Friday, December 4 2020

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Cyril puts hotspot Bay in the dry dock, but initiation season will go ahead

Nelson Mandela Bay’s curfew will revert to 10pm to 4am and alcohol sales have been restricted

By Aphiwe Deklerk and Kgothatso Madisa
3 min read
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Zuma ‘actively attacking’ Zondo probe, Constitutional Court told

The state capture inquiry is asking SA’s highest court to force the ex-president to obey a new summons

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read
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Safety bar is very low for new cars sold in SA, as crash tests show

See which vehicles test poorly for driver and child safety – as well as those which performed well over three years

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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It all comes out in the wash: ‘Solid evidence proves Guptas’ shady deals’

Paul Holden tells state capture inquiry how a R283m Free State government investment ballooned to R880m

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Prince died after ‘night of booze, drugs, sex’

Escorts accused of his murder tell their version of what happened on Prince Lethukuthula Zulu’s final night

3 min read
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Parties jest and mock as Cyril no-confidence vote is pushed back

ATM’s court action over secret ballot will only be heard in February, leading to the delay

Thabo Mokone
Parliamentary editor
3 min read
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Africa fights fake Covid ‘facts’ as infections soar again

Citing vaccines, the Africa CDC director says one of the biggest challenges now is false information and its impact

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Lawyer who unleashed ‘wave of insults’ finds himself washed up

He has character defects that make him unsuitable for his job, high court rules as it strikes him off roll of attorneys

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
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Cape tour firms get a shot of adrenalin to help them recover from Covid

The Cape Town Tourism Development Fund is helping carefully selected companies through the hard times

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Renewed Covid-19 measures need buy-in or we will rue the day

We are on a slippery slope to collapse, so let’s shelve protocol dismissiveness, politicking and power struggles

2 min read
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Great Walls of fire: when will we stop horsing around with road safety?

Safety tests show the GWM Steed is a deathtrap when it comes to collisions, but that’s par for the course on SA roads

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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Kawaii! I’ve gone nuts with an acute attack of cuteness overload

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 – Friday, December 4 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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UK approval of Covid vaccine is a giant hooray for science

The surge in optimism is fully warranted but must be accompanied by forbearance

By Anjana Ahuja
3 min read
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North American investors are the big winners in bitcoin’s triumph

The cryptocurrency’s boom represents a shift in the market away from East Asia

By Tom Wilson and Alun John
5 min read
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One little boy, one enormous crisis: Hassan wastes away as Yemen implodes

A 10-year-old boy weighing just 13kg is just one among two million Yemeni children whose lives are on the line

By Essa al Ragehi and Abdulrhman Al-Ansi
2 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Lebo M faces the music in new reality series

Enjoy a front-row seat for the drama that is the life of one of SA’s most successful exports

By Kevin Kriedemann
4 min read

A disappointing US version of a Brit series, ...

That’s what’s coming to your couch this weekend

By Tymon Smith
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Rugby’s over-complicated laws are fouling play

In many instances this has to do with TMOs, with Nigel Owens saying the game needs to rely less on them

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Let’s be clear, SA could learn from England

The English have used their 50-over side as a developmental base for the T20 series, giving them a fresh start

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
2 min read
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They were a team of giants, possibly the greatest Bok team ever

There are certain moments in rugby history that are impossible to leave behind

By Kevin McCallum
4 min read
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Blast from the past: Baby Jake boxes clever to defend title at Sun City

Today in SA sports history: December 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE