Wednesday, September 29 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

ANALYSIS | Vote the heck? SA has to choose from fibbers and fantasists

The top three parties’ wish lists for the local government polls are unimpressive, to say the least

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
5 min read

Political promises are the pits, and ANC’s usually end up down the toilet

As the local government elections approach, ANC pledges from 15 years ago still haven’t been fulfilled

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
News FREE

Support us or face our wrath at the polls, Shembe faction warns ANC

Thousands march through Durban in support of their choice in leadership dispute, amid Covid superspreader fears

By Mfundo Mkhize
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

I thought it was tickets: man’s seal attack terror

A Cape Town diver has recounted his horrifying battle to escape a leopard seal that nearly had him for breakfast

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

‘Parents sell pupils’ souls’: predatory teachers thrive off poverty

Educators are under investigation for impregnating underage schoolgirls, then using gifts to bribe them into silence

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

I couldn’t even look at the whole body: slain ANC councillor’s brother

ANC suspects the looming local elections are behind the hit on Mabopane councillor Tshepo Motaung

5 min read

Innovation is the name of the game and even llamas can help us fight Covid

UCT scientists are part of a global movement for new ideas in health management to fight the pandemic

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

Animals are shape-shifting. Don’t be surprised if you see a real Dumbo soon

Climate change is heaping pressure on animals to adapt physically, with longer appendages reported, say experts

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Whistleblowers are heroes, yet SA treats them like villains

Systems and laws that supposedly guarantee protection didn’t save Babita Deokaran. It’s simply not good enough

3 min read
Ideas FREE

How a doctor is milking the oxygen market so Africa can breathe easy

Bernard Olayo builds oxygen plants near hospitals, a business that has boomed since the advent of Covid-19

By David Herbling
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Helping oldies bridge the digital divide is something we can all do

We have a social responsibility to make information technology more accessible to the older generation

By Stephan Geyer
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – September 29 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

UK leaders add fuel to the fire when there’s none to spare

Critics of the government have been quick to blame Brexit for the fuel shortage, but it’s not that simple

By Therese Raphael
5 min read
World FREE

Like the US red-blue split, Germany’s Iron Curtain sways the polls

Political lines in Germany are drawn along geographical borders that bear the legacy of the country’s old divisions

By Andreas Kluth
3 min read
World FREE

Brazil climate crises a dog’s breakfast for world as food prices rocket

Study predicts 10% drop in yields in 30 years, in which time global population is expected to grow more than a fifth

By Peter Millard, Fabiana Batista and Leslie Patton
8 min read
World FREE

Aussies take saving coral to new heights, but is it a drop in the ocean?

Scientists have come up with a method to thicken clouds and reduce sunlight on the Great Barrier Reef

By Stefica Nicol Bikes
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Winemakers’ guild uncorks auction picks that reflect transformation

Thanks to sponsorship, the body has invested in significant upliftment work, and you can taste it

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Dine at the edge with Vusi Ndlovu

The award-winning chef takes residence at 58 in The Cradle of Humankind

By Staff reporter
2 min read

Burberry lets a new camel out of the bag

The fashion house’s Animal Instinct collection has seen it deconstruct its trademark trench coat for spring

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Boks stick to their guns for round two against All Blacks

World champs look set to stay with the same game plan for Saturday’s match against world No.1 team

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
4 min read
Sport FREE

Hey Makaringe! You’re trying to do too much, says former Bucs star

Benson Mhlongo on Fortune Makaringe: ‘At Pirates you don’t need to shine, but deliver’

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Habana hat-trick helps Boks wallop Wallabies

Today in SA sports history: September 29

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE