Monday, October 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

ANC is about patronage not populace, as Zweli’s looming comeback proves

Zweli Mkhize is said to be gunning for high office and will likely be rewarded because that’s how it works in the party

4 min read

Insurers, this is how you end up with corpses at your doorstep

Lack of payment for valid claims leaves bereaved families to scramble up money for funerals that cannot wait

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

It’s a jungle out there: SA wildlife pet trade is a ‘total free-for-all’

East Rand towns of Boksburg, Benoni and Springs are hotspots for predator pets, claims NSPCA

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Final push for matrics as they head into biggest test of their school life

Provincial education departments are pulling out all the stops to get pupils ready for matric exams

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Teacher who assaulted superior, slept in class wants his job back

Arbitrator throws out fired North West educator’s bid for reinstatement ... or R4.6m in compensation

6 min read
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SA’s shortage of kidney specialists is nearing crisis levels: new study

Unequal distribution leaves 78 private nephrologists serving 16% of population and 63 in public sector serving 80%

3 min read

Allegations of human rights abuse, censorship taint Dubai Expo 2020

SA is taking part in the world event to showcase the country to potential investors, despite boycott calls

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Bride with two dresses more than doubles her fortunes

Woman’s renting business helps put food on the table, but a viral Facebook post has taken it to the next level

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Rightly, the umbrella has closed on Santam’s bid to avoid Covid claims

After a protracted legal battle, the appeal court has ordered the insurer to pay out business-interruption claims

3 min read
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Only huge political will can save the Amazon and, with it, the planet

Biodiversity guru says stopping deforestation requires corporates with green goals and a leadership change

By Laurie Goering
5 min read
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Fairness is in the eye of the beholder, so be tolerant

A new study shows how personality traits, not objective standards, determine what people find just or unjust

By Andreas Kluth
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read
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Even as it congratulates Nobel winner, Kremlin ups its war on free speech

The Pandora Papers have fuelled a belief that independent journalists are spies out to tarnish Putin’s image

By Henry Meyer and Irina Reznik
3 min read
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While Biden focuses on China, his Arab allies are chumming up to Syria

Relations with Bashar al-Assad are thawing at a time Syria doesn’t appear to be a foreign policy priority for the US

By Maha El Dahan
5 min read
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Somali spy’s murder could see president ousted

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has been accused of obstructing a probe into Ikran Tahlil’s disappearance

By Simon Marks and Mohammed Omar Ahmed
4 min read
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Pricey, disaster-prone California loses its lustre for big tech

Silicon Valley’s office vacancy rate is rising as skyrocketing property prices force companies to relocate

By Kara Wetzel, Romy Varghese and David R. Baker
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Ineos Grenadier is a toughie, sans frills, that should put smiles on dials

The marque has come up with a utilitarian vehicle that means business

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

No time for the battery to die: 007’s Aston Martin goes electric

James Bond’s DB5 and the DB6, first unveiled in 1965, are going green, but maintaining their aesthetics

By Stuart McDill
2 min read

A vine day for bubbles and a walk with one of tennis’s greatest stars

Catch Moët and Chandon brand ambassador Roger Federer in its ‘Through the Eyes of ... ’ series

By Staff Reporter
1 min read

Bear necessities land Alaskan salmon muncher his fourth Fat Bear accolade

A brown bear named Otis has again come out tops in Katmai National Park and Preserve’s annual competition

By Yereth Rosen
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

There’s overwhelming evidence that Makgopa is one for the future

Evidence Makgopa is one of many young Bafana Bafana players coach Hugo Broos is grooming

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
Sport FREE

England name strongest available squad for Ashes

Match-winning all-rounder Ben Stokes continues his indefinite break from cricket to focus on his mental health

By Manasi Pathak and Sudipto Ganguly
1 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: AB and KG combine for Proteas to beat India

Today in SA sports history: October 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE