Wednesday, November 4 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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It’s just the pits: unions fume over R836,000 bonus for SAA boss

This comes as the state is lashed over diverting cash to SAA meant for education and eradication of pit toilets

By Sabelo Skiti
3 min read
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Yakhety yack is one thing, but National Treasury takes the vetkoek

The department wants to use money meant to fund projects for the poor to put SAA back on the tarmac

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

OPINION | Democracy can fail anywhere, even in America

The US could also learn some lesson from its own faltering efforts at ‘democracy promotion’ abroad

By Gideon Rachman
4 min read
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‘Boko Haram’ vs ‘Guptas’: winner-takes-all battle behind Gugulethu shooting

Spectre of Cape’s extortion racket hangs over the bloody killing of seven people in Cape township

By Aron Hyman and Philani Nombembe
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Debts of despair: Tshwane’s finances ‘decimated’

It went from a R284m surplus to R4.4bn debt in three months under Mpho Nawa, says new mayor

By Kgothatso Madisa
3 min read
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Joburg councillor quits ‘Freedom Front Minus’

Having had his fill of the DA's racial denialism, Lincoln Machaba's off to Mashaba's ActionSA

2 min read
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Toke about missing the boat: now cannabis bill ‘gets it wrong’

The draft has completely ignored how dagga can get our economy onto a good high, say academics and activists

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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‘Second pandemic’ grips SA as people battle loss and lockdown consequences

Mental fallout has seen more than 80% of people turn to junk food and 20% to booze to battle the blues

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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Doctors who step up in an emergency ‘should be stepping even more’

Every step counts for medics as new study recommends more walking to avoid burnout

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read
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Dead-fish mystery in Cape vlei gives locals a lot to carp about

They've have been washing up for weeks, says one resident. Officials hope for answers in the next few days

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | This presidency is a cautionary tale

In a globalised environment, voters’ choices affect more than home turf, they have bearing across borders

2 min read
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Queer eye for the mad guy: gay MPs’ Hitler warning

The ‘glamour boys’ picked up intel in Berlin, a haven for the LGBT+ community in the 1930s

By Hugo Greenhalgh
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world – November 4 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Whatever happens to America, some family ties may never be great again

Differences over Trump have divided families, torn up friendships and turnt neighbour against neighbour

By Reuters
10 min read
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Kim’s not playing in Pyongyang: he has a ‘sub-launched ballistic missile’

South Korea says its neighbour is building two subs, after unveiling ‘76 ballistic missiles in October’

By Sangmi Cha
1 min read
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Horse race’s grim toll grows with another death, all in the name of money

Activists are outraged after stallion Anthony Van Dyck was put down on Tuesday, the seventh since 2013

By Ian Ransom
3 min read
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‘Wife-beater’ Johnny may come lately, but it Deppends on producers

Some insiders think the actor’s swashbuckling days are over, others say his talent will do the talking

By Jill Serjeant
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Seaside spectacular: Chefs Warehouse gets new oceanside locale

We chat to head chef Braam Beyers about what to expect from Cape Town’s latest fine-dining destination

By Steve Steinfeld
2 min read

Pop culture: culinary treats lined up for hotel restaurant

Three of Jozi’s best chefs to pop up at one of the city’s finest boutique hotels, The Peech

By Steve Steinfeld
2 min read

Fruits of their vision: two magicians who make alchemy with grapes

Their approach is as much a reflection of winemaking philosophy as a story about time in the vineyard

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Boxing not so clever: MPs still haven’t learnt from a mistake 14 years ago

Parliament’s sport portfolio committee seems to have not learnt the rules of the game

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

‘We’ve got different jobs’: Man U coach Solskjaer dismisses critic

Coach defends his current line-up, after former player Roy Keane lays into the quality of the side

By Reuters
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Devastated Tuli gives winnings to rival’s widow

Today in SA sports history: November 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE