Wednesday, October 14 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

We are going to fix this, Cele vows to Senekal’s beleaguered farmers

Police minister listens to their concerns, promises to return in three weeks to put a plan into action

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
5 min read
Ideas FREE

This is Cyril Ramaphosa’s legacy moment. He dare not fail

On Thursday, the president will unveil his economic recovery plan, an important milestone in his tenure

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

ANC clings to its liberation ticket, but its expiry date is coming fast

Long-serving dominant parties are eventually undone. Perhaps this is why ours is plundering tax money now

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read

Eskom’s excuses for ousting Tsotsi were so flimsy, Zondo can only laugh

The deputy chief justice expressed concern that Nazeem Howa and Salim Essa knew about his removal

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

‘We’re watching you’: Zim’s Mnangagwa guns for ‘hostile’ NGOs

It’s the foreign-funded organisations that are believed to be spreading false anti-Zanu-PF narratives

By Lenin Ndebele
2 min read

‘It’s a whitewash’: outraged MPs knock Cricket SA’s excuses for a six

In a rare display of cross-party unity, parliamentary committee tells board to step aside, demands independent probe

By Tiisetso Malepa
4 min read

Shocked families battle to make sense of ‘hit’ on two businesswomen

The close friends were gunned down outside a warehouse where they were looking at premises for their business

3 min read

Where the ellie am I? Magnificent KZN tusker gets a new home

Tembe’s elephants are being rehomed to contain their numbers, boosting tourism and conservation elsewhere

Tony Carnie
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

It’s everywhere, but we must never forget how disgusting corruption is

It might be time for a new word to describe malfeasance in SA, because ‘corruption’ has lost its oomph

3 min read
Ideas FREE

If sweet dreams are made of cheese, Selena Gomez is farting carrots

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Curd your enthusiasm: veganism may be ruining your health

After a dietician opened my eyes, I realised in the rush to save the planet we may be risking our wellbeing

By Flic Everett
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 14 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

To avoid a three-ring circus, these mafia-like leaders must show strength

Friends one day, enemies the next. Can Putin, Erdogan and Prince Mohammed keep their conflicts in the fridge?

By Gideon Rachman
4 min read

The Arctic is ‘dying’ - its future is ice-free. And that’s official

Scientists on biggest polar mission warn the ice is badly eroded, melted, thin and brittle

By Olivia Rudgard
1 min read

Farmer’s offer of la dolce vita prompts tsunami of Covid-weary applicants

A farmer in Lipari, off the Sicilian coast, was inundated after he put out a call for volunteers to work on his land

By Nick Squires
2 min read

How to sell your Soul: Pixar rediscovers its mojo in a midlife crisis

‘Inside Out’ gave its director the Oscar hit he’d always dreamt of – and an existential crisis

By Robbie Collin
9 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

No, these aren’t island paradises. They’re on the KZN coast

If you’re looking for coastal luxury, then these venues should be on your radar

By Candice Botha
3 min read

Rural wisdom or foolishness? Mask-free US state takes the Swedish route

Most South Dakotans are ready to forget about Covid-19, even as records are being set for the number of infections

By Tom Lawrence
8 min read

Testicle beer, poo wine, spit spirits. We’re sure you can’t wait

The aim is to examine people’s relationship with booze by seeing the lengths some will go to for a drink

By Unathi Nkanjeni
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

NDA or not, Cricket SA still has to field those hard questions

When it comes to discussing matters of public interest, there should be nowhere to hide

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Who’s the greatest? Who cares. It’s been a titanic tennis era

Nadal, Djokovic and Federer are unique talents in their own right and on their preferred surfaces

By Simon Briggs
3 min read

Blast from the past: we had the wing, they didn’t have a prayer

Today in SA sports history: October 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE