Wednesday, October 13 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

It’s a pity the DA posters have overshadowed the real election issues

Voters should be more alarmed at the state of our debt-ridden municipalities

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read
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Feelgood factor: fans ride wave of Bafana’s success in a stadium again

‘We are back to life’: just 2,000 fans got to watch Bafana win in person, but being there meant so much more

By Belinda Pheto and Matthew Savides
4 min read
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Concert organisers desperate to get show going after Covid ‘decimation’

And one of SA’s biggest has lamented that unofficial event organisers get a mere slap on the wrist while they suffer

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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‘He deserves a good rest’: Mogoeng led judiciary safely through the storm

Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo thanks the retiring chief justice for his outstanding service to the people of SA

By Raymond Zondo
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I realised my life would probably end: German describes Jozini Dam tragedy

Alexander Mirschel, whose father drowned during a houseboat fire, has told Samsa about the harrowing incident

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read
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SA security firms have new restrictions as controversial bill becomes law

The legislation requires all security-related businesses to be at least 51% SA-owned

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
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Embattled Emfuleni municipality loses all vehicles as sheriff swoops

Council in trouble after workers lose wages from council downgrading salary scales, allegedly without due processes

Ruan Jooste
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Want to get out of your mother’s house? Consider nano living

A Joburg property developer is uplifting first-time formal renters with trendy, affordable accommodation

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Now that SA is back in the game, the real test begins

It is up to the public to decide if we keep our seats in sports stadiums

3 min read

The state scored an e-toll own goal. Now it must play ball

Instead of wasting time trying to recoup what’s unrecoupable, it should use the gantries for much-needed traffic control

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
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Want your staff back in the office? Here’s how to go about it

Employees’ concerns are valid, so companies need to be both empathetic and flexible

By Claire Cobbledick
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 13 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read
World FREE

On your Mercks: rich nations rushing to repeat mistakes with Covid pill

As with the global vaccine situation, some wealthy and middle-income nations have raced to the front of the queue

By James Paton
5 min read
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Zim dollar ‘is imploding again and it’s the government’s fault’

Industry chamber blames authorities for currency instability, central bank to address parallel-market volatility

By Godfrey Marawanyika and Ray Ndlovu
2 min read
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When it comes to deforestation, ‘ambition falls short of potential’

In a decade, only 0.5% to 5% of the estimated R6,9-trillion a year needed to manage forestry has been spent

By Michael Taylor
3 min read
World FREE

What a bunch of suckers! ‘Squid Game’ exposes ‘beastly’ South: North Korea

Netflix sensation provides fresh ammunition for the communist nation’s routine criticism of South Korean culture

By Josh Smith
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Old habits die hard: Utah site reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago

Until now, the earliest documented use of tobacco dated to 3,300 years ago. This discovery traces it to the Ice Ace

By WILL DUNHAM
3 min read

Out, out and away for Superman on National Coming Out Day

Ditching a straight, white saviour for a bisexual superhero is no gimmick, says writer, who wants it to be new normal

By ROllo Ross
1 min read

Ancient Israelites loved wine, and they made it on an industrial scale

A 1,500-year-old wine factory has been unearthed near Tel Aviv, where the drink was used as a substitute for water

By Ari Rabinovitch
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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SA Rugby takes over embattled Western Province

Former SA Rugby CEO Rian Oberholzer has been tasked with guiding the rugby union out of its financial quagmire

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Markram looking to draw from IPL experience at the World Cup

Proteas opener Aiden Markram enjoyed the experience of batting in the middle order for Punjab Kings

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Bafana hit Seychelles for a six

Today in SA sports history: October 13

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE