Friday, November 27 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Cyril, light a fire under JZ and Ace, and hopefully they’ll party elsewhere

Nothing is going to placate the cabal, so get rid of allegedly corrupt leaders and let them form their own party

4 min read
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Meet the men who, amid gunfire, helped save baby shot in gang hit

Two men hailed as heroes after rushing child to hospital after she was shot in hit on Ernie ‘Lastig’ Solomon

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
5 min read
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Ramaphosa faces his first motion of no confidence in parliament

New dawn has become a nightmare, says ‘faith-based’ ATM party that has brought the motion

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
2 min read
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Mkhwebane ‘abused public office’ over CR17 funding, Con Court told

As public protector fights to get high court ruling overturned, arguments centre on what ‘state affairs’ really are

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Ready, set, party for matrics, and Covid be damned

This year’s pilgrimage has all the makings of a superspreader event, but youngsters are unfazed

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read

Vaccine pressure intensifies as Africa’s Covid infections rise

The continent passed 50,000 deaths this week, highlighting the urgent need for a strategic plan

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

Tram drivers are in the fast lane when it comes to vital skills

The government’s biannual list of occupations in high demand gives a useful insight into skills needs

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

Liquidate ‘dishonest’ Road Accident Fund urgently, high court urges

The judge is scathing in her judgment of two cases, and points out that they were not isolated incidents

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | 16 days of activism are fine, but real changes must be made

Judging by our high rates of gender-based violence, 16 Days of Activism has made little impact

3 min read

A mystery of monolithic proportions, or are aliens just messing with us?

The discovery of the Utah monolith has got us all guessing and dreaming up weird and wonderful cosmic theories

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Raring for a rarity to come off a rear? Like hens’ teeth, it’s possible

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

Eye on the world – November 27 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Is Jeff Bezos really serious about beating climate change?

Amazon founder is donating $791m to green charities, but it will take more than money to help the planet

By Leslie Hook
4 min read

Damage the Earth, damage your brand: palm oil firms face financial fallout

Companies trading in or using the product could collectively lose up to $10bn in reputational and market risks

By Fathin Ungku
1 min read

We’re dying a slow death, say Delhi residents as pollution chokes city

PM2.5 levels are six times higher than those deemed safe by the WHO, but officials are doing little to fight back

By Mayank Bhardwaj and Neha Arora
3 min read

Cambodians turn to old friends to fight Covid – magic scarecrows

A centuries-old tradition is a trusted weapon against evil spirits and disease

By Chantha Lach
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Fyn dining at its best: a culinary kaleidoscope

This stylish, award-winning restaurant thoroughly deserves its accolades and surpasses all expectations

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

These are the best travel books of 2020

From mountains and graveyards to museums, stations and maps, these writers have it covered

By Tom Robbins
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Dormant Boks on top and staying put thanks to quirky ranking system

Despite not having played since last year’s Rugby World Cup final, SA are still the world’s top-ranked team

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

A case of contrasting captains as SA and England prepare to do battle

England’s Eoin Morgan wants to bring the joy factor back, while SA’s Quinton de Kock is still finding his feet

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read

All Blacks in crisis, while passionate Pumas are purring

New Zealand look to redeem themselves after shock loss to Argentina a fortnight ago

By Nick Mulvenney
2 min read

Blast from the past: Banyana break new World Cup ground

Today in SA sports history: November 27

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE