Wednesday, November 11 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘Not worried at all’: Ace speaks after Hawks confirm arrest warrant

ANC secretary-general tells us how he feels about his scheduled court appearance on Friday

By Amanda Khoza and Kgothatso Madisa
3 min read
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Warrant news fails to spoil Magashule’s by-election party

Hawks on his tail threaten to kill his campaign mood, but many say they will vote for the ruling party on Wednesday

By Amanda Khoza
3 min read
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Mpofu on equal pay fight: Is BEE a scam to visit blacks with more racism?

Andile Ngcaba's lawyer weighs in on what he thinks his client's R271m Dimension Data battle is really about

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
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Fossil find reveals moment of tooth about our ancestors and climate change

Two-million-year-old skull is best evidence of a human ancestor evolving as it adapted to a changing climate

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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R65m: that’s how much it cost to show how poorly our Grade 4s read

Education department says the global test is a chance to assess whether its policies are bearing fruit

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Six airlines to fly in SA during festive season - and what it’ll cost

Injection of 300,000 more seats in December expected to drop prices by 30%

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Robots get the green light as they speed up Covid tests at Groote Schuur

New automated system has doubled the rate of tests and helped reduced the risk of human error

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Watch your step! Feathery ruse earns hard-to-spot eggs a spot of protection

Conservationists come to the rescue of camouflaged plover eggs in the sand of a busy south coast beach

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | No good leader can make things right without supporters’ help

If Biden’s backers think they can relax now the beachball's been punctured, they'd better think again

3 min read
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Stop fannying about with political battles, Makhubo, and fix Joburg

People pay a fortune for intermittent water and electricity, broken traffic lights, potholes - the list goes on

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
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Are the EFF’s tiresome tactics comparable to those of the Nazis?

The DA’s Bongi Madikizela has received huge backlash for his comparison, yet the seeds were planted by the ANC

Tony Leon
Columnist
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 11 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Trump vote ‘fraud’ fightback raises the Barr, but it’s doomed, say experts

US attorney-general authorises prosecutors to 'pursue substantial allegations' of voting irregularities

By Steve Holland and Simon Lewis
4 min read
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Scientists red-flag huge mental illness risk in Covid-19 patients

One in five are likely to develop illness, while those with existing issues are at higher risk of contracting the virus

By Kate Kelland
2 min read
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Too much to bear: K-pop stars panda to Chinese outrage

Agency cans a reality TV episode following outrage over girl group's apparent mishandling of a cub

By Sangmi Cha
1 min read
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Snow small matter - remote Canadian town uses ‘Beardar’ to spot polars

The radar system is deployed in remote sub-Arctic area to keep hundreds of the dangerous carnivores in check

By Gloria Dickie
4 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Is new wine packaging boxing clever or uncorking disaster?

Nowadays your favourite tipple can be had in a can, a foil bag, a carton or a bottle

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

From Botswana to Rwanda, cure your travel itch with these magical getaways

With travel restrictions easing, across the border are five luxury lodges to indulge in Africa’s beauty

By Richard Holmes
3 min read

Luxury without being pretentious: a golden find in the City of Gold

Reopened AURUM restaurant is showing off its summer menu, and it’s not to be missed

By Andrea Nagel
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Empower SA’s coaches because they sure know more than administrators

Given the means, a coaching council tasked with drawing up a plan could drag SA out of the Olympic doldrums

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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First Down syndrome athlete to complete Ironman smashes boundaries

Florida triathlete Chris Nikic proves anything is possible, and earns a place in the Guinness World Records

By Martyn Herman
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Proteas stage stirring fightback against Aussies

Today in SA sports history: November 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE