Thursday, October 14 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Transformation must never be an excuse to let standards drop

Durban University of Technology should be commended for expelling 31 unqualified lecturers from its ranks

4 min read

PODCAST | Eusebius McKaiser on DA’s ‘incoherent’ election strategy

In his new podcast, McKaiser and Ebrahim Fakir discuss why the party doesn’t capitalise on ANC weaknesses

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

TALKING POINT | Yes, the history curriculum should change, but how?

Experts give us their insights on what our children need to be taught as lessons move away from a Eurocentric past

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Mgoqi has second thoughts on chief justice race, citing age and health

He insists backtrack is not linked to chairing Ayo, majority-owned by Iqbal Survé’s Sekunjalo Group

By Erin Bates
3 min read
News FREE

How Nathaniel Julies died, according to what cops told senior officer

Three officers faced charges in the Joburg high court related to the murder of the 16-year-old

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

South Africans, you could be living with a killer without even knowing it

Health experts are pushing young people to encourage their loved ones to check their blood pressure levels

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Let’s face DA facts, Steenhuisen is a flop as leader

With the ANC at a low ebb, a fractured, directionless DA under him looks incapable of exploiting this opportunity

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Um, parties, is it wise to snub 55% of voters?

In SA, where patriarchy rules, there’s seemingly no time to woo women voters, let alone retain them

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

At last, a deserving Nobel literature winner

Abdulrazak Gurnah is the first black African author to have won the award since Nigeria’s Wole Soyinka in 1986

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – October 14 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Why, with the same vaccines, some nations have deadlier Covid outbreaks

Scientists say it’s not just the type of shots or extent of vaccination rollouts that contribute to outcomes

By Jinshan Hong, Lisa Du and Yasufumi Saito
7 min read
World FREE

Electric car plans crash against problem of installing on-street chargers

On-street ‘refuelling’ presents potential roadblocks in the rollout of the technology as infrastructure falls short

By Nick Carey and Tina Bellon
5 min read
World FREE

Monking around: Buddhist livestream double act has youth joining in

The two Thai monks’ weekly Facebook livestream mixes Buddhism and jokes but not all are laughing

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panu Wongcha-um
3 min read
World FREE

Did Kanye put the cart before the horse with his monster ranch?

The rapper is selling the property, for which he had big plans, for R163m, dashing employment hopes in Cody

By Francesca Maglione and Sophie Alexander
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Not so fast! Supply bottlenecks strain fashion chains

Fast fashion is about being first to market, but brands are battling with control around delivery, say experts

By James Davey and Lisa Baertlein
4 min read

Giving back after a decade of black

Amy Winehouse’s parents are auctioning her possessions, with some of the proceeds going to her foundation

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

Love is love: if a gay Dutch monarch wants to get married, it’s fine

Despite arguments to the contrary, the prime minister says this is so, with succession a discussion for later

By Toby Sterling
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

What? Mpengesi kept the coach?

The Chippa boss’s letter made me think of what many of us do not consider when someone gets fired

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
Sport FREE

Broos happy with progress, but yet to find the best combination

Bafana coach will be scouring the DStv Premiership for quality to add to his burgeoning squad

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: White Lightning strikes against Zimbabwe

Today in SA sports history: October 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE