Wednesday, October 7 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

‘I didn’t go on holiday to Zim, I went to sort out border security’

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she is happy to present a full report on the trip that cost taxpayers R232,000

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
4 min read

EDITORIAL | Guptas have the gall to fight Eskom, but it’s not surprising

After all, they know full well they looted every SOE they could lay their hands on, from Transnet to Denel

4 min read

I fixed Medupi, then they drop-kicked me: Eskom exec

Dan Marokane tells Zondo how the board tried to elbow him out, even telling his lawyers to ‘go jump’

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

Full report or I quit, vows Cricket SA board member Schoeman

Proceedings on Tuesday were tense over failure to avail unrestricted access to the forensic investigation report

By Tiisetso Malepa
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Cash, flash cars, clashes: divorce gets ugly

Court inderdicts husband who feared his ex would flog his stuff while he was in jail for ‘putting her in ICU’

3 min read
News FREE

Well, well, well, some of tender tycoon Sodi’s assets can’t be found

NPA asks those with the items, including several luxury cars, to come forward or ‘find themselves in trouble’

By Kgothatso Madisa and Isaac Mahlangu
2 min read

Judge freezes access to snow-covered Cape peak after farmers’ cold war

High court puts blanket on dispute over Matroosberg trail, but nature reserve co-owner says it will stay open

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

Welcome to Parys, town of no lights and little love for the municipality

Declining service delivery levels turn the pandemic into a nightmare for businesses in the Free State tourist town

3 min read

Covid-19 has put palliative care and those in it under huge strain

Only 12% of the global need is now being met, with the pandemic worsening the situation, says expert

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Kenya must learn from SA’s mistakes and spurn the coal

Here we have done all the wrong things when it comes to energy security. The East Africans can still choose paradise

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

For rural nurses on SA’s Covid-19 front line, there’s no time to mourn

Health workers face a physical, mental and emotional slog, but patients are grateful

By Kim Harrisberg
4 min read

Like a certain ridiculous little tuber, we hope the taste for orange wanes

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 7 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Hocus Potus: is Trump drugged up for no reason? Experts are stumped

Some say use of a powerful steroid means he’s very ill, while others insist he’s overmedicated

By Dominic Penna
2 min read

Covid resurgence in New York deals blow to localised immunity

The city’s positive test rate had for months been holding at about 1%, now it’s soaring in ‘hot spots’

By Josie Ensor
2 min read

Titans of greed: Big Tech has sold its soul, says oracle of Silicon Valley

Google, Facebook and Amazon have lost their revolutionary mindset to corporate profit, says Tim O’Reilly

By Harry de Quetteville
7 min read

Calling Meghan now just isn’t suitable for her ‘intimidated’ co-star

Patrick J Adams, who played Meghan Markle’s husband in ‘Suits’, says he is a ‘little scared’ to contact the duchess

By Hannah Furness
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

These are SA’s top outdoor eating spots for the Covid-tinged summer season

The winelands were made for eating outdoors — but there are other great options countrywide too

By Richard Holmes and Candice botha and Sarah Buitendach
7 min read

Pinot noirs — palate-pleasers for all seasons

The difference between a good pinot noir and a great bottle plays itself out in numerous ways

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

For intuition to flourish, judgement needs to be banished

Kagiso Msimango’s new book, published by Melinda Ferguson Books, is balm for the soul. Here’s an extract

By Kagiso Msimango
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Yesterday was sweet, today saw dieback, let’s hope tomorrow blooms

SA boxing was punchy, went quiet, then began an uppercut. Why, then, is the amateur division on the ropes?

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Gunnersaurus is a goner, thanks to Covid-19, and it’s depressing

The man who was the Arsenal mascot for 26 years has been let go, yet players still earn obscene amounts

By Jim White
3 min read

Blast from the past: Luck of a draw for Bafana against France

Today in SA sports history: October 7

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE