Wednesday, November 18 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Why was Malawian flight delayed ... and were the Bushiris involved?

Malawi and SA have conflicting explanations, as president’s aide denies he had relationship with prophet

By Amanda Khoza
6 min read
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There’s a reason why people fall for the likes of Bushiri and Ace

We can only pity these poor, gullible souls who have been so let down by the people who should be leading them

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read
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Umbrella closes for Santam as court forces it to pay out for Covid losses

In a ‘litmus lawsuit’, a judge has ordered the insurance company to make good on its policies

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Sparks fly as ‘racial slurs’ mar Diwali joy

Pretoria men face criminal charges, while a race horse trainer has been suspended following allegations of racism

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Court bounces bouncer in breach of privacy case against journos, police

A man whose criminal history was outlined in court, then published, has had all but his defamation case rejected

3 min read
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Where will the unbundling of Regiments Capital’s murky dealings lead to?

Judge orders that implicated company can sell its Capitec shares so creditors can be paid

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Limpopo education department is brought to book and settles for millions

Textbook provider stopped delivery of books in 2012 after dispute over monies owed

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Pesticides are a real headache for children in farming areas, study finds

SA has sub-Saharan Africa’s ‘highest application rates’, with more than 3,000 formulations registered for use

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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SA can’t afford capture of state capture probe

Good people’s careers have been destroyed by the greed of those who are clutching at every straw to survive

2 min read
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To understand Trump, realise he’s a child

US president’s self-importance and enormous ego will simply not allow him to leave quietly and with dignity

3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 18 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Anti-Trump Republicans map an uncertain future

Any bipartisan compromises with the Biden administration will probably be limited

By Courtney Weaver
3 min read

The kids aren’t alright: how Generation Covid is losing out

A global survey shows resentment is brewing among the under-30s as unemployment and restrictions bite

By Federica Cocco
4 min read
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Great Scott! Boris has it in for Clyde and part of him is nervous

Johnson says giving powers to Scotland was ‘a disaster’, causing jitters among Conservatives and enraging nationalists

By Estelle Shirbon and Guy Faulconbridge
2 min read
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When it comes to fake meat, it’s all about the fat

Breakthrough means that plant-based substitutes will at last genuinely taste like the real thing

By Silke Koltrowitz
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

SA suipers will try anything, as long as it’s wine

If you have the time and patience, there are certainly wines worth tracking down and leaving to age

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Cheer up, people, Coobs is at your service

Chef James Diack has reopened his farm-to-fork eatery in a fresh new space

By Steve Steinfeld
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Turning a blind eye to sexual abuse makes you as guilty as the predator

Accusations against two coaches beg the question: how many underage sports people have been abused in SA?

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Buttler not behind the door as he warns ‘bubble’ may burst on SA tour

England wicketkeeper urges teammates to speak up on potential burnout or claustrophobia

By Rohith Nair
1 min read
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Blast from the past: It’s hundreds for Du Preez abroad, not so much for SA

Today in SA sports history: November 18

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE