Thursday, October 8 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

CR17 campaign donations are none of the EFF’s business: Cyril

The bank records are private under the law, says CR team

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read

This is not the town I know, says pastor after violent protest in Senekal

Martin Seliane says Tuesday’s incident has shocked a community that, until then, coexisted peacefully

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
4 min read

Who’s trying to discredit whom in the ‘race for Ace’?

ANC top dog and Independent Media say his arrest is imminent. Everyone else says bull, so who do we believe?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

No police clearance? Then no study for prospective teachers

Some academics are all for it, saying the profession requires the ‘utmost integrity’. Others say it’s discriminatory

Prega Govender
Journalist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Ban turned SA into cig smuggling mecca

Illegal products look set to stay, as syndicates get a foothold in a now price-sensitive market: report

3 min read

‘Monstrous lies’, ‘gruesome’ allegations at halted KwaSizabantu commission

The investigation has been suspended after the commissioner refused to recuse himself

By Lwandile Bhengu
4 min read

Independent power is the way to go, says Eskom chief

In stark contrast to the previous regime, he believes it’s a great opportunity to attract extra investment

Carol Paton
Editor at Large
2 min read

Truter’s conviction gives Hawks, NPA a boost in VBS case

The ex-CFO gets a seven-year term after admitting to every single act of corruption he was accused of

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read

The AFU has been abysmal, but next year we’ll kick assets: Batohi

MPs lambaste the unit, which raked in just R200,000 of its R600m annual target from dodgy officials

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Unions have more to worry about than wage increases

We’re in a far worse position than when the government wanted out of its commitment

2 min read
Ideas FREE

‘Just suck it up’: how a teacher’s passion conquers a pandemic

They don’t do it for the money. For them it is not a job - ‘it is who I am and what I am’

4 min read
Ideas FREE

A second wave is coming. Of Trump, that is. Here’s some reading to prepare

These are my picks to try to understand the deranged man that has been allowed to become US president

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 8 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Covid-19 after-effects could be more destructive than excess deaths

Apart from the burden on health systems, long Covid is taking working-age people out of the economy

By Eleanor Steafel
10 min read

Greedy tech giants have finally met their match - in a 1930s law

Depression-era act would crush destructive anti-competitive behaviour by the likes of Google and Facebook

By James Cook and Margi Murphy
4 min read

Funeral cards helped old man through lockdown, before his own was made

Marzio Toniolo describes what it was like to lose his grandfather to dementia during Italian lockdown

By Philip Pullella
2 min read

Orca attacks on yachts may be acts of revenge, says scientists

Three juvenile killer whales from one pod are responsible for the ramming attacks off the Spanish coast

By James Badcock
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Would you trust AI to be your personal stylist?

Fashion tech start-ups are mixing human stylists with AI to come up with suggestions for their customers

By James Cook
4 min read

Face it, wouldn’t you want a limited-edition designer mask?

Three local designers have teamed up with Skip to give you the opportunity to mask with style

By Staff reporter
1 min read

Space of waste: Jaguar turns junk into eco-chic interiors

Using recycled materials - including from farms and the ocean - the company is slashing carbon emissions

By Motoring staff
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Petty soccer bigwigs scored an own goal against Mosimane

One hopes Safa and PSL will thank the celebrated coach one day for opening their eyes

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Gareth Thomas on HIV, and why a groin-grab made him miss rugby

One of sport’s most disarmingly frank personalities discusses what compelled him to disclose his status to the world

By Oliver Brown
7 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE