Wednesday, October 28 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

I’m the scapegoat, says former Gauteng health CFO over PPE scandal

Kabelo Lehloenya says SIU knew the majority of its complaints in its affidavit took place after she left office

By Franny Rabkin
5 min read

The plot thickens, but confusion reigns as Meyiwa ‘killers’ appear in court

Kelly Khumalo’s name pops up in a confidential document that ‘slipped’ into the public domain

By Ernest Mabuza, Iavan Pijoos and Naledi Shange
4 min read

Against such odds, could this be Mboweni’s ‘eunuch-in-a-harem’ moment?

The finance minister is a reformer, but is hemmed in on all sides, and most of all by his own team

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Here it is, the festive lockdown lowdown you’ve been waiting for

The president says he’s watching us as Covid-19 levels climb, but another hard lockdown is not on the cards

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
3 min read

‘Well-oiled machine’ is ‘ready’ for historic matric exams

Matric exams start next Thursday and teacher organisations are confident the education dept has them covered

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

ANC KZN goes back and forth on how to ‘step aside’

The province seeks clarity from national officials on policy ‘grey areas’, and how to 'process our disagreement'

2 min read

Man shown ‘mercy’ for raping daughter to be punished properly

Now suspended magistrate gave him a suspended sentence for raping the girl, 11. This time he may get life

By Tania Broughton
3 min read

FREE STATE ON FIRE

THE BLAZES BROUGHT DEVASTATION ON TWO FRONTS

OPINION | Charity sees colour in politics of land

It's a disheartening hierarchy that decides who weathers the storm and who gets left behind

3 min read

SA rallies to help fellow Free State farmers

Hundreds of thousands in feed trucked in from across the country after blazes tear through the area

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Those people you ‘see’ hauling your ‘trash’ could be our ...

In a country with no landfill space, the Bagerezi are vital. Now they're being given a chance to enter the economy

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Come to think of it, the communications minister has a point

Government should force MultiChoice to collect a TV-ownership levy. It’s unlikely people will cancel subscriptions

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

The stakes are high for Africa in the scramble for Covid vaccine

Taking part in trials and securing funds drive a strategy to ensure the continent isn't at the 'end of the queue'

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 28 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Ruth-less abandon: Trump’s Barrett triumph is a ...

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation sparks fears for abortion, gun and voting rights

By Lawrence Hurley and Jeff Mason
4 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

SA needs to move on from 1659 and toast its wine alchemists more often

The Wine Enthusiast shortlist, including three South Africans, shows how little we celebrate our stars

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

When the tricky economics of truffles drive joy into a Covid world

Art, films, TV and other media allow us to journey beyond our restricted daily lives into imaginative realms

By Gillian Tett
4 min read

Fear not, kids, Santa Claus is coming to town, despite Covid-19

Interactive toys are dominating this year, with economists predicting things will be better than people think

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

WBC wants to add punch to weight classes, but there’s a giant flaw

The council must have been snoozing when the super-cruiserweight division was tried and knocked out decades ago

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

It’s all Greek to foreign soccer coaches in China

Rafael Benitez says Chinese players’ understanding of football is different to that in Europe, making coaching tricky

By Michael Church
2 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Binder gives opponents the slip to floor it to first

Today in SA sports history: October 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE