Tuesday, November 3 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘They must forget it’: DA’s opposition status is in danger, warn analysts

Steenhuisen and Zille’s wins could lead to the party struggling to woo black voters, they say

By Kgothatso Madisa
5 min read
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There’s more where Mapimpi, Kolisi and Am came from

That some franchises have to be reminded to transform spits in the face of the spade work black players put in

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Even if Joe comes up trumps, the skid mark that is Donald will remain

He’s done many things, but perhaps most destructive are his lies, which regimes worldwide have learnt from

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

African-American turnout is key to US election result

Campaigners say though there’s work to be done, black voters are more likely to visit voting stations than use mail

By Lauren Fedor in Washington
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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The media’s rules don’t apply to us, EFF declares

The party's R500,000 defamation battle over comments aimed at Trevor Manuel plays out in court

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read
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The state cannot reject tender applications purely on race: SCA

Preferential procurement regulations, promulgated by the minister of finance in 2017, are invalid, court rules

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
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Champion for liberation: ES Reddy was ‘an implacable foe of apartheid’

The tireless fighter spanned continents and half a century in the struggle against oppression

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read
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‘We can’t survive’: city without power as storm rips roof off substation

Jozi disaster sparks fears than many small shops 'will never be able to recover'

3 min read
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Environmentalists head back to court to save Vaal River from neglect

Progress was being made until the contract for the company hired to fix things wasn't renewed

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

OUR TRUEST COLOURS

IN THIS SERIES WE EXPLORED VARIOUS VIEWS ON A VERY PUBLIC RACE ROW

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TALKING POINT | Nonracial politics puts the race cart before the horse

A colour-blind approach pretends we live in a society where the effects of historically targeted discrimination are gone

Mike Siluma
Sunday Times deputy editor
5 min read
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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
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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
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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

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Joburg - world-class or fool’s gold?

Jozi claims the former, yet it suffers endless power and water cuts, and can’t even keep its hospitals supplied

3 min read
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How Angolan dancers took SA anthem to the world

This gift to the world is the secret of moving collectively beyond just cookie-cutter unison

By Ananya Jahanara Kabir
0 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 3 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Trump keeps banging mail-ballot drum in final race for battleground states

Trump reiterates frustration over delayed vote count, as Biden reassures voters the president won’t 'steal' the election

By Steve Holland and Trevor Hunnicutt
4 min read
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Is Putin losing his grasp on ex-Soviet spaces amid Covid-19 chaos?

Economic hardship, made worse by lockdown, sees citizens in Kyrgyzstan, Belarus rise up against Russia’s allies

By Mariya Gordeyeva and Andrew Osborn
6 min read
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Man ‘beats wife to death’ on pavement in China while onlookers do nothing

Authorities register between 40,000 and 50,000 domestic violence complaints a year

By Cate Cadell
1 min read
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Right on Q: Russian Twitter accounts helped conspiracy in its infancy

Archives show Russian accounts helped spread the bizarre theory from April 2017, say researchers

By Joseph Menn
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Giving voice, and an authentic history, to the women who fought apartheid

The author takes you back to 1969 to observe each woman at the hands of apartheid’s brutality

By Syndney Seshibedi
2 min read

Conquistadores — greed, gold and guilt in a revisiting of colonialism

Fernando Cervantes’ book details the cruel and complicated story of the Spanish conquest of the Americas

By Jude Webber
4 min read

Don’t worry, be happy: feelgood art to put a smile on your dial

Art lovers tell us which feelgood works brighten their days

By Sarah Buitendach and Thembalethu Zulu
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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‘I’ll never forget’: scenes of World Cup triumph burn brightly for Erasmus

It was a team who had talent‚ but who’s moving parts came together at the most important time

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Wallabies rookie vows to step up after Bledisloe disaster in Sydney

The 22-year-old Tate McDermott looks to salvage pride at the next clash with the All Blacks on Saturday

By Ian Ransom
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE