Thursday, November 26 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Sport FREE

The ‘Hand of God‘ laid to rest: Maradona saw both heaven and hell

OBITUARY | There was never a dull moment as Diego Maradona’s off the pitch antics overshadowed his genius

By Andrew Downie, Simon Gardner, Rex Gowar and Fiona Ortiz
6 min read
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Experts divided as pupils to get 5% extra marks to stop them failing

The 2020-only policy for grades 4 and 9 has boffins worried about class sizes, under-preparedness and heterogeneity

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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A pear-shaped production of billboard proportions, but it is the ANC

Renash Ramdas has reaped a R100m reward because a party conehead thought R3,000 a poster was pennies

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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ANC won’t pay R102m for election posters despite court order

Party says it will appeal judgment rather than pay Durban-based company

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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SADC at last forced to act on Moz insurgency

Strategy meeting on Friday after 50 beheadings draw worldwide pressure on southern Africa to intervene

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Why did killer nanny lie to get job? Family left to grieve and speculate

The court heard how the child-minder may have spun a web of lies to gain the trust of her employer and score a job

4 min read
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Fury as kulula doesn’t let passengers use lockdown tickets over Christmas

Airline’s explanations do nothing to mollify people with unused tickets they want to use over festive season

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read
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African ICUs have the world’s highest Covid death rate. Why?

Scarce resources and fewer critical care interventions contribute to mortality, new study finds

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Milo’s big adventure – followed by rescue – has the whole town yapping

New neighbours help family locate their dog, who is undergoing a ‘midlife crisis’, on a vertiginous clifftop

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

EDITORIAL | It’s great a vaccine is coming to SA, but many questions loom

How will the rollout be managed? Who will be the lucky 10%? These and other concerns need answering

4 min read
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Online learning is here to stay and parents have a vital role to play

Some believe the pandemic was a blessing in disguise, forcing conservative schools to become more proactive

4 min read
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Some serial material to keep you up at night

If you are fascinated with serial killers, you might want to get your teeth into these novels, but do it in the daytime

3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – November 26 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Biden’s foreign policy picks signal US is back for global business

President elect signals desire to export global and moral leadership after Trump’s isolationism

By Katrina Manson
4 min read

The west has emboldened Egypt’s repressive regime

ANALYSIS | Egypt’s Western allies say its stability is vital, but do nothing to help it become democratic and prosperous

By Financial Times
3 min read
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He’s a Covid-19 vaccine whizz, but has no place to call home

Scientist Nowras Rahhal is among the world’s 10 million stateless people, many of whom live on society’s fringes

By Emma Batha
4 min read
World FREE

‘Unbearable grief’: Meghan breaks taboo and reveals miscarriage

The duchess reflects on her loss in a newspaper article, an unprecedented move for a member of the royal family

By Estelle Shirbon
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Glow with the eco-friendly flow

Look good and care for Earth with beauty brands that keep your wellbeing (and nature’s) top of mind

By Nokubonga Thusi
2 min read

A collaboration to keep clothes in the chill zone

Bold prints and love are in for summer, says local designer Gavin Rajah, who has teamed up with Pick n Pay Clothing

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Is this the end of unhappiness for the ‘Happy People’?

The class of 2020/21 certainly look like they can deliver for their starving fans

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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SA beware! England ‘spoilt for choice’ ahead of upcoming series

Batsman Jason Roy hails fierce competition for places in ‘amazing’ touring squad

By Nick Said
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Bartlett chips in with a brace to down Zimbabwe

Today in SA sports history: November 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE