Monday, October 12 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Oh, how Zuma’s cartel of fools must be shaking in their ill-gotten boots

Ramaphosa’s judicious appointments are beginning to act, and they’re coming for the looting Zuma-ites

4 min read

Telkom creates domino effect, causing chaos for work-from-homers

It was bye-bye internet in a Jozi suburb when a payment glitch saw a landlord flick the switch on a cellphone mast

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

State vows ‘urgent’ action on farm attacks, land expropriation

Task team formed to deal with tensions 'between farm workers, dwellers and farmers'

By Nomahlubi Jordaan
2 min read

FEES MUST FALL

IT'S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE THE STUDENT PROTESTS BEGAN. WHAT IS THEIR LEGACY?

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Five years on: what fell and what rose

Those who were at the forefront reflect on the movement that shifted the national conversation on inequality

6 min read
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‘My parents didn’t want me to join, but they were struggling to pay fees’

Some students have lost years of their lives since taking part in Fees Must Fall protests, but they’d do it again

5 min read
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How #FeesMustFall led a student leader to her dream job

The protest cost Minnie Ntuli her degree, but it opened doors she never imagined possible

3 min read
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‘It was emotionally, psychologically and physically draining’

Chumani Maxwele was suspended three times and expelled twice from UCT for his involvement in the protests

2 min read
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PODCAST | The ‘hijacking’ of #FeesMustFall: Fasiha Hassan’s story

The Student Representative Council leader discusses the protest and how it evolved into a national movement

By Paige Muller
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Matric balls: Some schools push ahead despite ...

Pupils should be learning and preparing for exams instead, says education department

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

Many questions as SA’s DRC deployment ends

Pulling the units out will probably result in a rapid decline in the security situation, a defence expert warns

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | New Covid stats aren’t cause for panic, but we must take note

With 2,000 cases daily for the first time since September 21, it’s a reminder that coronavirus hasn’t gone away

2 min read

This is why Americans abroad need to get offa that thing and vote

Kamala Harris fits the bill for the US to recover its former glory. It would be selfish towards the country not to vote

By Bishop R H Kelley III
5 min read

Saint or so-last-century? Imagine Lennon at 80 ... it’s really hard to do

His murder made him a modern-day saint. Had he survived, what might he have been today?

By Thom Gibbs
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 12 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Make America gray again: retirees rev up their buggies for Biden

In the battleground state of Florida, a previously unthinkable shift to the left is dividing locals

By Josie Ensor
4 min read

Amazon city was one of the world’s worst hot spots. It’s a hell hole again

Rife opportunism and state complacency blamed, along with misuse of emergency powers in Manaus

By Sarah Newy
5 min read

Unholy mess: cardinal sins expose pilfering, infighting at the Vatican

Is a cardinal’s forced resignation blowback for papal reforms, or a ‘dirty tricks’ tit-for-tat with a paedo priest?

By Nick Squires
5 min read

Moment of tooth: evolution turfs our wisdom teeth, adds an artery

It’s all about our choppers becoming redundant, thanks to processed food and our ever-shortening faces

By Jessica Carpani
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Dolly Parton posing for Playboy at 75 is exactly what women need right now

The singer doesn’t need the mag, but the world needs her in it. This is why she should dare to bare all

By Lela London
3 min read

When less is more and the Ghost is the machine

Here’s to rolling like the rich and famous in super luxury, to which nothing in the automotive industry comes close

By Mark Smyth
4 min read

The Maslow is open again. Here’s what you can expect

The little oasis in Joburg’s concrete jungle is ready to welcome back guests

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Bledisloe a warning to Boks - they aren’t up to the Rugby Championship

Missing the competition would be bad financially, but in terms of conditioning the Boks are way behind

By Gavin Rich
4 min read

Ticked off: Nike ‘super-shoes’ are ‘distorting runners’ abilities’

Tech gives runners a hugely unfair advantage, and it’s killing the integrity of the sport, an expert warns

By Robert Dineen
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE