Thursday, October 7 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

The DA has stooped to new lows of election hypocrisy

The party’s election posters in the racial tinderbox of Phoenix are callous and irresponsible

4 min read

If DA keep acting like skulky schoolkids, they’re headed for a klap

John Steenhuisen and his party have abandoned any notion of holding the moral high ground with their noxious posters

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
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DA Joburg mayoral candidate breaks ranks with party boss on Phoenix posters

Mpho Phalatse believes DA must swallow its pride and take them down. Leader John Steenhuisen refuses to budge

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

The JSC should tell us whether white men must stop applying

Race and gender are important for candidacy, but the likes of David Unterhalter require a more nuanced approach

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Cyclists fight their plight in wake of Alex Otto’s taxi crash death

The Joburg cycling community marks tragedies with a memorial ride and a silent protest outside court

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
5 min read
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‘Tin Man’ never got a healthy heart in time because of SA’s donor crisis

About 5,000 South Africans are waiting for a life-saving organ, a situation worsened by Covid

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Power to the people: small hydro project could be answer for rural groups

An Eastern Cape green-energy project will power about 50 homes and has the potential to be rolled out countrywide

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read
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Rainfall muddies the water for Durban family as fifth flooding strikes

Family searches for accommodation after yet another inundation as the municipality scrambles to solve the problem

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | DA refuses to back down on posters, but it really should

It is not too late for the party to correct its mistake and restore calm by withdrawing the posters and apologising

3 min read
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So which authors do you book time with when you’re on the move?

I might forget my clothes, but never a thriller, memoir or, if I have little energy, collection of short stories

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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A tribute to freedom fighter and hero Mzondeleli Nondula

The book has closed on a real hero of SA’s struggle for democracy, a man who was sentenced to death for his activism

By Mathatha Tsedu
8 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 7 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Big shake-app: Facebook crash makes small businesses use other platforms

Worldwide outage shows just how much of the world relies on Facebook’s services, leading to renewed criticism

By Clara Molot
2 min read
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London firms bankrolled slavery. Now they’re confronting their dark pasts

Banks and insurance companies debate how best to deal with their racist origins in the wake of Black Lives Matter

By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones
5 min read
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Not even the pope could save ‘intellectually disabled’ man from execution

The 61-year-old has been lethally injected for murder, despite calls for clemency from Pope Francis and US politicians

By Jonathan Allen
1 min read
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Boji, Istanbul’s day-tripping dog, brings smiles to travel-weary commuters

The happy-go-lucky canine has even been tracked to sea for a weekend break on the Princes’ Islands

By Yesim Dikmen
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Street-smart fashion lovers have something up their sleeves

Milan Fashion Week showcases the latest trends as streetwear returns to steal the show

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

Consume this: anti-consumption protester disrupts Paris fashion show

A woman joined models on the catwalk at Fashion Week in the city to highlight consumerism’s impact on the climate

By Mimosa Spencer
1 min read

Making sense of a turbulent world, one stitch at a time

A Palestinian artist and Beirut blast survivor is using embroidery to depict traumatic experiences he has endured

By Marine Strauss
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Don’t blame Broos if Bafana fail, blame Safa and PSL egos

The divide between the bodies is tearing SA football apart, but as usual the coach and players will be blamed

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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SA’s struggling United Rugby Championship teams must adapt fast

The Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers have lost seven of their opening eight matches between them

By Nick Said
2 min read
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Blast from the past: De Allende red card helps All Blacks to one-point win

Today in SA sports history: October 7

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE