Tuesday, September 28 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

EDITORIAL | Covid and lives be damned, all politicians want is votes

Manifesto launches ahead of local polls, in the midst of Covid-19, prove politicos only care about themselves

3 min read

Before parties promise us the world, let’s start with the basics

We will soon drown in unnecessary manifestos when the message from the public is loud and clear

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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‘I couldn’t even look at the whole body’: slain ANC councillor’s brother

Devastated sibling, ANC suspect the looming local elections are behind the hit on Mabopane councillor Tshepo Motaung

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Hawks zero in on Deokaran murder motive

Among the irregularities the whistleblower red-flagged was a contract for the supply of hospital beds in Ekurhuleni

By Graeme Hosken and Belinda Pheto
4 min read
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14 Nkandla consultants who cashed in on millions ‘had dodgy certificates’

Hearing to recoup R155m from architect in charge of Zuma homestead upgrade begins with damning evidence

By TANIA BROUGHTON
2 min read
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‘If I’d murdered my sister I would’ve cleaned the scene’: accused cop

‘Killer cop’ Nomia Ndlovu denies tampering with evidence after her sister’s death, despite testimony to the contrary

6 min read
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Healthy opportunity offers youngsters the chance to impart healthy know-how

A Wits programme is providing young Sowetans with the skills to become health advocates and find jobs

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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By not chickening out, this ‘little guy’ has beaten the pandemic coop

Small-business owner Letlhogonolo Motseeng shares what it takes to make it in an ‘extreme sport’ in tough times

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

OBITUARY | Franz Marx: man with the Midas touch

SA’s daily soap opera pioneer with ‘Egoli’ was a meticulous and hands-on director and writer

By Chris Barron
6 min read
Ideas FREE

SA whistleblowers shouldn’t live in fear

Business people, politicians and civil society bodies must push for a system that incentivises and protects them

By Monray Marsellus Botha
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – September 28 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Vaxxing question: Why did Covax give more doses to UK than poor nations?

Body plans to overhaul methodology to take into account the proportion of a country’s vaccinated population

By Francesco Guarascio
6 min read
World FREE

Things may soon Zuck for Facebook as legislators un-like its practices

Zuckerberg’s behaviour is not that of a leader on damage control and investors are starting to take notice

By Parmy Olson
5 min read
World FREE

South Korea’s dog meat industry may have had its day

President Moon Jae-in hints at a dog meat ban amid debate over animal rights

By Hyonhee Shin
1 min read
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Artist gets his money for nothing and his cheques for free

‘Take the Money and Run’: Jens Haaning takes museum’s R1.2m and runs, calls it artwork

By Christian Wienberg
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

After five movies, Daniel Craig breaks his bond with 007 franchise

‘No Time To Die’ sees Daniel Craig bid a final farewell to Bond girls, martinis, gadgets, Aston Martins and villains

By Sarah Mills
2 min read

Broadway’s lights may be back on, but it needs to change its tune

‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘The Inheritance’ won big at the Tonys, but stars says black artists need more opportunities

By Jill Serjeant
2 min read

In life and in death: Rolling Stones mark first tour without Charlie Watts

The band gave tribute to their late drummer with an emotional video to kick off their 13-date tour

By Jill Serjeant
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

US Ryder Cup win opens door to new era

A young American team filled with rookies defied the doubters to thrash the more battle-hardened Europeans

By Steve Keating
4 min read
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Hamilton hits 100 but engine concerns hang over title bid

Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton celebrates ‘mind-blowing’ achievement at Russian Grand Prix in Sochi

By Alan Baldwin
3 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Sweet victory as Ncita outpoints ‘Sugar Baby’ Rojas

Today in SA sports history: September 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE