Tuesday, October 20 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Top cop probing fellow officers narrowly survives attack by gunmen

Attempted murder comes after killing of Ipid investigator in ‘rogue’ North West detectives case

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read

Pupil warned teacher about Keamohetswe’s body in pool – twice

A report on the Gauteng pupil’s drowning has found instances of negligence among staff

5 min read

Scientists turn to new weaponry in pandemic war while awaiting vaccines

The treatment prevents the immune system from turning against healthy cells and damaging organs

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

From jail to ‘frail’: Agrizzi in private hospital as ‘condition worsens’

The corruption accused former Bosasa COO’s family and lawyer confirm he has been moved to a private facility

Karyn Maughan
Journalist
3 min read

‘I live in Covid-19 and not even the snakes will chase me away’

Made homeless by lockdown, hundreds have settled on a Cape nature reserve and are refusing to budge

5 min read

‘Call us junta’: civilian ‘dogs’ can bark but ‘army will always rule Zim’

Vice-president vows with army officers as cabinet ministers and legislators, the military will always be in charge

By Lenin Ndebele
2 min read

New KZN hospital keeps it in-house, warns of ‘cold-drink’ money offers

In a ‘unique’ move, the health department will not outsource certain services, while also investigating scams

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Government, you are to blame for gangsters killing SA’s kids

Hunger is driving youngsters into their clutches and parents, themselves failed by government, are powerless

3 min read

The righteous outrage over De Lille is written in the stars

She wasted mere squillions, but the political druids of SA have seen a great constellation lifting above the horizon

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Tito’s on a tightrope over hell ... and he’s got SA on his back

The finance minister has overpromised on debt stabilisation, but ditching it would make for terrible optics

Claire Bisseker
Economics writer
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 20 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

The hashtag is mightier than the gun as young ...

Protesters turn to Instagram and bitcoin in one of the biggest shows of public anger in decades

By Alexis Akwagyiram
4 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

There’s more to books than reading, so listen up

With audiobooks, more books can make their way into your life through limited windows of opportunity

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

Between two worlds: Susanna Clarke shows us where ...

The ‘Piranesi’ author tells us about her research, her writing practices, and where Narnia fits into it all

By Jennifer Platt
11 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

No rest for the wicket: how stupid CSA chief ...

Thinking he was a smart matador, he angered the wrong bull and may have disembowelled his own organisation

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Boks kick their way to ...

Today in SA sports history: October 20

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE