Monday, October 19 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Straight to the cop: Zondo zeroes in on Bheki Cele

Four firms linked to the minister flagged, as he joins the likes of ‘Gupta pal’ Lynne Brown on a long inquiry list

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
1 min read
Ideas FREE

The politicos were in Senekal for one reason: to leech off people’s pain

For AfriForum and the EFF it was not a day of protest, or of seeking solutions, but a public relations exercise

4 min read
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SPECIAL REPORT | Marked for terror: why kids join gangs - and breaking free

Driven by hunger and a need for acceptance, children become easy targets for gang recruiters

Aron Hyman
Reporter
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Medaids are hiking prices in 2021, despite an ‘increase in reserve levels’

Some schemes are hoping for hikes of up to 8%, despite healthy reserves due to Covid-19

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read

Hell to pay: schools take hard line to get parents to cough up

Suspending pupils and demanding police clearance certificates are among the lengths some have to go to

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Covid-19 reinfection is real and could be worse the second time

This has implications for vaccine development because experts don’t know how long they will protect you

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

Take a long walk in Zoleka Mandela’s hand-painted sneakers

A hobby to help her deal with losing her mother Zindzi Mandela has turned into a fledgling business

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | At long last, Zondo has recaptured hope for South Africans

For a corruption-weary nation, we may be heartened to see the deputy chief justice’s tentacles are spreading

2 min read

Beware! Anti-Covid products may be making false claims

Advertising watchdogs crack down on companies for making misleading claims about their effectiveness

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Cyril lauds our farming success - but expropriation will kill it

Idea of a weak state widening its powers to take assets belonging to others, instead of helping farmers, is a red flag

By Michael Morris
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 19 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Virus threatens to kill Ardern’s big plans after ...

ANALYSIS | Her leadership might have united Kiwis in crisis, but critics doubt her ability to deliver a recovery

By Praveen Menon
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

The risks of the 80/20 diet rule must never outweigh the rewards

You can enjoy the occasional cheat meal but you have to pay your fitness taxes first

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Artist takes to the science lab to tell the story of Covid

Instead of a piece on washing your hands or wearing a mask, he focused on what the pandemic has exposed

2 min read

Luxury and potholes are right up Mercedes GLS’s lane

New version of Merc’s seven-seater SUV tackles road and dirt in soft-riding luxury

By Denis Droppa
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Blast from the past: Fiess rifles his way to ...

Today in SA sports history: October 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE