Friday, November 20 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Zuma could face big stick for flouncing out of Zondo probe

He runs the risk of being found in contempt for his disappearing act after judge refused to recuse himself

By Genevieve Quintal and Mawande Amashabalala
4 min read
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With friends like the ANC’s, who needs enemies?

As the Zuma-Zondo contretemps proves yet again, for the ANC friendship means something very different

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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No matter how difficult, matrics show true grit in final exams

A number of matrics have fallen ill, but they have shown character, with some even writing in hospital

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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SABC bosses acted in bad faith on job cut plans

Deputy minister says communications ministry only heard of retrenchments when the rest of SA did as well

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
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Have a super time, but keep it to max 10 pax

Scientists have found that gatherings which exceed this number are superspreaders in the making

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Profiteering mask firm’s fine scrapped as judge chides over-eager watchdog

Context is everything as judge overturns penalty against company, even though it was guilty of price-hiking

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
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80% of Africans ready to accept Covid-19 vaccine as infections rise

The Africa CDC says this is encouraging because in the developed world only 40% to 60% are open to it

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read
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PODCAST | Is pollen the bee’s knees of forensic science?

In the world of forensic palynology, tiny grains of pollen help solve some of the most mysterious crimes

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Let’s hope exam paper leak doesn’t open the floodgates

Education department is in damage control mode and cannot afford another question mark overs its credibility

2 min read
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Painting from the heart ... that’s Esther Mahlangu’s secret to success

The world-renowned artist who recently celebrated her 85th birthday is as passionate and productive as ever

5 min read
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Listen up, unless it knocks you out, it’s simply not stunning

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – November 20 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Europe doesn’t want to ‘see race’, but Covid is a rude awakening

The reluctance to record data along racial lines may hinders efforts for a targeted approach in tackling the virus

By Victoria Waldersee
6 min read
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Migrants face death, but dream of better life makes it worthwhile

Experts are worried about the thousands who may have died undetected, but migrants ‘are not afraid’

By Edward McAllister
3 min read
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Social entrepreneurs + social innovation = social responsibility

NPOs are innovating to sustain themselves and others, but businesses and governments need to step in too

By Beh Lih Yi and Nita Bhalla
4 min read

Have journalists finally learnt how to challenge political lies?

The profession needs much higher standards to prevent Trump-like figures broadcasting falsehoods

By Simon Kuper
4 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

There’s a whole lot to Di for on TV this weekend

However, the Oscar certainly doesn’t go to the docuseries on Paralympian Pistorius

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

No time for the Dust to settle on hit show

‘His Dark Materials’ is back for a magical second season

By Kevin Kriedemann
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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If the rugby awards hadn’t been cancelled, who would’ve won?

It’s been decided not enough Test rugby has been played this year to warrant the annual World Rugby ceremony

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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New mindset for Proteas ... but Boucher wants good old AB back

SA coach has promised a new positive, aggressive approach in the upcoming series against England

By Nick Said
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Night to remember as Bafana beat world champs Spain

Today in SA sports history: November 20

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE