Tuesday, September 29 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Now it’s personal and you need to step down, Zuma tells Zondo

Lawyers accuse state capture inquiry chair of painting ex-president as a ‘liar’ and ‘guilty at all costs’

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
5 min read

‘Thank God for justice’: delight as cops denied bail in Nateniël murder

If the state’s case is nonexistent, why is Nateniël dead? asks the judge

4 min read

My ex-MEC dad raped me and my twin, eight-year-old girl alleges to teacher

The ANC has suspended the party member, who has been implicated in rape allegations before

2 min read

‘The only way I could identify her was by the tattoo on her stomach’

Janet Scott’s family relives years of distress after former jockey Graham Gregorowski gets life for her murder

By Tania Broughton
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Octopus film’s tentacles have touched hearts around the world, say makers

‘The best thing of 2020’ has seen the Sea Change Trust receiving a heartfelt email every three seconds

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

Back on track: too-tall locomotives to leave SA for new home

Hobbled by height, court and lockdown obstacles, the Spanish locos are finally on their way to Tanzania

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

Locals tormented, cops stumped by ‘execution’ of 5 in KZN

The cold, clinical murders – and similar slaying of four other people the same day – have left locals terrified

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read

Digital memorial honours fallen healthcare heroes

Joburg doctor sets up moving tribute to remember the selfless efforts of Covid-19 ‘front-line fighters’

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Our blood-stained heritage is a badge of shame

The to-do over braais, melktert and ‘Jerusalema’ seems irreverent in the face of ongoing brutal violence

By Sunday Times DAILY
4 min read

If they weren’t on a screen, would we hear them scream?

Netflix’s doc about social media’s perils is causing waves, an unlikely scenario were it a book

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

No shots in the dark: strict checks put vaccine trial back on track

After a dramatic pause in the ChAdOx1 test, I arrived for my second dose as a volunteer at the UCT clinical site

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – September 29 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

1 min read

What’s INNA nasal spray? A possible eradicator of Covid-19

An immunity-boosting nose spray that gave ‘96% Covid-19 cover’ in ferrets is nothing to sniff at, say scientists

By Sarah Knapton
1 min read

Give ole sleepy Joe a drug test, says Trump ahead of TV debate

But the pressure is on the incumbent Donald as poll-leader Biden could do some real damage

By David Millward and Ben Riley-Smith
1 min read

Amazon is now cowboy country as sellers cheat their way to the top

From hijacking to sabotage, the online retail boom has led to sellers using every trick in the book to get results

By James Titcomb
6 min read

Who will save Hollywood from its superheroes?

It will take more than a Marvel to save the cinema now

By Julie Burchill
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

‘This Mournable Body’: a scorching tale of mental and societal collapse

Tsitsi Dangarembga concludes her trilogy with this hypnotic novel, now in the running for the Booker Prize

By Claire Allfree
4 min read

Teens, take a leaf out of this book and realise those dreams

The author asked 150 youths for their questions about money, then answered them in this entertaining offering

By Sam Beckbessinger
2 min read

Here’s the next best thing to a trip on the International Space Station

A new book of photographs offers a rare glimpse into life aboard the vessel

By Lucy Davies
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Nenzani put CSA in this mess. He can’t just duck out without explaining

At some point he has to put his head above the public precipice and put out the fire he helped start

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read

Women golfers can swing into action in ‘cutaway’ trousers in Saudi Arabia

The LET says the move is a sign of respect for local customs in a country accused of ‘sports washing’

By Kate Rowan
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE