Tuesday, October 6 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Robber disguised as cleaner breaches SA defence HQ

Gunman, who held up Absa staff, slips past numerous checkpoints guarding our military command structures

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read

My rights are violated, says Kinnear accused. Nonsense, says prosecution

The battle lines have been drawn ahead of the bail hearing in the Charl Kinnear murder case

3 min read

‘Of course, I will win’: former top cop Ngobeni on beating graft charges

She is granted R20,000 bail after she appeared for her alleged role in corruption relating to World Cup tenders

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read

ANC backs Hawks, SIU, even as they nab party backers

Party wants to tackle the matter of the ‘politically exposed’ doing business with the state

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Virus finds new way to strike at humanity’s heart

Recent discoveries show the pandemic creates a 'perfect storm for the heart', raising a red flag for stroke

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

600 taxi killings in Gauteng, but only 2% have been solved. What’s up?

Commission hears the police’s many excuses, as well as a few small reasons to be hopeful

4 min read

After 35 years, KwaSizabantu rape accuser at last has some hope of justice

Commission hears several harrowing accounts of abuse, which the KZN mission denies

By Lwandile Bhengu
4 min read

Churches that meet in schools sacrificed at the altar of pupil safety

It’s a case of the lord giveth and Covid taketh away as schools depended heavily on rent for services and funerals

3 min read

Family reaches bottom of barrel in its efforts to hold on to wine farm

The futures of the owners and workers on one of SA’s oldest wine estates hang in the balance amid court battle

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | To stop school violence, the state must start being proactive

The government and education department must put systems in place to stop the rot before it starts

2 min read
Ideas FREE

The only thing ANC cadres are busy with is Survé-ing their own interests

What with all the back-stabbing, we’ll probably never get to the bottom of how much Cyril knew about the Zim jaunt

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Cavill as Bond? Pam Anderson as Scully? These are the close casting calls

The world would be a very different place if the actors originally chosen for iconic roles hadn’t missed out in the end

By Michael Hogan
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 6 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

George W Bush had an excellent pandemic plan, but the West ignored it

He and Dick Cheney ordered scientists to devise a social distancing strategy, but it was not used for Covid-19

By Paul Nuki
6 min read

He saved lives in Afghanistan and now he’s Trump’s doc. Who is Sean Conley?

The 40-year-old is believed to be the first doctor of osteopathy to serve as the presidential physician

By David Millward
2 min read

Prayers and positivity from faithful as Covid-19 dumps on Trump

Supporters drove ‘six to 10 hours’ to show their support for the US president, while others held rallies in their states

By Rozina Sabur
4 min read

‘They’re killing old women now’: meet the third generation to see war

Nearly every cellar doubles as a bomb shelter. There’s no shortage of Blitz-style spirit in Nagorno-Karabakh

By Colin Freeman
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Apartheid activist Peter Hain’s plod through history disappoints

Linking the fate of rhino to the state’s demise, it’s driven by a fascination with the repugnancy of humans

By David Gorin
4 min read

It could’ve been exotic or clichéd, but with Eatwell, it’s different

What it takes to go beyond flat and uninspired representations of the Other

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

Reaching into the lives of Jim Grant and Lee Child, and how to be a writer

Heather Martin’s biography portrays the author as an everyman hero. It’s a cracking, if suspect, tale

By Michael Deacon
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

The CSA board needs to be sent packing over the Moroe fiasco. Here’s why

These people, who folded their arms during his reign, have more to answer for than the axed CEO

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read

Solskjaer takes blame for ‘worst day’ as red-hot Spurs gun down United

The manager has taken responsibility for his team’s loss, but others blame the club’s owners and executives

By James Ducker
5 min read

Blast from the past: Brits tune in to Willie Smith’s triumph

Today in SA sports history: October 6

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE