Tuesday, December 15 2020

HOLIDAY EDITION

TOP READS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

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Sober up, SA ... or deadly festive season looms

‘If we don’t do things differently, this will be the last Christmas for many South Africans,’ says Ramaphosa

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
5 min read
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Cyril slows it down, but South Africans can still travel home for Christmas

Many people have been concerned about being able to return to their loved ones. They’re in luck, for now

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA
5 min read
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IN FULL | Curbs, tighter curfew, calls for obedience: Cyril’s address

Read word for word what the president had to say to SA on Monday night

17 min read
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‘Badly designed’ computer system leaves tour guides out in the cold

In a field full of illegal guides, the qualified ones struggle for months or even years to get their accreditation

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Never mind rewrites, maybe it’s time to rethink Umalusi boss’s pay cheque

Umalusi CEO Mafu Rakometsi’s annual package is almost R2.6m, R200,000 more than the person who hired him

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

As usual, all SA wants for Christmas is leadership with teeth

While the elves demand money, the ‘anti-vaxxers’ dis shots and Ace gets an early gift, the rest of us just want order

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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CSA is on a learning curve, but that curve is not steep enough

Boardroom sideshows are always tiring, especially when a path needs to be forged in difficult times for Cricket SA

Khanyiso Tshwaku
Sports reporter
3 min read
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In the Fick of it: how does SA’s new boxing champ rate among the greats?

It’s taken Tian Fick 41 months to add his name to the trophy, joining the likes of Gerrie Coetzee and Mike Schutte

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

LIFE

ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT MATTER

Want to know who f***ed up SA in the past 10 years? Then this one’s for you

And if you’re at a loose end as to what to buy that person who has everything, it’s the perfect stocking filler

By Staff reporter
2 min read

We’re all a little stupid, but there’s hope: 10 books for the holidays

From history in Technicolor to a dystopian wake-up call, 10 literary picks for the holidays (and beyond)

By David Gorin
11 min read

The art of making sense of a tough 2020: salvaging hope from the wreckage

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words has works by artists who have collaborated with the David Krut gallery this year

By Chris Thurman
3 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Benni bags a brace as Bafana bounce back to beat Egypt

Today in SA sports history: December 15-16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

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