Monday, October 4 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Join the dots, SSA, because it looks as if we’re in for more chaos

In run-up to local polls, politicians are killing their own. One wonders what they’ll do if they lose to an opponent

4 min read

I was sniffing glue with bad boys until rugby rescued me: Siya Kolisi

An exclusive extract from ‘Rise’, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s autobiography

By Siya Kolisi
6 min read
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Emerging markets can’t pay costs of the zero-carbon transition alone

Urgency and innovation are required to fill the climate-finance gap

By Nazmeera Moola
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Orange you glad there’s a political alternative like this?

There are new kids on Durban’s political block - community activists who aim to shake up a tainted municipality

By Yasantha Naidoo and Mfundo Mkhize
7 min read
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Chemical giant UPL flouted regulations before toxic spill, claims minister

The Green Scorpions will continue investigating the Durban disaster that resulted after looters torched the facility

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read
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Fret over Ferris wheel: Mossel Bay divided on ‘April Fool’s joke’ plan

The structure, offering panoramic views of the scenic town, has been touted as an economic injection to the area

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read
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This piggy never went to market and is now raking in millions with her art

SA’s Pigcasso is causing a stir in an Amsterdam gallery, the first to feature the work of a non-human artist

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Pounce on tiger pet owners before the cats attack kids

A crèche and a wild predator living side by side highlights SA’s problem of tigers in captivity

3 min read
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Smooth call-centre operators: why even sell ouma a second phone contract?

Sales scripts never include a closing statement that sets out the deal clearly, and the elderly are often targets

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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PODCAST | The national shift in vaccine thinking

Khwezi Science Report chats with Prof Keymanthri Moodley about anti-vaxxers and vaccine passports

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 4 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Merck’s cheap Covid pill raises hopes for developing world

The innovative pill will be a godsend to many poorer countries left behind in the Covid vaccination push

By James Paton
2 min read
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Get a grip, Boris, because voters will soon tire of your Micawberish ways

The British prime minister is facing a raft of problems that are not going to go away with administrative improvisation

By Martin Ivens
6 min read
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Kevin James and family racially abused me, claims Hispanic nanny

New York federal court hears how actor’s sister-in-law spearheaded alleged racial abuse

By Patrick Dorrian
2 min read
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Qataris shun female election candidates, but they’re not giving up

The contenders were seeking to improve women’s and children’s integration into the nation’s paternalist society

By Lisa Barrington and Andrew Mills
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Garfield would be impressed: Jag’s E-Pace is a fat cat for the ’burbs

Very much a suburban pet, this snug road-holder should appeal to singletons, couples and empty-nesters

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Anxiety and modern life: young LGBT+ YouTube star on the price of fame

Connor Franta, for whom life is more manageable now, aims through his work to make others feel less alone

By HUGO GREENHALGH
3 min read

Banksy painting set to balloon collector’s coffers

The artist’s ‘The Girl With Balloon’ diptych, which has been in private hands, is up for auction for the first time

By Hanna Rantala
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Tale of two coaches: we’re not yet where we want to be, says Bok coach

All Blacks moving forward despite Springboks loss, says coach Ian Foster

By Michael Church
3 min read
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Aussie skipper Paine says Ashes going ahead, with or without Root

Some England players have expressed doubts over ‘bubble fatigue’ and Australia’s quarantine protocols

By Ian Ransom and Manasi Pathak
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Lambie to the slaughter as Boks edge All Blacks

Today in SA sports history: October 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE