Friday, October 16 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Senekal on edge: killing duo in court as theft plunges farms into ‘crisis’

The suspects’ second appearance spotlights an agricultural sector ravaged by criminals to the tune of R7.5bn a year

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read

Cyril’s new deal: jobs, jobs and yet more jobs ... and reliable electricity

Government sets out to be the key driver of employment opportunities to help revive SA economy

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Rescuing SA’s economy will take a helluva lot more than yet another plan

If Cyril wants to rebuild the economy he needs to reinvent the ANC, because it doesn’t know how to grow anything

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Sacked teacher rises from ‘dead’, says it’s unfair

She was fired for degrading a pupil with a squint. Then her sister said Covid killed her. Then she called us back

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Africa launches R1,6bn genomics initiative to help fight Covid-19

The continent has seen an expected rise in cases due to lockdowns easing, but we are better off than we were

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

Mkhize vows post-Covid healthcare drive - and that includes NHI

Amid drop in HIV and TB testing, minister warns SA must not squander gains made during the pandemic

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

Fishy mackerel quota papers land fisheries minister in hot water

Court ordered Barbara Creecy to hand over ‘missing’ documents, but some are still outstanding

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

Will the Boks risk going to Rugby Championship? SA Rugby stay schtum

It seems the team won’t be heading to Australia after all, but we’ll have to wait until Friday to find out for sure

By Reuters and Khanyiso Tshwaku
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Why no action against those responsible for Enock’s death?

Ten months later and the only person on whom the axe has fallen is Parktown Boys’ High head Malcolm Williams

4 min read

That was the life that was Herbert Kretzmer’s and it wasn’t miserable

OBITUARY | The SA-born journalist wrote the English text for one of the world’s greatest musicals

By Chris Barron
4 min read

If it’s not in an app or a text, it might be irredivivous. We there yet?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 16 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

The walking duds: fashion cuts now suit their Covid cloth

The virus has ushered in a new era in which sweatpants replace suits as millions work from home

By Silvia Aloisi, Jonathan Barrett and Martinne Geller
6 min read

Apple has the gadgets it needs to find its way home

Aggressive pricing strategy is a clear signal that iPhone maker sees room for itself in the smart-home market

By Laurence Dodds and James Cook
5 min read

Written in blood? Meet the shrink who says psychopaths can be ‘cured’

The man behind ‘Killing Eve’ has met the worst of them – but says even the most bloodthirsty can be reformed

By Luke Mintz
6 min read

If looks could kill: artist’s ‘tribute’ has feminists calling for his head

Luciano Garbati has been slammed for his nod to the MeToo movement, a reworking of a Cellini’s Perseus bronze

By David Millward
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Emma Thompson shimmers in dystopian drama that delights and terrifies

The show humanises the bad-news cycle - one that sees the shocking morph into the status quo daily

By Vianne Vente
4 min read

It’s US poll time. Here’s some on-screen insight into the nation’s politics

From 1939 to 2016, these 14 films will guide you through what is sure to be one of America’s most-watched polls

By Tymon Smith
4 min read

Sign O’ The Times: how Prince’s masterpiece was the beginning of his end

Things were never the same for the musician after the arrival of his greatest album

By James Hall
3 min read

The real Rita Hayworth knew only the Mr Evils of this world

The actress’s endless series of disastrous relationships with men began with her abusive father

By Martin Chilton
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Bledisloe opener is an ominous warning to Boks

If the All Blacks-Wallabies clash is anything to go by, we have a gargantuan task at the Rugby Championship

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Silly as it seems, the US wants to edge its way into cricket’s elite

America has applied for ICC membership, perhaps with half an eye on the sport’s monetary potential

By Tim Wigmore and Tom Morgan
3 min read

Blast from the past: Wilson drives the push to crowning glory

Today in SA sports history: October 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE