Thursday, October 22 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

All over bar the coughing: recovering Mkhize worries about SA ‘resurgence’

The health minister says an increase in Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks is concerning

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
5 min read
Ideas FREE

SABC wants us to pay more by reminding us why we shouldn’t

By invoking Netflix, the broadcaster aims a big spotlight at its own dysfunction

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

How out of tune is the SABC for wanting us to pay it to watch Netflix?

The proposal has been met with backlash, but some think online streaming platforms should contribute

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Look deeper and you’ll see both sides in Senekal have the same enemy

Here are two groups who feel they are unseen victims of forces beyond their control

7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

After eight long years, Marikana widows still hope for justice

Court case against cops may bring them some of what they want, but they still have many unanswered questions

4 min read

Protector wields big broom at ConHill over sneaky cleaning tender

Not only does she lash the dodgy company, Mkhwebane orders entire bid evaluation committee be disciplined

4 min read

GBV bill ‘will only make things worse and turn rescuers into criminals’

Experts say underfunded shelters don’t have the means to fulfil the legislation’s overly complicated criteria

3 min read
News FREE

What’s up, Cape Town? The world is slumbering while you lie awake

The Mother City is way down on the 2020 city sleep index and it’s not good for its residents’ health

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Give shop workers a Christmas present: stick to Covid rules

It’s up to consumers to assist in keeping the retail staff we interact with safe from the virus

1 min read

JK won’t be troubling me with any hot-blooded taboos in this one

But it did make me think about the books - from the bizarre to the bonkbuster - that stay with you for life

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

Just remember, Cyril, you need the US far more than it needs you

For a country that has to scrounge for foreign investment, it’s time to repair relationships with the West

Steven Kuo
Columnist
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 22 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

US revs search engine to find reasons behind ...

Whether consumers prefer the search engine or not, government is ‘unlikely’ to back down from antitrust case

By Paresh Dave and Jonathan Stempel
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Celebrating Halloween, but too spooked to find a ...

Here are three modern, unconventional beauty icons to inspire your get-up

By Nokubonga Thusi
1 min read

‘Fashion floor art’ that’s bold, bright and won’t ...

Palesa Mokubung explores her signature femininity in her décor debut with Airloom

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

The PSL needs to put a mismatched sock in ...

No wonder the TTM boss and his ilk are acting with impunity. There’s simply no accountability for their actions

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Blast from the past: Toweel’s kind words help ...

Today in SA sports history: October 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE