Friday, November 13 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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DA has some ‘soul searching’ to do after dismal by-election performance

For the ANC though, its strong showing is a shot in the arm, says the party's elections head Fikile Mbalula

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
4 min read
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With two-faced bull, the DA gets exactly what it’s asking for

The party has been trying for some time to sell a very specific sort of dishonesty as truth

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

Zuma wants Zondo recused - but he’s warned he still has to show up

But the former president immediately took exception to the 'bullying' and 'condescending' tone of the warning

By Karyn Maughan
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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SPECIAL REPORT: How fallen leaves led to ‘killer’

The seemingly innocuous pile alongside a corpse held the key that unlocked the details of the murder

8 min read
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Drama as Cricket SA members council dismiss interim board

The chaos escalated after the move by the organisation’s highest decision-making body

By Tiisetso Malepa
2 min read
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‘Cloak of secrecy’: ex-KZN NPA boss’ letter adds twist to Panday saga

Outlining to Batohi why she didn't prosecute Edward Zuma’s business partner is a 'setback' in the fraud case

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read
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The easing of lockdowns sees Covid-19 cases rising in Africa again

Africa CDC director warns against complacency after the continent had done ‘extremely well’ in the fight

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Legal eagles ready to swoop if racism flares up over Diwali fireworks

Hindu Maha Sabha says the move is proactive, as it calls on Hindus to celebrate virtually due to Covid-19

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Cyril’s virus plan just won’t cut it

Opening up tourism is great for the economy but not isolating Eastern Cape hot spots is playing with fire

2 min read

Democracy or dictatorship? Trump sparks outcry

Attempted coup, military posturing, petulance: whatever Agent Orange is up to, his hirings and firings are legal

By Demetri Sevastopulo and Katrina Manson in Washington
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 13 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Google search looking for trouble: antitrust horde guns for tech giant

Group of 165 wants EU antitrust enforcers to take action against the firm for favouring its own services

By Foo Yun Chee
2 min read
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Biden backs ‘Ebola Czar’ for top job in new White House administration

President-elect turns to longtime confidant Klain to bring virus-fighting expertise to chief of staff role

By Trevor Hunnicutt and James Oliphant
4 min read
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Covid-hit minorities fleeing to rural UK face a much older pandemic: racism

Though the great outdoors has surged in popularity, green spaces are not shared equally among all

By Lin Taylor
5 min read
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Recycling the wheel: Dutch students build electric car out of waste

Plastics from the sea, toys and kitchen appliances all went into creating the vehicle entirely out of rubbish

By Reuters
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Cowgirl in the Karoo: local Western is a galloping success

‘Flatland’ is an unorthodox take on a familiar world, a delightful subversion of the cowboy genre

By Claire Keeton
4 min read

Psychological thriller ‘Dam’ is about to burst onto our small screens

Local stars feature in fabulous, exciting new television drama shot in the Eastern Cape

By Kevin Kriedemann
3 min read

From Borat to rogues of another kind, it’s all popcorn-worthy

Whether it’s humour, drama or action you’re after, here’s what to watch this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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It’s a Catch-22 as rugby tries to keep players safe and retain appeal

The game’s laws are raising ire, but it can’t afford to end up like the NFL. But it does need to attract fans

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Less glitz but the stars will be out as London bids farewell to ATP Finals

Shorn of fans and money, the event should nevertheless cap a tough year courtesy of the the world's top eight

By Martyn Herman
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Binder blitzes opposition in Valencia

Today in SA sports history: November 13

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE