Thursday, October 29 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Mboweni bats away downgrade talk, saying mini-budget does enough

He believes the spending commitments in the medium-term budget are enough to save SA from further ratings downgrades

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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We don’t need another banal statue, we need to raise people from despair

The money spent on a nine-metre OR Tambo statue should have been used on education, health, the list goes on

4 min read
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SPECIAL REPORT | Teachers work through gunshots in Cape ganglands

The third in a series looks at how lockdown has eroded much of teachers' hard work to keep gangsterism out

Aron Hyman
Reporter
9 min read
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TALKING POINT | Songs of kinship - how I found my black identity

Artscape CEO Marlene le Roux describes what it was like being coloured growing up, but identifying as black

Marlene le Roux
Artscape Theatre Centre CEO
7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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They stumbled across one shipwreck … then another ...

A father and son's extraordinary find led to heritage experts rushing to a deserted Cape Agulhas beach

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
4 min read

Give us this day our right to gather, says the ‘thorn in Engen’s side’

Activists have now taken their right-to-protest fight against the refinery to the ConCourt

By Tania Broughton
3 min read

Mysterious double murder leads to husband’s arrest after he poisons himself

The families of the two murdered businesswomen get another big shock just weeks after the hit

2 min read

KZN Fashion Council ‘designed its demise by not hiring industry experts’

However, the organisation says its closure is due to lack of funds and Covid-19. Either way, it’s a huge ‘blow’

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read

PODCAST | Is Africa still the world’s drug-test guinea pig?

Politics and mistrust are threatening to derail the global effort for a Covid-19 vaccine

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | There’s a hole in the bucket and fixing it depends on us

When an ANC minister announces a three-year government wage freeze, you know things are bad

2 min read
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That budget must have been tough, but it’s got zero on Tito’s next ordeal

The minister now has to explain it to the ANC, which doesn’t seem to know what an economy, or lack thereof, is

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

It’s Halloween, so hit the couch and home in on horror

The annual celebration might be all hollow this year, but these skrikkerig tales should make up for a lack of treats

3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – October 29 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Cured to death: suicide red-flags religious LGBTI ...

State could become the first in India to finally take the horrifically torturous 'corrective' practice seriously

By Devasia Jose
4 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Bad jeans: time for us to wear our feminist ...

An empowering opportunity has been grossly perverted by pervasive sexual predation in textile factories

By Paula Andropoulos
5 min read

Five young SAFW men’s wear designers to look out ...

Here’s what you need to know about them and their collections

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bok powerhouse unlikely to spring back into action this year

It’s been 17 years since a World Player of the Year could not loll in the lustre of success. It’s Pieter-Steph’s turn

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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For Chiefs, the light at the end of the tunnel is a mere glimmer

Coach Gavin Hunt will have to rely on young players, undisturbed rhythm and magic to put silverware in the cabinet

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

People’s champion: Belarus basketball star jailed over election protest

Olympian Yelena Leuchanka joins 1,000 others to sign letter for change after protest lands her in a cell for 15 days

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber
3 min read
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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