Monday, November 16 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘Shepherd Bushiri delivered me from drinking and partying’

A young worshipper says after what he did for her the allegations against the ‘prophet’ will not shake her faith

6 min read
Ideas FREE

Spare us the platitudes and just do your jobs, politicians

The barrage of praise for Kimi Makwetu from those who for years blatantly ignored him is nauseating

4 min read
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You’re in luck, Cyril, half of SA would still vote for the ANC tomorrow

Ipsos’s latest poll shows that though it has lost some ground, the party’s supporters are optimistic

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Perfect storm: SA gangs stronger than ever after filling lockdown vacuum

Hardened gangs feed impoverished communities, leading to the recruitment of thousands of new members

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Fatal foursome: Four provinces account for 71% of new Covid-19 cases in SA

From November 1 to 12, there have been 17,909 new cases of Covid-19, with 12,727 coming from just four provinces

5 min read
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I was in first SA Covid-19 vaccine trial and I still feel fine

2,100 South Africans took part in a global clinical Ox1Cov-19 trial five months ago. We spoke to one of them

3 min read
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Nursing hierarchy injects bullying and harshness into the workplace: study

Student nurses verbally abused and left to carry the can by their senior colleagues

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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How can it be that, after Life Esidimeni, we face a similar crisis?

The Durban and Coastal Mental Health society, which looks after more than 600,000 people, is nearing collapse

2 min read
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Money or the box? Bank tries to dodge paying out heist victims in full

Attorney points out there was much evidence pointing to negligence by FNB before and during a Parktown robbery

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Tigray crisis: ‘They know how to fight and they can do it ’til the end’

The conflict between Ethiopia and TPLF is escalating and could have huge consequences for the Horn of Africa

By Andres Schipani and David Pilling
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 16 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Trump’s sh*t-to-a-blanket tactics inflame supporters and delay transition

US president is still refusing to concede defeat as he looks for ways to stay in the spotlight ahead of 2024

By Joseph Ax
3 min read
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Asia forms world’s biggest trade bloc, and the US isn’t welcome

The deal puts China in a better position to shape the area’s trade rules and cut its dependence on other markets

By Khanh Vu and Phuong Nguyen
2 min read
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‘One soldier kept dancing while he shot and later vultures circled’

Witnesses to Lagos protest say soldiers and police shot protestors, but the army denies this and the police are mum

By Libby George
1 min read
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Despite winning Covid war, Aussies still find something to moan about

Too many expats want to come home, leaving the country worried it doesn’t have enough quarantine facilities

By Lidia Kelly
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Will a cabbage soup diet really make me lose weight?

Promises of radical, unbelievable results are just that: lies meant to exploit the desperate among us

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Go ahead, let rip with that rant. It’s good for you

Though it brings to mind old bores, mouthing off is just what you need in the pandemic

By Jemima Kelly
3 min read

Zoom and the lost art of interpretation

Online meetings have put paid to the richness of in-person conversation as everyone pussyfoots around each other

By Janan Ganesh
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Pumas’ shock defeat of All Blacks could be just the ticket for Oz

The Tri-Nations is now wide open, with Argentina’s passion firing up Australia for this weekend’s encounter

By Nick Mulvenney
1 min read
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Coach Ellis raises flag to history-making young Banyana outfit

The team won their seventh Cosafa Women’s Championship title and the fourth in a row

Vuyokazi Nkanjeni
Soccer reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Boks down France, Pumas, but are surprised in Scotland

Today in SA sports history: November 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE