Wednesday, October 6 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Fanning racism is no way to fight an election

With the dearth of political options, I may as well just take election day off, relax and WhatsApp my friends

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

Nice if you can get it: estate living on rise as wealthy hole up in luxury

Research shows about half of SA’s dollar millionaires live in or have second homes in lifestyle estates

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Final kind act of banker, cyclist and family man killed in horror crash

Family and cycling fraternity devastated after a speeding taxi ploughed into Alex Otto in Sandton

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read

Long Covid is caused by micro clots, SA research suggests

Another study has found that nearly 40% of Covid-19 survivors experience at least one long-term symptom

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
News FREE

The message is clear: Facebook needs competition

This week’s global crash highlights the risks associated with monopolies, say politicians and experts

By Jennifer Ryan and Aoife White
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

‘Unrepentant’ wife killer Jason Rohde gets no mercy from appeal court

Harsh sentencing reflects the fact that he has taken no responsibility for his crimes, rules SCA

4 min read
News FREE

SA must up its teacher-training game or the maths won’t add up

A recent report says the ratio between qualified teachers and pupils in sub-Saharan Africa is steadily increasing

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

‘We’re drinking sewage’: Hammanskraal’s daily struggle for clean water

For nearly two decades residents have had to deal with undrinkable water, and little is being done to help them

Khanyisile Ngcobo
Story producer
6 min read
News FREE

It’s not the whole picture: E Cape municipality defends R15m stadium

Images of the multimillion-rand project infuriated South Africans who felt the outcomes did not match the budget

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Cash is queen, but MaMkhize’s envelope saga goes one step too far

The new premiership boss’s latest stunt is cringe-worthy and not to be countenanced

3 min read
Ideas FREE

SA coal deal could usher in global alliances crucial to green future

Agreements need to pull in developed nations but leave responsibility with governments and incentivise them to act

By Clara Ferreira Marques
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Going to the dox: Lebanese find a way to punish untouchable politicians

Digital activists are on a perilous mission to out those responsible for country’s collapse and last year’s port blast

By Timour Azhari and Maya Gebeily
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – October 6 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Do the Congo: the DRC is at last trying to clean up its economic act

Finance minister reviews mining contracts and hunts for new revenue sources to pay for social upliftment plans

By Michael J Kavanagh
3 min read
World FREE

Are Boris’s policies plunging the UK into another winter of discontent?

His legacy depends on how he handles labour and economic issues that have come on the back of Brexit and Covid-19

By Guy Faulconbridge
4 min read
World FREE

Sign of the times: current global energy crisis the first of more to come

The next several decades could see more periods of energy-driven inflation, fuel shortages and lost economic growth

By David R Baker, Stephen Stapczynski, Dan Murtaugh and Rachel Morison
7 min read
World FREE

Union’s threats could see Tinseltown lose its sparkle

For the first time, a Hollywood union has voted to strike over rest and meal breaks, working hours and wages

By Christopher Palmeri
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Mullineux wines are a distillation of perfectionist know-how

Andrea and Chris Mullineux constantly strive for flawless excellence, and that is all too evident in their wines

By Michael Fridjhon
3 min read

Share the love at a Stellenbosch eatery where it’s coming up rosés

Chef Monche Muller’s contemporary tapas-style menu encourages sharing in a glorious setting

By Steve Steinfeld
3 min read

Russian actors are filming a space movie – on location

The mission aims to beat Hollywood to it after a project announced earlier this year by Tom Cruise with Nasa and SpaceX

By Olzhas Auyezov
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

How MaMkhize has brought a dash of showbiz to the sleepy PSL

Royal AM owner Shauwn Mkhize has certainly ruffled a few feathers with her antics on and off the pitch

By Nkareng Matshe and Neville Khoza
2 min read
Sport FREE

Mwandla getting into the swing of things on the Sunshine Tour

A positive mindset and changes to his swing are starting to bear fruit for 27-year-old Siyanda Mwandla

By MICHAEL VLISMAS
2 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Ledwaba KOs Alvarez to retain world title

Today in SA sports history: October 6

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE