Thursday, November 19 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Friend or faux? We were pals no matter what Zondo says, insists Zuma

Former president claims judge is ‘being less than candid’ as decision on recusal is postponed to Thursday

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read
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Should they stay or should they go? Malawi courts to decide Bushiris’ fate

SA authorities to seek extradition for couple who have breached their bail conditions by leaving the country

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
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When the cents come marching in: 50 firms pledge to invest in SA

Ramaphosa promises reforms at gremlin-beset investment conference, but some experts remain dubious

By Lynley Donnelly
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Covid, leaks, impostors: inside the matric exams

Basic education department clings to optimism despite a long list of problems and glitches

2 min read
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If the Cape wants to save jobs, it must save its sharks – urgently

SA’s shark management plan has been reviewed to save the iconic species that is a huge boost to the local economy

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Provident fund clobbered for demanding pointless paternity test

The fund’s decision to withhold a woman’s payout is found to be ‘grossly inadequate and misleading’

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Zim takes Vim to its economy ... but is it too dirty to clean?

The country has launched a strategy to stimulate growth it hopes will average at 5% annually for the next five years

By Lenin Ndebele
3 min read
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SA musician no longer singing the blues after fans help him emigrate

Tony Cox hopes wife can earn living wage in the UK

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | ’Tis the season to be vigilant as Covid floors it in the north

Financially, SA does not have much more room to manouevre and it can’t afford another hard lockdown

2 min read
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Politicians and educators are playing games with our children’s lives

EFF shenanigans at Brackenfell High are disconcerting, as is the education department’s response to cheating

4 min read
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SABC purge targets the wrong people. It’s the fat cats who need the boot

The real problem is leaders who don’t have a plan, or the intellectual or professional capacity to develop one

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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If ‘obnoxious’ is this fresh, include me in that narrative

What starts off as a straightforward story turns into something else altogether in this mind-blowing debut

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 19 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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Ethiopia crisis: ‘a political mess that makes fathers fight sons’

Tigray conflict is the biggest test of Abiy Ahmed’s premiership and threatens to spill over into neighbouring countries

By David Pilling and Andres Schipani
12 min read
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Herd immunity, or is it just herd mentality in the search for a vaccine?

Some experts believe we should focus on a vaccine for the vulnerable rather than the masses

By Ludwig Burger and Kate Kelland
4 min read
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Airlines prepare to take flight with vaccines, but there are snags

Keeping Covid-19 vaccines at below-freezing temperatures remains the biggest hurdle

By Laurence Frost and Ilona Wissenbach
4 min read
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DRC closes door on Ebola with response that will help Covid vaccine rollout

A months-long outbreak has ended, with authorities ‘applying best practices from the outbreak to coronavirus’

By Hereward Holland and Fiston Mahamba
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

A tonic that’s sure to boost SA’s auction and design worlds

The Aspire x Tonic Fine Design Auction heralds a new era in SA for designers and collectors

By Julia Freemantle
2 min read

Revolutionary or ‘queer-baiter’? Either way, Harry’s styling

Gender takes centre stage in heated exchanges about the singer appearing on the cover of Vogue in a dress

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

Coveted Bathu sneakers take bold steps to leave a green footprint

One of the most sought-after brands in SA expands its range and sustainability factor

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bafana, pull your finger out or you’re not Ghana be going to Cameroon

The national team’s players need a lesson in self-motivation or their Afcon 2022 dream will become a nightmare

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Cricket is hoping for a positive outcome ... and negative results

SA and England cricket teams will play and live in a strict bio-bubble during the upcoming series

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Heads up as Nobby Stiles’s death puts dementia in the spotlight

Growing number of cases proves that dementia needs to be addressed, says family of Manchester United great

By Rohith Nair
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Bafana roar at Indomitable Lions

Today in SA sports history: November 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE