Wednesday, September 30 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

It took 22 years, but Mdluli has gone from crime intel boss to jailbird

Mdluli is not backing down though, as he says he will petition the Supreme Court of Appeal

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
4 min read

I’m not pimply, I was just helping out my ANC pals in a squeeze, says Sodi

Blackhead director says he grew up with the ANC and helped its members out. Nothing more, nothing less

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

Just like brawling footballers, errant ministers must get the boot

The action against Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is a major improvement. But it is not enough

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

Trump’s Carter-shaped omen might keep SA’s foot in the US door

A Biden election victory will bolster our robust capitalist connections to the world’s powerhouse

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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She teaches kids tech. Now it’s her turn to shine

Not a stranger to awards, Limpopo teacher Mokhudu Machaba is now in line for a prize worth $1m

4 min read

What a 4,000-year-old virus can teach us now

To this day the bone-disfiguring disease has not been eradicated. Scientists are working out why

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

How SA’s medicine swot team delivers fast decisions on Covid treatments

The team has published findings from its first six months and approved just one of 14 drugs: dexamethasone

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read
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‘Layers of complicity’ can no longer save alleged paedo Willem Breytenbach

Some 40 men have shared their experiences of alleged abuse by Breytenbach since the exposé podcast

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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Sight of naked, battered granddaughter’s body will forever haunt KZN gran

The four-year-old’s body was found wrapped in items that belonged to a relative

By Lwandile Bhengu
2 min read

Lockdown batters job market as SA sheds 2.2m in quarter 2 of 2020

And while unemployment fell to 23.3%, this is a function of the shutdown, not an improved labour market

By Lynley Donnelly
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Covid is not just airborne but idiot-borne. Don’t be an idiot

If we don’t behave with the good of our wider communities at heart, we’ll soon be back where we started

By Sunday Times DAILY
3 min read
Ideas FREE

After a brief complaint by the Bard’s Doll, a naughty euphemism teemed off

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
2 min read

Let’s give digital nomads a place to hang their dongles

With remote working now ubiquitous, SA needs to reap the benefits by attracting location-independent workers

4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – September 30 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

The ‘jobs president’ has his work cut out for him

With his jobs boom gone bust, Trump will need an election miracle

By Tom Rees
3 min read

As if poaching and drought aren’t enough, now Zim ellies face toxins threat

In just more than a month, 34 elephants have died, with wildlife authorities blaming toxic micro-organisms

By MacDonald Dzirutwe
1 min read

Model agency boss and supermodel’s ex faces long list of rape accusations

Gérald Marie denies sex assault claims by three former models and a journalist as an inquiry gets under way

By David Chazan
3 min read

It’s time to round up the flat-chested ‘heart-attack gender gap’ facts

Cardiologist Angela Maas’s book explains the disparity between the sexes when it comes to heart health

By Isla Whitcroft
6 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Glass of sunshine: why we’re loving chenin blanc – wine of the season

Discover one of SA’s best-kept wine secrets, and the valley that’s putting it on the map

By Wade Bales
2 min read

Top Cape chef tapas into a new reality and unlocks fresh ideas

It’s a whole new game for the restaurant industry, says Liam Tomlin, who, during lockdown, wrote a new cookbook

By Hilary Biiller
4 min read

It’s time for a road-trip, so head for the Overberg. You’ll be bowled over

From Kleinmond to Hermanus, you’ll find whales, wine, wedges, fynbos, golf, wild horses, you name it

By Richard Holmes
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Past-it Murray is a fighter, but there’s one good reason he might bow out

Even his fall at Roland Garros won’t dent his spirit, but there’s surely a moment when pros know it is all over

By Jim White
3 min read

Klopp of the heap: Liverpool hand out yet another reality check to rivals

As Jurgen's champs get the better of another London threat, they underline how far ahead they still are

By Chris Bascombe
3 min read

Blast from the past: Hestrie’s best not enough for gold

Today in SA sports history: September 30

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE