Monday, November 9 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Liars, grifters, incompetents … the Zuma cartel rot runs deep

But is it too late to entrench professionalism and integrity in government appointments?

4 min read
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Is Paul Mashatile wooing eThekwini in the hope of the 2022 hot seat?

The ANC treasurer-general denies cosying up to Bheki Ntuli, but sources beg to differ

4 min read

Kamala Harris, a moderate bursts through the glass ceiling

She has battled attacks and accusations from right and left, but as a black woman she’s used to the dance

By Courtney Weaver
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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SANDF has no funds for life-saving field hospitals

It's so bad the 7 Medical Battalion Group has to borrow two of them for deployed soldiers

4 min read
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Unisa performance assessment for lecturers questioned

Lecturers have an incentive to pass students: bonuses, says concerned academic

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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A glimpse into the life of Wentworth’s slain ‘drug queen’

The life of Simone Jasmin, a known dealer, was marred by violence and controversy

By Orrin Singh and Nivashni Nair
5 min read
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City Power appoints 129 contractors for emergency repairs

Contractors received letters of appointment this week to tackle maintenance

2 min read
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Penguin chicks get a helping human hand after folks’ feeding failure

Penguins’ moulting has started to coincide with their breeding, leaving them unable to hunt

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | We’ve got the numbers, so where are the women to lead SA?

In 2019, about 40% of ANC and EFF candidates were women. It’s time for them to rise, but not above their people

4 min read
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Chamisa invokes his mother’s strength as he pushes for change in Zim

The MDC leader says the continent needs a blueprint that honours democracy and human rights

By Sarah Hudleston
13 min read
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Front-of-house workers make or break a company right out the gate

Customer service employees’ salaries don’t come close to reflecting the value they bring to the business

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 9 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Joe won’t be Biden his time on ‘day one’ in the White House

These are the key policies the president-elect could immediately take up arms against

By Trevor Hunnicutt
5 min read
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He calls it ‘the epitome of hell’, yet he is unleashing it on his people

Ethiopia’s Tigrayans risk displacement in what could be the ‘largest state collapse in modern history’

By Giulia Paravicini
3 min read
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Woman loses 22 relatives after landslide buries Guatemalan village

Storm Eta wreaking havoc in Central America as rescuers face a 'terrible reality' at ground zero

By Sofia Menchu
3 min read
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Crowning glory for Japan’s Akishino, but where to for royal women?

Akishino has finally formally been proclaimed as changes to the succession law will probably intensify

By Linda Sieg
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Mushrooms can be mind-altering, but do they have minds?

Known for their taste, health benefits and ‘magical’ properties, some fungi have alarming powers.

By Robin Lane Fox
6 min read

Oceans of endurance: the art of walking on water

Fifteen hours a day of paddling while standing upright. For 93 days. Stop and think about that for a second.

By Jazz Kuschke
4 min read

The highs and lows of feeling tired: here’s 40 tips

Feeling sleep-deprived? It might be time to put high-intensity emotions to bed and wake those of the low variety

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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All Blacks see red after ‘falling for Wallabies’ niggly tactics’

Kiwi coach says 'smarter' play is needed after heated Tri-Nations loss to Australia

By Reuters
1 min read
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Kyrgios finds freedom after not wanting ‘to see the light of day’

The Australian tennis star has spoken about living with depression and his hopes of being back in action soon

By Hardik Vyas
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Michael moors Frans, while Evander ties up Mike

Today in SA sports history: November 9

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE