Monday, December 14 2020

HOLIDAY EDITION

TOP READS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

Ideas FREE

Lord almighty, Mogoeng, may your devilish theory be destroyed

When people of the stature of SA’s chief justice spew forth evidenceless drivel we should all be afraid

4 min read
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BEHIND THE SCENES | Ace scatters gifts, promises to win over ANC voters

Magashule goes door to door to ‘thank’ voters ... and shore up his support ahead of the national general council

4 min read
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Do SA’s Covid numbers add up, and have we interpreted the data correctly?

A top virologist explains how, by looking at the stats in different ways, very different conclusions can be drawn

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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SPECIAL REPORT | Cape businesses live in terror of their ‘protectors’

A ruthless extortion racket has taken root, and the gangs are becoming more efficient by the day

10 min read
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Khayelitsha’s ‘Robin Hood’ lived for greed, until it killed him

Ayanda ‘Borhey’ Mtila was a revered and feared member of his community. He died in a mysterious hail of bullets

Aron Hyman
Reporter
7 min read
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Cape vulture looks set to soar again ... but only with more human help

The population is finally looking stable thanks to public awareness programmes and supplementary feeding

5 min read
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Dodgy decoder cold-callers send out a poor signal to consumers

And in good news ... Standard Bank has fully reimbursed the estate of the pensioner defrauded in a vishing scam

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

LIFE

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Eye on the world – December 14 2020

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Why we returned to reading

This is how booksellers proved to be surprisingly resilient through the lockdowns of 2020

By Frederick Studemann
4 min read

Spring like a Bok into a festive fitness regime

Former Springbok Stefan Terblanche shares workout ideas you can squeeze in without missing the holiday fun

By Stefan Terblanche
2 min read

Got stupid money this season? Then look smart for your favourite geeks

At a loss for Christmas gifts? Here are some techie ideas that are sure to bag you the biggest slice of cake

By Staff Writer
3 min read

Let go in the Lego-like Tourneo, a bus fit for families and far-flung feats

Ford’s shape-shifter will move mini-soccer teams in the week and the whole family, hounds included, at weekends

By Denis Droppa
4 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Khumalo loses his sting in rematch against Galloway

Today in SA sports history: December 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

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