Thursday, December 3 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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ATM’s no-confidence motion flails as it sets hopes on secret ballot

If a court application for a secret ballot isn’t made before debate, it says it will ask for session to be postponed

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
3 min read
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Government is rearranging deckchairs while SA education sinks without trace

Education department’s hit-and-miss approach to assessment and extra marks is putting SA in dire peril

4 min read
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New Gauteng health MEC gets top team ... and she’s going to need it

Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi replaces Bandile Masuku in a department plagued by corruption and maladministration

3 min read
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TALKING POINT | SA boozes badly, so why aren’t alcohol adverts banned?

Experts say government’s failure to curb or ban alcohol advertising has made the subsequent harm and abuse worse

Orrin Singh
Reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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‘St Anne’s is still committed to transformation’

Elite school makes pledge after Nelson Mandela Foundation withdraws from its diversity project

2 min read
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Alcohol-free sanitiser gets thumbs-up as poisonings mount

Other sanitisers are just as effective against Covid-19 as alcohol-based products, a US study has found

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read
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PODCAST | Finally, an SOE chairman standing up to political bullying

The SABC’s Bongumusa Makhathini offers some advice on leadership to President Cyril Ramaphosa

1 min read
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ANALYSIS | Caf presidency: is Motsepe’s bid more goals or penalties?

Experts Mamadou Gaye and Thomas Kwenaite give their views on the Downs owner’s chances of getting the job

Marc Strydom
Journalist
5 min read
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South Africans make world-class whoopee on their wedding nights

A global survey has placed this country at number eight when it comes to post-nuptial sex

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Buy local to keep things lekker

As small local business come under pressure, you have the power to save them

2 min read
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Magashule doesn’t need an ace up his sleeve, he’s got 26 years of precedent

Perhaps the ANC will start respecting the law and Magashule will be brought to book, but then again ...

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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All hail the ever-green Lucy Maud Montgomery

The ‘Anne of Green Gables’ author may have left us more than 70 years ago, but her memory and character live on

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – Thursday, December 3 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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UK set for Covid-19 vaccinations from ‘next week’ after regulatory approval

Emergency use of BioNTech/Pfizer jab authorised ahead of US and EU

By Joe Miller
2 min read
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In the CAR, diamonds don’t make friends, they make child labour and poverty

In a country with one of the world’s highest child labour rates, Covid-19 has forced more children into its mines

By Antoine Rolland
4 min read

Iraqi translators live in terror as the West withdraws

The interpreters who worked for UK and US forces fear they are an easy target for Iran-backed militias

By Chloe Cornish
3 min read

Australia urges allies to drink its wine to counter China ‘bullying’

Beijing imposed range of sanctions on Canberra after call for inquiry into Covid-19 origins

By Jamie Smyth
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Reimagining retail by egging on inclusivity and originality

A revolutionary store concept which brings smaller retailers into a corporate space has opened in SA

By Emma Jordan
2 min read

How a wiener became a fashion icon

The best in dachshund fashion from your favourite designers

By Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

The pricey pitter-patter of little feet

Okapi and Rara Studio’s Baba Skoens are perfect for tiny toes

By Katharynn Kesselaar
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Sky’s the limit for high-flying Mosimane as he conquers Africa

After all his success, instead of asking what could go wrong, we should be asking if Europe will be his next challenge

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Australia look to pack in the cricket lovers as crowd limits are lifted

Full house expected at 48,000 seater Sydney Cricket Ground for T20 International against India

By Ian Ransom
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Hash and AB pile on the runs

Today in SA sports history: December 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE