Friday, November 6 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

All eyes are upon you, America, but your city has lost its shine

Justice Malala, who is based in Los Angeles, shares his experience of the presidential elections

5 min read

OPINION | Biden risks being a lame-duck president

As president, Biden’s agenda will be stumped by Trump because his ghost will live on in his co-conspirators

By Edward Luce
4 min read
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Myeni’s antics at state capture inquiry ‘liable to deter future witnesses’

Despite being ordered not to, she identified a protected witness, ‘undermining the commission’s work’

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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It was all white on the night at Cape high school’s unofficial matric ball

The incident points to ‘deeper racial issues’ at the school, says one parent

Aron Hyman
Reporter
5 min read
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Pupil outwits teacher who tried to ‘sexually groom’ her

The man said he was the victim of a conspiracy, but the teen recorded their conversations and kept his messages

By Tania Broughton
3 min read
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Boredom, money problems, lack of support: why dropouts hit the bottle

Researchers hope to gain insight into at-risk youngsters to bolster intervention programmes

3 min read
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KZN’s largest mental health facility is an ‘Esidimeni in waiting’

‘Patients are not being fed properly, staff have not been paid’ and donor funds are starting to dry up

By Tania Broughton
4 min read

UNDER THE GUN

WE DELVE INTO THE LIVES OF KIDS IN THE CAPE'S GANGLANDS - AND THE PEOPLE TRYING TO SAVE THEM

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SPECIAL REPORT | Despair to hope: how a school’s zero- tolerance works

This is the fourth and last instalment of our series on Cape gangland schools, where dodging bullets is part of life

Aron Hyman
Reporter
7 min read
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SPECIAL REPORT | Teachers work through gunshots in Cape ganglands

The third in a series looks at how lockdown has eroded much of teachers' hard work to keep gangsterism out

Aron Hyman
Reporter
9 min read
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SPECIAL REPORT | Kill or be killed: this is the reality for these kids

Teachers go beyond the call of duty to keep them on the straight and narrow. Will it ever be enough?

Aron Hyman
Reporter
7 min read
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SPECIAL REPORT | Marked for terror: why kids join gangs - and breaking free

Driven by hunger and a need for acceptance, children become easy targets for gang recruiters

Aron Hyman
Reporter
6 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | At-risk pupils deserve a much better shot at success

There are many examples of initiatives helping dropouts amid numerous setbacks and budget cuts. These need to be cloned

3 min read
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Let’s re-examine the debates around matric results and take notes

In recent years, the number of pupils matriculating has often been portrayed as a crisis, but is it?

By Martin Gustafsson
0 min read
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Myeni had an X to grind in a performance that knocked the wind out of Zondo

It was a reminder of how things could have gone if the Zuptas were now in control

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 6 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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In the year of travel bans, tourists threaten Taiwan islanders’ way of life

Unexpected visitor surge prompts desperate plea from Tao to save their island from becoming a 'sewage plant'

By Sally Jensen
4 min read
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Jaguar parts are big in China - and Latin American gangs are cashing in

Criminal groups use poor law enforcement, bribery and porous borders to smuggle bones, teeth and genitals

By Oliver Griffin
2 min read
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Our energy-saving ideas just went out the window - one made of ‘water’

A ‘liquid window’ cuts energy consumption in buildings by up to 45% compared with traditional glass windows

By Michael Taylor
2 min read
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Sew cheeky: designer in a fix for ‘pinching’ indigenous designs

And it's not the first time Isabel Marant has been accused of a spot of cultural appropriation

By Reuters
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

How the US got here: Hillary doccie couldn’t have come at a better time

It's a fascinating glimpse into how she became both one of the most admired and vilified women in the world

By Vianne Venter
4 min read

James Bond shaken, a little stirred, but definitely not streamed

Plans for the 25th instalment of the franchise to be sold for home viewing have been quashed

By Tymon Smith
1 min read

Hit the couch with strippers, barbarians and a faulty Hitchcock remake

Variety is the keyword and you're spoilt for choice in what to stream this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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With help from former stalwarts, the Boks can regain their spring

SA would do well to enlist the skills of John Smit, Victor Matfield and Fourie du Preez to prepare for the Lions

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Dophins drown Lions, Knights outwit Warriors and Titans milk Cobras

This week’s Four-Day Franchise Series was a banger, setting things up nicely for the edition that starts on Monday

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: It’s hundreds for SA as Pollock knocks India for six

Today in SA sports history: November 6

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE