Friday, October 23 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Why #ENDSARS protests are different and what lessons they hold for Nigeria

Young Nigerians have peacefully taken to the streets and social media in their quest to end to police brutality

By Damilola Agbalajobi
5 min read

Lean, green machine: at last, Eskom has a plan that boffins say might work

It has several ideas to improve performance and cut debt, not least ramping up long-term maintenance

By Lisa Steyn
3 min read

The cow and calf ... their lips, ears and eyes were burnt off. I shot both

Free State farmers count the cost - emotional and financial - of a blaze that reduced cattle and crops to ash

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
2 min read
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One of Senekal accused gets bail, but second ‘has some explaining to do’

Scant evidence against Matlaletsa, but statement by Mahlamba’s girlfriend means magistrate keeps him behind bars

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Venus’s fire and desire leads to yeah baby moment

Shout it from a mountain top – an astronomer is exploring the possibility of life on Venus after ‘phosphine’ find

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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He’s on life support and dialysis, but still Agrizzi fights on

The former Bosasa COO is ‘critical’ in ICU, but he will ‘continue to fight and expose corruption in SA’, says partner

By Nicki Güleş
4 min read

Be prepared: Africa on red alert for Covid-19 second wave

CDC director warns that the coronavirus is not just another flu. It must be taken seriously

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

Cape braces for court fight over fate of Kataza the baboon

City vows to fight court bid over ‘dangerous’ troop change and ‘cruel’ ear tag, among other things

By Philani Nombembe
6 min read

Locust focus: E Cape fights to contain ‘black rivers’ waiting to burst

Newly hatched pests haven’t started hopping but will reach the disastrous flying stage in under three weeks

By Michael Kimberley
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Africa desperately needs a free-trade area, so get to it, Cyril

The gains from intra-Africa trade are expected to be notable, particularly for protest-hit Nigeria and its young people

3 min read

Ground control to ‘Major One’ — prophet’s head is clearly in the clouds

‘Oracle’ Bushiri has a clear conscience, and his beliefs could bring about a new version of the Bible

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

On the linguistic page or stage does anything matter for goodness’ sake?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 23 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Something unfurgettable has happened in Sardinia ...

An Italian farmer’s dog has given birth to a green-furred puppy, something he says is lucky amid Covid-19

By Angelo Amante
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Remember the Oasis? Showmax is pulling out the ...

Neo-noir ‘Skemerdans’ is in production in Cape Town for a 2021 release and it promises to keep you on edge

By Kevin Kriedemann
2 min read

Get rich, furious and blown away – without ...

Shocking doccies, lives of the filthy rich, spy sagas and an insightful look at Nigeria - we’re spoilt for choice

By Tymon Smith
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Ref’s whistle sounds a piercing alarm on rugby ...

It’s too early to judge efforts to declutter the game, but there are signs they might be doing it a disservice

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Brad the champ was also a ...

Today in SA sports history: October 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE