Thursday, November 5 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

‘Fundraging’: Trump presidency leads to flood of Democratic donations

Dozens of independent fundraising campaigns have sprung up, raising the ire of Republicans

By Courtney Weaver in Washington and Brooke Fox in New York
6 min read

Fact check: Trump’s premature election victory claim

We investigate key quotes from the president’s explosive remarks at the White House

By James Politi and Kadhim Shubber
2 min read
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America, like any democracy, will get what it deserves

President Donald Trump is a political disaster, but he didn’t choose himself, nearly 70 million voters did

4 min read
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Limo or laundry van: there’s more than one way to leave the White House

We may be about to witness what happens when a cult leader is asked by police negotiators to come out of his bunker

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘In case I incriminate myself’: Dudu ducks Zondo

For most of Wednesday afternoon, the ex-SAA chair and ally of Jacob Zuma gave a series of non-answers

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
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Munusamy isn’t dodgy, and she works for me: Tito

Minister says he subjected the ex-journo to a grilling before being convinced she was 'highly competent'

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
4 min read
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Bushiri gets bail, but warned not to intimidate witnesses when preaching

Supporters in high spirits celebrate outside court for their freed 'Major 1'

3 min read
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ANC and PA’s Joburg marriage ends in a nasty divorce

Spat centres on PA allegedly capturing three key entities in the city’s economic development portfolio

By Mawande AmaShabalala
3 min read
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Three weeks without water: Joburgers are sick of this ‘water-shedding’

Residents, who hear the reservoir is dry, demand to know why it hasn't been fixed despite all the rain

6 min read
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Judge lashes doctor who cut payments to ex: pay R1.5m or go to jail

He'd argued she 'loafed around on her couch all day', but the Cape Town judge was not at all impressed

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

EDITORIAL | A toxic cocktail of gangs, cops and politics blights the Flats

With new provincial commissioner came high hopes, but nearly a year on, the situation has merely worsened

3 min read
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For God and country: Trump’s top judge pick tackles LGBT and religion

The newly confirmed justice, a devout Catholic, to oversee a case centred on the church and same-sex fostering

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung
2 min read
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Crime, quantum, steampunk, cyberpunk ... so many genres, so little time

They may not be Booker candidates and they contain no real surprises, but that’s the beauty of genre novels

2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 5 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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LGBTI candidates surf rainbow wave to victory in US election

Wins for 10% of candidates hailed as historic moment for LGBTQ people of colour and transgender Americans

By Hugo Greenhalgh
2 min read
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‘Massive’ damage in the lungs may unlock mystery of ‘long Covid’

Researchers study organs of virus victims to shed light on symptoms that persist long after recovery

By Kate Kelland
2 min read
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Bite the ballot: Twitter, Facebook face big test on Trump election posts

They are flagging them, but are slammed for not restricting their reach, in a test of how they police false information

By Elizabeth Culliford and Jack Stubbs
2 min read
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It’s all irie in the US, where some will get spliffs, shrooms and bucks

More than 100 ballot questions on a range of topics have led to some pleasing outcomes for voters

By Peter Szekely and Sharon Bernstein
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Fake news is as old as news itself

Forged passports, fraudulent studies — a new exhibit is a reminder that disinformation is as old as the hills

By Michael Peel
3 min read

Give it a glow! How to get the gender-fluid, dolphin skin that ruled SAFW

Take inspiration from the aquatic mammal to create a smooth, glistening texture that just screams glow goals

By Nokubonga Thusi
3 min read

In fast fashion, Porsche slays the road with its new Cayenne GTS Coupe

Customers were unimpressed when it dropped its V8 engine. They can rest easy — it’s back

By Thomas Falkiner
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Lack of local shot-stoppers is shooting SA soccer in the foot

A seeming lack of local talent is seeing PSL clubs rely more and more on foreigners

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Mourinho leaps to Kane’s defence against diving claims

The Tottenham manager dismisses the suggestion that he had ordered players to show a more cynical side to their game

By Reuters
1 min read
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Blast from the past: It’s all over bar the shouting for Thobela

Today in SA sports history: November 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE