Monday, November 2 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

When Zuma and Magashule cry foul, rest assured it’s all lies

They claim to have much evidence about wrongdoing in the ANC. Why don’t they go to the cops? Don’t be fooled

4 min read

We failed you before but never again, new DA boss Steenhuisen vows

The days of breaking trust with South Africans are over, he says after landslide victory over Mbali Ntuli

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
4 min read

‘My mom, my hero’: daughter of slain KZN anti-mining activist

Others remember Fikile Ntshangase as an ‘incredible’ feminist who ‘spoke for justice ... spoke for truth’

Orrin Singh
Reporter
6 min read

‘If our mine doesn’t go ahead, thousands of jobs will be lost’

CEO says 1,600 jobs will be gone in two years, and 20,000 will lose income, without the Somkhele expansion in KZN

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Red tape trips up young rangers’ dreams of saving SA’s wildlife

Department clashes with Treasury over the budget for a programme meant to uplift youngsters

2 min read

Abuse by kids triggers probe into making codeine less accessible

The widespread use of cough syrups to get high has authorities looking at raising its scheduling status

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

For GBV victims, dedicated SAPS help desks can’t come fast enough

At least community service centres are already up and running on a 24-hour basis, police say

4 min read

Attention! Media multitasking fuels forgetfulness

Our brains do not multitask but only allow us to do one thing at a time

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

DA reverts to type, misses chance to capitalise on rivals’ shortcomings

The party had a chance to fill the gap so badly needing to be filled. Instead, it went for consolidation

2 min read

Removal companies get paid to move the furniture, not the goalposts

Beware movers who try to sneak extra costs through the back door

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Spas, sex and psychedelics: the history of the wellness industry

Two new volumes explore the origins of wellness, painting a fascinating picture of the origins of a new quasi-religion

By Beatrice Hodgkin
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – November 2 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Covid might really spoil Christmas for Brits with an even longer lockdown

Extension warning comes amid fears the health service will be overwhelmed, and of 80,000 dead this winter

By Andy Bruce
2 min read

Bidencare or Trumpcare? Here’s the prognosis for the US economy

ANALYSIS | Trump’s plan is light on detail, but cheaper, although Biden’s high price tag does worry some

By Ann Saphir
5 min read

Drive-thru ‘chaos’: Republicans take a shot at getting 100,000 votes voided

Democrat accused of exceeding constitutional authority by allowing drive-through voting during the pandemic

By Jan Wolfe
1 min read

Amazon land defender was murdered a year ago, but logging continues

No one has been arrested, while deforestation hit an 11-year high in 2019, with experts worried it’s out of control

By Zoe Tabary
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Sorry to ruin your guarana trip, but there are no natural fat burners

Here’s the scoop: supplements are not miracle pills that can replace a healthy diet and exercise plan

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Slap on the sunscreen and hit a trail – we’re genetically engineered to run

One of the reasons humans became the dominant species is because we’re such good runners

By Jazz Kuschke
4 min read

Rich African surfing culture breaking waves across the world

Mami Wata was started because of the love of, and belief in, the power of African surf

By Andrea Nagel
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Don’t worry, we’ll be sharp, says West Indies coach of fractured build-up

Half his squad will only be released from quarantine on the day of the match against New Zealand

By Greg Stutchbury
1 min read

Covid won’t catch us: F1 teams say season is a go despite lockdowns

Formula One has been exempted from quarantine thanks to its strict protocols, and this is expected to continue

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE