Wednesday, November 25 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Lockdown booze ban saved 21 lives a day

Shocking stats reveal how badly SA is impacted by alcohol, with young men bearing the brunt

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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‘Any truck is fair game’: Terror as rampant attacks leave one driver dead

Industry leaders say government has ‘no political will’ to solve the problem, with 30 trucks attacked last week alone

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read
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EFF, PAC face hate speech probe over Brackenfell High outbursts

Human rights commission says there is prima facie evidence to suggest PAC endorsed ‘one settler, one bullet’ slogan

Aron Hyman
Reporter
6 min read
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State’s lack of action on 5G is ruining SA’s economy

While the world – and African countries with fewer resources than us – leap into the digital future, SA slumbers

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Malema’s threats against cops: provocation or just political metaphor?

Experts differ on how serious his inflammatory words were, and on whether they will lead to acts of violence

3 min read
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SA man who couldn’t accept his stepson’s illness jailed for murder in UK

A British police investigator said the youngster suffered a ‘miserable existence’ at the hands of his stepfather

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
1 min read
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Power to the people: micro-grids to boost women in informal trade

A Cape innovator has won an award to pilot a project bringing electricity to a poverty-stricken area

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Through sheer heart and grit, Cape entrepreneur reaps what she sews

I want to better our economy and create more jobs, says brave business woman Carmy Davis who took a leap of faith

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Stats expose SA’s huge gender gap, but what can we do about it?

Oxfam report highlights systematic oppression of SA women and how this can be eliminated

3 min read
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In SA, as in Poland, the Bolsheviks rule, not the democrats

The country is masquerading as a democracy, so don’t think comradeship, cadre deployment and failure odd

Tony Leon
Columnist
5 min read
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Is SA headed for a protracted, race-based civil war?

Ongoing stand-offs between the EFF and white right wing point to a worrying scenario that is gaining traction

Ebrahim Harvey
Political analyst
6 min read
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If you have the Gaul to play on words, go to Asterix for the Covid basix

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 25 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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50,000 deaths and counting: how Britain bungled its Covid-19 response

The country’s fragmented, bureaucratic reaction has been disastrous from day one and led to a second wave

By Andrew MacAskill, Ryan McNeill, Stephen Grey, Steve Stecklow, Tommy Wilkes and Andrew R.C. Marshall
22 min read
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Decades of work, and half a dose of fortune, drove Oxford vaccine success

A matter of trial and error as university vaccinologists believe they have found a 90% effective Covid-19 vaccine

By Alistair Smout, Kate Kelland and Ludwig Burger
5 min read
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Getting the carbon price right is the best way to combat climate change

The US, EU and Asia’s China, Japan and South Korea have all pledged to cut emissions to ‘net zero’

By Susanna Twidale and Kate Abnett
5 min read
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VR laughs all the way to the bank as finance firms embrace digital offices

Bankers and traders join gamers in exploiting the wonders and convenience of this technology

By Elizabeth Howcroft and Saikat Chatterjee
6 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Upstairs, Back Yard has the views and the vibe

Durban’s new rooftop bar, Back Yard at Umhlanga Arch, is a tropical triumph

By Candice Botha
2 min read

How super-rich style their lockdown universes

Whether it is aboard a private jet or a luxury yacht, the lucky few are socially distancing in style

By Mark Smyth
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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The time for Sascoc and bull is over, so bring on the independents

A proposed arbitration tribunal under the Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill is what SA needs to reshape sport

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Up or down, quiet Ngcongca was a team player who always had your back

Aaron Mokoena says he was honoured to captain the player, whose nine years in Europe showed how good he was

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Allan Donald destroys England

Today in SA sports history: November 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE