Friday, September 25 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

‘They will perish’: top cops vow to avenge ‘warrior’ Charl Kinnear

At the gang unit cop’s memorial the presence of heavily armed officers was emblematic of his world

By Philani Nombembe
5 min read

‘Women went to war to build this nation. Stop warring against them’: king

King Goodwill Zwelithini says SA’s pride will only be restored if it unites against abuse of women and children

5 min read

Behind the end-of-year exam plan is a big, ruinous lie

The ‘Covid-driven’ change merely stresses the huge gap between privileged and disadvantaged schools

4 min read

Exams in their mother tongue do write by E Cape pupils

Kids can now sit for maths, life sciences and history in isiXhosa or Sesotho to plug achievement gaps

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Africa races for vaccine, but is it ready for it?

As it focuses on strategy to inoculate 780 million people, it is uncertain if it can cope with the logistics

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

SA set to rock humanity’s Cradle for second time as birthplace of culture

Archaeologists are still discovering new sites that mark critical stages for humanity, and Unesco is very interested

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

Natural born spinners: meet the women tearing up tar – and stereotypes

Having just conquered the 'Hollywood of Spinning', they share their high-octane journey with us

3 min read

SA men also victims of vicious sexual attacks, new study finds

While attention is focused on female rape victims, research shows men are also at great risk

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

PODCAST | When bad science puts lives at risk

What happens when a pandemic strikes and your lifesaving drug is suddenly unavailable?

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | SA tourism faces a long, potentially devastating journey

Global recovery could take five to 10 years, putting many of SA’s 1,5 million jobs in the sector at risk

By Sunday Times DAILY
2 min read

Dainfern’s power arrears is even more shocking than its decor

It isn’t the theft of electricity itself or the number of freeloaders that confuse me. It is the sums involved

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

If the octopus teacher taught grammar it would say ‘octopi’ is incorrect

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

Eye on the world – September 25 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Fall in Covid-19 viral load raises hopes next wave may be less deadly

The decrease in the chance of severe illness, death could be a result of more social distancing and mask-wearing

By Henry Bodkin
2 min read

Well, doggone it if the best Covid testing lab hasn’t got four legs

These canny canines find the disease five days before people get any clinical symptoms, it is claimed

By Anne Kauranen
1 min read

Divisive as ever, the Donald sharpens his pencil against diversity

The president has barred government contractors from training that says the US is inherently ‘racist or sexist’

By Ben Riley-Smith
3 min read

Is it revenge? A game? Either way, orca attacks are no fun for boat crews

Spanish marine agency bans sailing after 29 ramming raids leave vessels crippled and occupants terrified

By James Badcock
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

As we drown in the digital deluge, the arts keep throwing life jackets

Just when we tire of screen monotony, up pop Nandi Bushell and Golda Schultz to make sure you're not alone

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

There’s nothing salacious or cute about ‘Cuties’ – it’s better than that

Know what you’re talking about before you jump on your phone and criticise a tenderly realised film

By Tymon Smith
4 min read

Origin stories to anti-heroes: here’s the weekend’s stream of consciousness

Five shows to keep you entertained for the next few days

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

Many hands make fashion work for Sindiso Khumalo at Milan Fashion Week

The SA designer lets us in on her first solo show at the spring/summer 2021 showcase

By Thango Ntwasa
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

With Pitso’s charm on the offensive, the Hunt becomes the hunted

One hopes the new Chiefs coach is ready for Mosimane’s mastery of creating self-doubt in his rivals

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read

It’ll be tough, but Bok class of 2020 has blueprint to touch down in Oz

Getting the boot in against Argentina early in the Rugby Championship should bode well for the national team

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

Kolbe proves he’s all heart, humbly handing hope to the kids he once was

Bok player on life in gangland, his desire to help its children and the work he put in to get to the top

By Daniel Gallan
7 min read

Blast from the past: Third time lucky for Kruger

Today in SA sports history: September 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE