Friday, October 30 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

‘Quite silly … deranged’: the experts’ verdict on Zuma’s beef with Zondo

The claim of bias, based on the fact Zondo had a child with the sister of Zuma's future wife, 'doesn't hold water'

By Kgaugelo Masweneng and Alex Patrick
5 min read

ANALYSIS | At the crossroads: DA to choose the safer gamble this weekend

While Steenhuisen is likely to be elected leader in two days, his toughest battles seem to lie ahead

6 min read

It’s our turn to be eaten: corruption is deadly, and we don’t see it coming

Alarmingly, many people think that corruption has no costs. But it's a crime against humanity

4 min read

TALKING POINT | I found my white Afrikaner identity by studying history

Bullied as a child, Lindie Koorts clings to her identity more firmly than ever, calling it an act of resistance

By Lindie Koorts
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Call a phone a TV, it’s a matter of life or death

SABC says its lifesaving Covid awareness campaigns make the case for changing TV licence laws

4 min read

Flood of ‘mismanagement’ at Lepelle Northern Water board

Phineas Legodi in crosshairs over alleged R40m in irregular expenditure and closure of two plants

3 min read

Accountability system for magistrates gets thumbs-up

Despite the flattering report, magistrates are guilty before proven innocent in the court of public opinion

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read

Covid’s second wave hasn’t hit Africa, but hitting the hot spots is vital

The continent must prepare for a resurgence to avoid another round of lockdowns at all costs, says Africa CDC head

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

Durban woman graduates with master’s degree in nursing at 75

The retired midwife wants to use her vast years of experience to help improve neonatal nursing care

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | SA’s tired of coughing up, so good luck with those licences

Tired of their money being squandered by greedy politicians, they're turning to ‘safe’ protests

2 min read

TOM EATON | The DA is wrong. SOEs aren’t zombies, they’re another genus

Tito Mboweni is unhappy with the party’s description and he’d be right. The DA is giving them too much credit

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

A ghost story as real as anything you’ll hear in the White House

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 30 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

It’s not the economy, stupid. Why Bidenomics won’t win it for Joe

Immigration, fears about China will outweigh economy for many voters, as evidenced by analysis of 2016 election

By Lizzy Burden
4 min read

Just Google ‘Microsoft’ and ‘antitrust case’ to see what happens to bullies

ANALYSIS | The consequences were disastrous for Bill Gates. Does the same fate await the search engine giant?

By James Titcomb
4 min read

It’s all delightfully downhill now: why we lose motivation in our mid-50s

Scientists say at this age there’s a ‘shift’, but who cares, because getting older means we can do what we want

By Kate Mulvey
4 min read

Now Meghan doesn’t want a trial. It means not facing dad in court

She wants a summary judgment handed down instead, and is mulling a bid to strike out the privacy aspect of the case

By Victoria Ward and Izzy Lyons
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Fashion site ups its game zo it can keep you comfortably covered

Zozo has released a new Zozosuit, with more markers than its predecessor and higher-resolution body scans

By Sam Nussey
1 min read

The wonderfully awful and awfully wonderful in Halloween-inspired horror

We take a ghoulishly-inspired poke at horror films, horrific local flicks included

By Keith Bain
11 min read

From genius moves to a moving tribute, the weekend is sorted

Whether Netflix, Showmax or Apple TV are your bag, here are five reasons to batten down the hatches

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Anchored, average, not out, all out - this is where local cricket is at

Here’s how domestic cricket teams are shaping up for 2020/21 season, which starts on Monday

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read

Grand sham: inside Guillermo Vilas’s fight to correct a 40-year fault

Researchers say the tennis star should have been world No 1 in 1975 and 1976, but the ATP is having none of it

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE