Wednesday, October 21 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

SA’s astronomical Covid-19 corruption ‘is a crime against humanity’

Listening to SIU details of R10.5bn in dodgy deals prompts one MP to say: ‘Make it the year of orange overalls’

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
3 min read

Shut your mouth or you die! New Senekal twist sparks fears for witness

Killing suspect’s brother-in-law tells woman with crucial info she ‘won’t see December’, court hears

By Tankiso Makhetha
2 min read
News FREE

Ever wondered if SA teachers regret their career? Here are the numbers

Poll finds 53% of those in public schools wonder whether it would have been better to choose another profession

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Party to remember: superspreader events could make Covid endemic

Events such as the Fort Hare student parties ensure the virus remains a part of the equation, experts warn

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read

No row, row, row your boat to SA crew stranded after ship sank

Strong winds have stalled the rescue of South Africans stuck on remote Gough Island, but at least there are supplies

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

Our cars are gathering dust, but Mzansi plans to sho’t left after lockdown

Most Saffers are doing less mileage compared with pre-lockdown but we’re already planning our road trips

3 min read

We’re real writers too, say SA’s romance authors as Rosa blooms

Most local writers are published internationally as the local publishing industry snubs the genre

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | May orange be the new Gucci in 2020

Why shouldn’t the ‘corrupt’ be subjected to Hollywood-style arrests? After all, they lived Beverly Hills lifestyles

3 min read

To avoid further state capture, SA must fight to save good journalism

It is vital credible journalism is nurtured and retained because its demise doesn’t bear thinking about

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

We could use a GPS for English monsters, but it’s more fun to just get lost

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 21 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Wine’s former workhorse is now the crossover between craft and commercial

Age is not just a number when it comes to chenin blanc

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Who will conserve conservation in Africa?

Covid-19 has taught Africa’s conservation industry that for many there’s no plan B

By Richard Holmes
9 min read

Coffefe Roastery is a new haunt for unapologetic lovers of coffee

The small-batch roastery is an innovative way to stay sustainable and teach people about delicious coffee

By Sanet Oberholzer
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Never truer words spoken, but best you get back on track ASAP

It’s just one hurdle to the next for Athletics SA and the mother ships have had enough

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

It’s thunderbolt time again - Rabada’s back with a vengeance

Fully rested and recuperated, he’s finding the form the Proteas would want him to sustain in the old normal

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Sinclair runs in a first for SA against Oz

Today in SA sports history: October 21

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE