Monday, October 5 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

The high-profile arrests won SA’s heart. Don’t break it all over again

Our people have waited 12 years for this, and they are delighted. Therein lies a crucial lesson for our leaders

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Damn, it’s a scam, and the man said ‘yes ma’am’

A fraudster who fleeced a woman of R12,500 admitted he was scamming people, knowing he couldn’t be traced

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Homeschooling has more than made the grade in SA

‘Radical surge’ in applications as parents and pupils find they prefer what was at first a lockdown necessity

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

‘Every day’s a bit better’: Lockdown grievers and givers after six months

Loved ones and caregivers come to terms with their new realities after the pandemic hit SA

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Keep grants in place as food crisis deepens, government urged

The cost of a basic food basket in September outstripped the national minimum wage by nearly R300: NGO

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Geology graduate goes from rock bottom to changing lives with maths

While struggling to find work, she has devoted herself to helping pupils fall in love with numbers and equations

3 min read
News FREE

IN PICTURES | Dancers back en pointe after lockdown leaves them flat-footed

Some, however, have lost their jobs, and the needy Cape children with whom they worked have suffered

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
5 min read

Time to push panic button on TB as Covid retreats, say worried experts

Doctors are alarmed at the drop in testing, while WHO estimates 36,750 people will die of TB in SA this year

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | The promise of kept promises gives SA some hope

The NPA made good on its vow to make high-profile arrests. Hopefully it signals the change we desperately need

2 min read

Shack tactics: Covid-hit townships need a leg-up, not more red tape

The missing link is an enabling state to harness the energy and resourcefulness of locals with money-spinning ideas

By Ivan Turok
4 min read

Gadzooks! Millennials bereft of bonking and bamboozling is a jolly shame

They’re missing out on the fruity, retro expressions that many of us midlifers regard as sacrosanct

By Rowan Pelling
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – October 5 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Veep is for victory: Pence braces for battle as he steps into Trump’s shoes

With the president sidelined, pressure is on the vice-president to turn Biden's lead around

By Ben Riley Smith
2 min read

Top docs, VIP dining and chandeliers: only the best Covid care for Trump

The Walter Reed National Medical Centre, which saved Ronald Reagan’s life, has served every US president

By Jessica Carpani
3 min read

Zuck-rakers put the boot into Facebook’s flop of a ‘supreme court’

The company’s Oversight Board isn’t even running and already it’s being undermined by a copycat

By Laurence Dodds
3 min read

British Museum in row over Aboriginal shield ‘taken’ by Captain Cook

No mention is made of the violent incident during which the artefact was taken, activists say

By Craig Simpson
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

It’s the season of bright blooms, birdsong … and pesky pollen

If there’s one thing that’ll ruin those warm, sunny days it’s allergies. And now there’s Covid-19, too

By Sanet Oberholzer and staff reporters
5 min read

Fabric of our time: the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards are back

The search is on for designers who embrace sustainable, circular and regenerative approaches

By Andrea Nagel
3 min read

Who’s the bus: Volkswagen Transporter gets a midlife makeover

Sporting a facelift and new technology, the T6.1 range will go on local sale from January 2021

By Denis Droppa
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Ho ho no you don’t! All Black ‘barged in’ on coach over Christmas isolation

Disputed fixtures mean Kiwis will still be in 14-day quarantine when they get back home in December

By Greg Stutchbury
1 min read

Breast pumps, clutch goals and humility: why Alex Morgan is special

The American is juggling a baby and a new career in WSL, but she’s not one to shy from challenges

By Molly McElwee
5 min read

Blast from the past: Smith makes hay, but it’s Galindez’s day

Today in SA sports history: October 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE