Friday, October 9 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Masuku was slap bang in the middle of dodgy PPE tender, SIU report claims

This despite the Gauteng health MEC denying in an affidavit that he had any knowledge of it

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
3 min read

‘Incongenial’ Batohi refuses to work with me, moans protector

Busisiwe Mkhwebane has accused the NPA of refusing to provide her with information regarding KZN politicians

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
2 min read

Covid-19 ventilator project on hold, but SA mustn’t get complacent

The DTIC has halted the project as cases drop, but experts have warned about complacency and a second wave

Orrin Singh
Reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

‘Literally setting us up for failure’: students’ fury at Unisa exam dates

Varsity faces flood of complaints about late changes to exam schedule, but it denies the claims

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Dust from drought-ravaged Free State threatens SA food security

The plumes are a warning since the country relies on maize fields in that province for staple foods

3 min read

Durban law firm to challenge ruling over Ponzi scheme payback

The former client had invested in the scheme run by a lawyer who has since committed suicide

By Tania Broughton
2 min read

Covid red flag for Africa: cases edge up

And Unicef warns that, if the continent’s children continue to be kept from school, we will have a lost generation

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Leadership crucial as crime pushes SA to a tipping point

The causes of crime, among them joblessness and poverty, must be tackled or violent protests will engulf us

2 min read

Supernatural De Lille leaps to her own defencing

If you thought her border fence was rubbish, you haven’t heard her talk about her mind-boggling incompetence

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

What the f**k was that, Mr Fiennes? Well, probably not gökotta

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 9 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

The swing of things: did Pence do enough to fix Trump’s damage?

Vice-president and Kamala Harris were both strong in their debate, but Trump’s ticket needed the bigger boost

By James Oliphant
3 min read

Mars goes postal on ‘good’ palm oil, but greens aren’t having a bar of it

The firm has achieved ‘deforestation-free’, but critics say a wider push is needed to get everyone in line

By Michael Taylor
3 min read

Harry who? William relishes his new role as the ‘People’s Prince’

The once-petulant Wills has become the family’s resident grown-up - all at peace with himself

By Camilla Tominey
5 min read

Sorry, Dan Brown fans, there is no missing Leonardo after all

It turns out there is no painting by Da Vinci underneath that of Giorgio Vasari in Florence’s town hall

By Nick Squires
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

This is Paris, and she’s not the vapid girl you thought she was

The heiress suffered unimaginable trauma as a child and is now using her fluffy pink platform to highlight abuse

By Paula Andropoulos
3 min read

Eddie van Halen: rock’s wild and wacky inventor

One of rock’s greatest guitarists, who died this week, was also one of its greatest tinkerers

By Ed Power
6 min read

World War 2 drama, comedy, espionage and a touch of US election reality

These are the five things to stream this weekend

By Tymon Smith
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Pity the poor Cheetahs, sacrificed for the sake of PRO rugby priorities

They have a lot more going for them than the nine remaining unions, but their inclusion is simply not feasible

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

New Zealand rugby players will be sledding home for Christmas after all

Sanzaar confirms earlier start for Rugby Championship which caused tension between All Blacks and hosts Australia

By Nick Said
1 min read

Blast from the past: SA on fours and sixes against Australia

Today in SA sports history: October 9

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE