Thursday, October 15 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

There won’t be war here, but revival, shattered Senekal locals told

Following violence over a farm manager’s murder, residents unite as Christians, regardless of race

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read

Court denies flight-risk Agrizzi bail to avoid adding to NPA’s ‘headache’

Court hears he failed to declare millions in offshore assets, with which he could lead ‘a comfortable lifestyle’

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read

‘Insensitive’, says Mpianzi family as lodge where Enock drowned is renamed

The owner was ‘forced to look into moving away from doing business with kids’, yet still offers school camps

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Jailing the corrupt big fish would give SA joy, but it has its dangers

Should we consider amnesty for the corrupt, be they small fry or senior politicians? It’s a complex issue

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Zap ’em! Eskom dirty dealers can’t flee law as MPs hear shocking evidence

Three of the employees have resigned and one has been dismissed, but Scopa says no matter, pursue them!

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
4 min read

Turning prophets into profits ‘at the root of KwaSizabantu feud’

Mission in sex-abuse scandal claims plot to remove its leadership and those heading its business ventures

5 min read

I bribed my way into SA, says accused Table Mountain killer

Several witnesses have implicated Blessing Bveni, but he denies guilt, suggesting they are lying

Anthony Molyneaux
Multimedia journalist
3 min read
News FREE

EQ + IQ = A+ at new KZN Midlands school

Hilton’s Etham College will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation to develop future problem-solvers

Orrin Singh
Reporter
2 min read

SCIENCE

INSIGHTS AND INNOVATIONS

Bird fossils ‘key’ to map of Cradle landscape

A study has revealed the presence of a number of species, from rock-dwelling and forest birds to ducks and waders

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

PODCAST | The maths behind a phantom traffic jam

In this episode of the Khwezi Science Report, Tanya Farber looks at the physics behind traffic jams

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Senekal. Friday. Are the cops up to being fair and in control?

SA is on tenterhooks as it awaits what will happen at the court appearance of Brendin Horner’s alleged murderers

3 min read

Howzat come to this? By CSA reading the ANC leadership manual, that’s how

If South African cricket is banned from the world game, CSA is not the only  organisation to blame

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

It might be good s**t, but for fudge sake, how about better titles?

Sweary self-help books are a dime a dozen now, gimmick- and psychobabble-free SA titles notwithstanding

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 15 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Similar venues are not created equal when it comes to super-spreader events

With 80% of infections caused by 10% of cases, time and space are key in the struggle to avoid such events: experts

By Paul Nuki and Sarah Newey
4 min read

Kiss of death? Trump offers smooches, jigs to gay anthem, fibs about polls

The US president is back from his Covid-19 hiatus and feeling ‘powerful’ as he sprouts forth his usual rhetoric

By Ben Riley Smith
4 min read

Sussexes’ tone deafness is bad enough. Now Meghan’s upped the cringe factor

OPINION | Her latest virtue signalling painfully reveals how she and Harry epitomise the true Covid Divide

By Celia Walden
4 min read

‘Affair’ actor denies fling. But then, he does think monogamy’s ‘boring’

Dominic West insists nothing’s amiss 24 hours after he was pictured flirting with Lily James, 31

By Anita Singh
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Five fashion phenomena that wouldn’t have happened without Instagram

From the Kardashians to street-style peacocking, the platform has changed the way we consume fashion

By Caroline Leaper
6 min read

Designer’s prescription: life’s too short for boring scrubs

Sabafuraha Collective has released a unique label of African products

By Staff reporter
1 min read

Colour me happy: expert tips to choose the best palette for your home

Duram’s Nicky Hoeks on trends to spot and how to revise your space without burning your budget

By staff reporter
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Swallows diehards rejoice – the Beautiful Birds are back

It’s been five painful years, but the Dube Birds are primed for glory again. And it seems they are in very good hands

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Forward thinking: Man U’s Marcus Rashford makes a pitch to end child hunger

The MBE recipient says football is second nature, but he’s found a new mission as a campaigner

By Jason Burt
5 min read

Blast from the past: Sun shines again for Baby Jake

Today in SA sports history: October 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE