Tuesday, November 17 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Yet another Stalingrad? Zuma unveils latest weapon in his war with Zondo

Zuma’s lawyer threatens to take commission on review if Zondo doesn’t recuse himself

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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God knows how the Bushiris fled, but praise be that they did

In a country where miscreants are sure they can dodge the law, it’s a welcome novelty for someone to be scared of it

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Out with political connectedness, in with merit before SA drowns

Public- and private-sector concerns have been at the mercy of incompetents for too long, putting SA on the back foot

4 min read
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Probe launched after claims that first matric maths paper also ‘leaked’

Frustrated pupils face the discouraging prospect of rewriting the papers all over again

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I just bumped into Bushiri, vows Malawi minister

He says he met the soon-to-be fugitive by coincidence in a mall, where they bonded over their shared language

4 min read
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Manipulation, money and sex: pastor tells how he created a cult

Minister also known as General Khatha-Khatha tells his shocking story to CRL Rights Commission

5 min read
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Teaching profession is attracting criminals and convicted murderers

An alarming number of prospective teachers have criminal records ranging from theft to domestic violence

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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PODCAST | Zille gets candid with Peter Bruce on EFF and Ntuli’s future

She answers criticism that the DA, by comparing EFF members at Brackenfell High to Nazis, overstepped the mark

Peter Bruce
Columnist
1 min read
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‘That was one heck of a ride’: Musk blasts into a new era of space travel

The SpaceX launch was the first time a privately owned firm has transported Nasa astronauts

By Reuters
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Rape victims’ protection unit is a haven for predators

How do we trust a system if there is a perception that you are walking into a lion’s den?

3 min read
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Third time’s a charm: SA set to strike gold with investment conference

The country may not be able to escape the sobering predictions, but it’s known for its resilience

By Phumla Williams
4 min read

Ignore wage bill and SA will become another failed African state

Busa is turning up the heat on the government to make hard decisions on its ‘unsustainable fiscal stance’

Claire Bisseker
Economics writer
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 17 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Can Biden continue to bridge the gap on US’s other identity divide — class?

The issue played a critical role in the presidential election and will continue to sway politics

By Rana Foroohar
4 min read

Inside the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine: how BioNTech made the breakthrough

The couple behind the German company are pioneers in a technology that could transform medicine

By Joe Miller
13 min read
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Lockdown’s long-term legacy: ‘If I was at school, I wouldn’t be pregnant’

Stats show adolescent pregnancies have almost tripled in some parts of Kenya ... and the nation isn’t alone

By Ayenat Mersie
2 min read
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Unique deal is a win-win for landless Thais and mangroves

Families get desperately needed land in the vital ecosystems as long as they preserve them

By Rina Chandran
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

‘This Is Not a Burial’ is a fitting tribute to Twala’s immense talent

Lesotho filmmaker hopes to make history at 2021 Oscars, and his film promises to resurrect Southern African cinema

By Tymon Smith
4 min read

Smart young writer’s novel takes ‘domestic menace’ to wild places

Daisy Johnson’s new book puts a chilling and sinister spin on sisterhood

By Michele Magwood
3 min read

This awards ceremony speaks South African

The country’s indigenous languages were brought to the fore when Pendoring announced its 2020 winners

By staff reporter
1 min read

British snapper ranks death above celebs and models in new exhibition

With portraits of people and their dead loved ones alongside interviews, Rankin aims to get people talking about death

By Hanna Rantala
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sterra, this was to be about you, but as usual CSA stole the limelight

After this weekend’s chaos, the organisation’s members’ council can no longer be allowed to be a law unto itself

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read
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IPL smashes cash into the park, with even women’s T20 getting a look-in

Covid-19 has done nothing to dampen the league, with millions tuning in and sponsors opening their wallets

By Amlan Chakraborty
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Ledwaba gets up off the canvas to win world title

Today in SA sports history: November 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE