Tuesday, October 12 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The ANC is rewriting history and once again history repeats itself

Revamping the syllabus will take commitment, talent and a coherent plan, none of which the party has had for years

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Britney Spears’s hell: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ comes to Hollywood

Here unfolds one of the most exploitative and cynical abuses of fame in Tinseltown’s history

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
9 min read
News FREE

Mike Waters quits DA post over ‘spineless, grovelling poster apology’

Ex-MP resigns as Ekurhuleni election campaign manager as he slams decision in letter leaked to Sunday Times Daily

2 min read
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Controversial from start to finish, chief justice Mogoeng’s term is over

Mogoeng Mogoeng, who retires at midnight, is lauded for some judgments, but made several questionable remarks

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Lord be with them, prays woman as houseboat burns

The KZN tragedy has led to the deaths of a crew member and passenger, with another crew member still missing

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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Now is not the time to speak about your second-term desires, Mabuza

ANC elections boss Fikile Mbalula tells those with ‘desires for power’ to put a sock in it until after local elections

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
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Numbers are adding up: ‘SA herd immunity is starting to work’

All nine provinces are through the third Covid-19 wave and SA is in a ‘good place’, says CSIR’s Dr Ridhwaan Suliman

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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The extra mile: 2m distancing indoors is not enough without masks

When people are unmasked more than 70% of airborne particles pass the threshold within 30 seconds

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
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Gone to the frogs: tiny amphibians make for big find

This discovery appears to show a previously unknown subpopulation, making it only the fifth left in the world

1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Cyril’s options are clear for new top judge

Ramaphosa’s search for Mogoeng Mogoeng’s replacement as chief justice will be onerous but doable

3 min read
Ideas FREE

SA can easily be a leader in renewable energy

The recent increase to the electricity generation threshold for private energy producers is a game-changer

By Gavin Noeth
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Antibody cocktail means happy days for treating mild Covid

AstraZeneca drug halves the risk of developing severe illness or death, tests reveal

By Suzi Ring
2 min read
World FREE

No need for Sydneysiders to tear their hair out any more

The city has exited a three-month strict lockdown, with non-essential businesses, such as barber shops, reopening

By Karen Leigh, Harry Brumpton and Andreea Papuc
3 min read
World FREE

Should rich nations pay their fair share of the climate change bill?

Developing countries have tried unsuccessfully to get high-emitting economies to cover their part of the costs

By Todd Gillespie
5 min read
World FREE

Protesters refuse to abort fight for life as women seek to protect theirs

US anti-abortion cases are taking centre stage in the run-up to a bid to overturn landmark 1973 case Roe v Wade

By Greg Stohr
10 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

It was our Johnny’s doing: Paul McCartney on Beatles’ break-up

There has been much speculation on the band’s split, with McCartney telling the BBC that John Lennon instigated it

By Andrew MacAskill
1 min read

Turning trauma into tune: Egyptian band helps women tackle taboos

With lyrics inspired by the testimony of rural girls and women, Elbouma is using music to critique patriarchy

By Menna A Farouk
3 min read

Oh, stop moaning and rotate, woman!

A Bosnian man who tired of his wife’s complaints about the view from their house has built one that rotates

By Dado Ruvic
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

We are the group that will take Bafana Bafana to the World Cup: Mokoena

Hugo Broos’s new generation of young Bafana stars is brimming with confidence

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
4 min read
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Bulls coach happy with SA teams’ improvement in URC

Jake White believes their excellent results at the weekend will add credibility to the competition

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Proteas paint 5-0 series whitewash over Australia

Today in SA sports history: October 12

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE