Monday, November 30 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The ANC may find it alluring, but corruption amnesty is a very bad idea

The measure of Ramaphosa’s clean-up commitment lies in the year ahead, a year in which the ANC faces implosion

4 min read

Firm linked to ANC official’s fiancée gets contract despite rejected tender

Gauteng ANC provincial secretary Jacob Khawe feels he is being wrongly targeted over the scandal

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read

SA-wide rewrite of maths paper 2 ‘appears unlikely’

Because of the small number of pupils found to be in possession of it, a selective rewrite is probable: source

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Cape Town CBD turns into wild west as taxi turf war breaks out

The dispute that turned the city into a battle ground appears to be over lucrative long distance taxi routes

Aron Hyman
Reporter
6 min read
News FREE

‘You’re called a liar’: Former swimmer again accuses coach of abusing her

Alleged victim has red-flagged coach for the third time, but club’s ex-chairperson says he was cleared at the time

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
7 min read

For crying out loud, what are babies trying to tell us?

Scientists say humans are hard-wired to recognise their babies — but they don’t always understand what they are saying

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Why was matric event allowed as Covid rages?

Matric Rage has become infamous for a number of reasons. Will it add ‘superspreader’ to its notoriety?

2 min read

With scamsters vishing, it pays to be paranoid

Vishing — fraud committed via voice, specifically a phone call — is particularly rife at the moment

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the World - November 30 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By REUTERS
0 min read

Constitutional question at the heart of Ethiopia’s fight in Tigray

Some see ‘ethnic federalism’ and a ‘nation of nations’ as the country’s salvation, others as its damnation

By David Pilling
4 min read

‘It’s finally got to rural America’: coronavirus surges in the Dakotas

Midwest states have become pandemic hotbed after summer of flouting public health advice

By Joshua Chaffin
5 min read

Newborn with antibodies gives Covid-19 the boot

A Singaporean has given birth to a boy with virus antibodies, but no Covid-19, giving clues about ‘rare’ transmission

By Aradhana Aravindan
1 min read

Britain to go green for the queen

Britons are being encouraged to plant trees to mark the monarch’s 70 years on throne

By Sarah Young
1 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Want to lose weight without lifting weights?

Strength training can burn a lot of calories, but if weight-training does your head in there are alternatives

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Oh, Lord, won’t you buy me a neon Rolls-Royce

Black Badge Neon Nights limited editions are collectables for fans of bright hues

By Denis Droppa
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

I knew Maradona, and he was even more wonderful than I’d ever dreamed

The 2010 World Cup media manager shares his memories of the greatest footballer of our time

By Jermaine Craig
7 min read

All Blacks have silver in sight as they pounce on and trounce Pumas

Coach Ian Foster praises his team for their prowess and the organisers for getting tournament off the ground

By Nick Mulvenney
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE