target on GBV in SA’s hotspots

Troubled areas to get dedicated desks at police stations

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Hate speech clause is clear, SAHRC tells ConCourt

Legal debate about the clause, set aside as unconstitutional last year, sprang from a column by Jon Qwelane

By Franny Rabkin
6 min read

Ace to Zwane: Zondo gets A to Z on unFree State

Picture emerging of a duo who, as individuals or partners, used blackmail and threats to wield power

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

Architects on mission to stop demolition of ‘iconic’ Durban home

The derelict house, once owned by a pioneering architect, has historical significance, they argue

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

Principal gets protection order against parent who ‘threatened her’

School and parent head for court after a fight about alleged non-payment of fees, but it seems the issues run deeper

3 min read

Maths lecturer’s visa problems multiplied by Zim, Covid dramas

UCT staffer’s passport woes are compounded by paper and cash shortages, and home affairs’ hardline position

By Philani Nombembe
3 min read

Roots of success: why the world goes mad for Mzansi heritage

Our beads have been snapped up by Beyoncé, while everyone has caught on to Maskandi, ‘Jerusalema’ and SA food

By Orrin Singh and Lwandile Bhengu
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

EDITORIAL | All our mother tongues should be treated equally

SA is home to an extraordinarily rich variety of indigenous languages – and they need to be protected

By Sunday Times Daily
1 min read

Most people turn to us, so let us help fight pandemics: traditional healers

About 70% of South Africans were sidelined during hard lockdown because healers couldn’t operate

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
7 min read
Ideas FREE

The legacy of Alfred Xuma implores us to embrace the spirit of Jozi

Exclusive to Sunday Times Daily, this is the little-known story of a doctor whose name is synonymous with its heritage

By Bongani Ngqulunga
6 min read
Ideas FREE

Jailhamsters ducked out of their stripes through some cagey fakery

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 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

Taliban killed her first 3 husbands. She prays peace will save the fourth

The mother of five fears he will share the fate of his three brothers, killed in the country’s endless wars

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Ahmad Sultan
2 min read

It could either go bad or ‘Hamdoki’ for Sudan as future hangs in balance

The government seeks aid to avoid a catastrophe with possible implications for the region

By Campbell MacDiarmid
5 min read

‘This is genocide’: China’s Uighurs ‘being wiped out with forced abortions’

Beijing admits drop on birth rate but denies women are forced into birth-control plans in mass-detention camps

By Colin Freeman
2 min read

Meghan didn’t help me, says writer. We’ll see about that, replies newspaper

Adding to her woes is that the court has overturned her bid to limit the time in which her messages can be retrieved

By Izzy Lyons and Hannah Furness
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

A class to get the master gin-maker in you blossoming

While you won’t leave an expert, the Indaba Gin School promises to inspire the distiller in you

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

Head online for the CWG auction and help winemakers fill those barrels

Funds raised from the separate Vinotheque Auction will be placed in trust to help producers stay afloat

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

A mini guide: go west coast, life is peaceful there

Enjoy laidback living on the Cape west coast

By Richard Holmes
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Man U’s problem isn’t buying players. They’re rubbish at selling

The club is rapped for a lack of big-money signings, but it must clear out dead wood in bloated squad

By Jason Burt
5 min read

Prosecutors take a tour of riders’ rooms, sparking rumours of doping probe

The Tour de France’s Arkea-Samsic riders are believed to have been the targets of the raid

By Tom Cary
3 min read

Blast from the past: Third time lucky for the Boksburg Bomber

Today in SA sports history: September 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE