Tuesday, November 10 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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An ‘unthinkable’ failure: Zondo blasts SA’s SOE ‘disaster’

Politicians, boards of directors and former execs botched their jobs and should be held to account, he says

By Mawande AmaShabalala
3 min read
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IN PICS | Brackenfell braces as EFF threatens to descend on ‘racism’

Police had their hands full in what has been condemned as an attack on peaceful protesters

4 min read
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‘We think Joburg is too big to collapse – we thought the same of Eskom’

Dilapidated infrastructure, electricity woes and drought could put the city on the verge of ruin, experts warn

5 min read
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If you think Cape Town taps will never run dry, think again

Dams are back to very healthy levels, but the Day Zero nightmare could become the norm, say scientists

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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W Cape hits back at education department over Covid exam sites

Province flags concerns around isolation venues where those with the virus are supposed to write

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Psychologist can sue mining giant for ‘maliciously’ reporting her

She believes this was an attempt to cover up her diagnosis that eight workers had manganism

By Tania Broughton
2 min read
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‘It’s murder’: families shattered as manganese ‘poisoning’ charges dumped

NPA provincial head Elaine Zungu says 'there were no reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution'

2 min read
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As noxious air puts kids in hospital, council disputes pollution data

Municipality says south Durban data - SA's worst - is because monitoring equipment doesn’t work properly

Tony Carnie
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | It’s hard to see past black and white in Brackenfell

Education departments need to investigate claims of racism at the school or tensions will continue to fray

3 min read
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The evidence is in: Trumpism even killed the conspiracy theory

They used to have such fertile soil. But even they look different after this US election

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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How Jozi is trashing hunger and cleaning its streets with digital currency

Scheme gives waste pickers a card for loading recycling points which they can then use on essentials

By Kim Harrisberg
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 10 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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How the US will dump Trump if he won’t budge

There’s a deadline for his departure - and the Secret Service will remove 'trespassers'

By Jan Wolfe
3 min read
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‘People see us as trash’: pandemic locks Ethiopian girls into sex work

Desperate minors see no other way, but also risk being sex trafficked or trapped into forced labour

By Emeline Wuilbercq
8 min read
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Face for sale: leaks and lawsuits blight Russia facial recognition

Moscow's Big Brother state is good for fighting crime but infringes on privacy

By Umberto Bacchi
4 min read
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Apple takes a bite out of Taiwanese supplier for violating students

Workers worked overtime or night shifts after firm 'falsified paperwork to disguise the violations'

By Josh Horwitz and Yimou Lee
2 min read
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‘Great day for science’: Pfizer hails its 90% effective vaccine

The drugmaker and its German partner have a contract to deliver 100 million doses beginning in 2020

By Michael Erman and Julie Steenhuysen
4 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Book extract: from Flats to foamies: how a kid barrelled off the streets

An extract from Alfonso Peters’ ‘AFROSURF - The Book’, published by African surf brand Mami Wata

By Alphonso Peters
9 min read

It’s tough being tolerant to the letter in the face of intolerance

We have to learn the art of putting up with other people’s views. It really is our only option

By Chris Thurman
3 min read

I’m with stupid: why our thinking is often faulty

‘The Psychology of Stupidity’ is a blunt and sometimes hilarious examination of human error

By David Gorin
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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It was a Knight to remember - but cricket-hungry SA missed it

The domestic four-day game, especially now there’s not much on offer, deserves far better visual treatment

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Why Motsepe may have to step down as Sundowns boss

Caf would be OK with it, but Safa's conflict-of-interest rule may ruin his confederation presidency ambitions

By Khanyiso Tshwaku
3 min read
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Blast from the past: SA brought back to reality despite Donald heroics

Today in SA sports history: November 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE