Monday, October 26 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ace, Julius, dignity wasn’t on your radar before - so why now?

The reason the elites are all over rights and innocent until proven guilty is because they are in the firing line

4 min read
Ideas FREE

TALKING POINT | It’s time to confront SA’s race classification system

By replicating the Nats’ method the ANC has created a tiny elite and done nothing to overcome disparities

Ebrahim Harvey
Political analyst
7 min read
News FREE

Beresford Williams finally falls on his sword in drawn-out CSA saga

New structure ‘will not involve anyone who has been part of it in the past four years’

By Bareng-Batho Kortjaas And Khanyiso Tshwaku
2 min read

Personally, Masuku feels he has the equipment to take on SIU and win

Lawyer for ex-Gauteng health MEC says findings against him are 'unlawful and unconstitutional'

By Genevieve Quintal
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Tamper-proof bread? We say they’re half-baked

ARB orders Albany to remove its ‘tamper-proof seal’ from packaging by the end of the year

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

The fight for Alf Kumalo’s legacy upsets his family years after his death

Photographs gather dust in the derelict museum dedicated to his life and work spanning 40 years

3 min read

Haven’t they suffered enough? Another hurdle for Marikana victims’ families

Court proceedings are translated from English to Setswana and Afrikaans, but most families are Xhosa

4 min read

For 5 years he’s trudged 16km for dirty water: how councils ruin lives

Crumbling infrastructure, petty politics, dismal finances ... meet the North West people who suffer because of it

4 min read

What drives Miss Daisy to attack? Can she be saved or is she just bad?

After a deadly attack last week, animal behaviourists tell us why some dogs become aggressive

5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Ziyanda Sokhanyile. Remember the name. We can’t afford not to

Her dad was killed three days before the Marikana massacre, but what has happened since has worsened matters

3 min read

When it comes to brute force, Trump’s pick for top court sides with cops

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, some of whose decisions are 'questionable', is expected to be voted in on Monday

By Andrew Chung and Lawrence Hurley
4 min read

Swallowed pride: like her characters, Jane Austen’s house faces ruin

The 'place of pilgrimage' is losing its roof, putting her works at risk. Now fans have been asked to help

By Craig Simpson
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 26 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

From saviour to a giant ‘SOB’: town no longer suckered by Trump

Residents had high hopes in 2016. Now they’re in tatters and the weeds are taking over

By Nick Allen
7 min read

Diana was fully in-command and would have seen herself in Meghan: confidant

The princess’s former confidant talks about what she would have enjoyed about Meghan, and the big royal split

By Paul Burrell
7 min read

Nasa mission doomed due to a leak. But then, it is a R16bn leak

Asteroid throws too much rubble spacecraft’s way, causing it to leak cargo. Now it's a race against time

By Nick Allen
2 min read

Waspish US politicos meet their match - a nest of decapitating killers

For the first time, scientists discover ‘murder hornets’, which specialise in biting the heads off honeybees

By Verity Bowman
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

GM’s first fully electric addition: Hummer EV, an off-road ‘beast’

This reinvention is meant to build ‘the most capable factory truck, ever’

By Denis Droppa
2 min read

Discovery Sport gets a hi-tech facelift that keeps it fresh against rivals

Improved refinement and nifty technology freshen up Land Rover’s junior model

By Dennis Droppa
4 min read

Get off the saddle: the importance of off-bike training

Devlin Brown asks Warwick Cross how to reap the benefits of off-bike training

By Devlin Brown and Warwick Cross
6 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Tour de farce: angry cyclists protest by taking the bus

Giro d’Italia tainted by spectacle of ‘broken’ riders, who have been called ungrateful prima donnas

By Tom Cary
2 min read

Oil is revealed: Wolves’s Traore has foes puzzled as he slips their grip

The dazzling winger is giving new meaning to the phrase ‘greased lightning’ - this is his shrewd strategy

By John Percy
5 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE