Friday, October 15 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Big Man? Chosen one? Who cares? The gospel is up for grabs

Some big claims were made about a man who did not get even 50% of his own party’s vote at Nasrec

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Walk the talk, Cele, or there’ll be another Gqeberha

The police minister talked tough after foreigners reduced Korsten to a mini Mogadishu, but it’s not good enough

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
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Local is lekker, but hands off our Beemers and Cartiers!

Hats off to Treasury for protecting SA cement, but it would help if such measures extended to luxury goods

5 min read
Ideas FREE

A manifold manifestation of manifestoes makes one long for a manicure

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

I’m being persecuted, Zuma tells prayer meeting

The former president told his fan club that something had gone terribly wrong and he was imprisoned without trial

4 min read
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Cape crime fighter vying for councillor wants ‘day zero’ for sex work

Parties hit back after independent candidate accuses ANC of racism and DA of using ‘black vote’ to benefit the rich

5 min read
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Electricity bill fiasco lands Joburg with a R500,000 contempt fine

Despite being ordered to do so, city fails to provide block of flats with statement and will appeal the latest order

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

LISTEN | All you need to know about ‘killer cop’ Ndlovu’s trial

She will find out her fate next week at sentencing for her long list of charges, including multiple murders

By Naledi Shange and Paige Muller
1 min read

SA scientists unearth seeds of destruction in decline of pollinators

175,000 plant species are at risk, but their longevity provides a window to restore pollinators before extinctions occur

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

A leader held for murder: what has SA come to?

The recurring killings and violence in the run-up to local government elections are alarming and unacceptable

2 min read
Ideas FREE

‘They feel like family’: where addicts find hope

Meet some of the recovering addicts who have got a new lease on life at Klerksdorp’s Sanca Sanpark Rehab Centre

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
9 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – October 15 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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How small African farmers, who are crucial to food security, are teching up

Small growers produce more than a third of our food, but face huge hurdles which are now being addressed with tech

By Nita Bhalla
6 min read
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Once Covid-free, New Zealand is prepping for onslaught thanks to Delta

Health system readies for patient influx when lockdowns end, government plans for positive cases to isolate at home

By Ainsley Thomson
2 min read
World FREE

Shorter work week goes a long way as study shows ‘overwhelming success’

Participants in the Iceland study reduced their hours without losing pay or productivity

By Virginia Lau and Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir
8 min read
World FREE

Prince William gives space-obsessed billionaires a right royal bollocking

Great minds should be focusing on solving problems on Earth, not indulging in a space tourism race, he says

By Michael Holden
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Dune his best to do justice to a film that’s flopped before

In the most ‘challenging thing’ he’s done in his life, Denis Villeneuve hopes to conquer what others have failed at

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
2 min read

Jamie Lee Curtis goes psycho at ‘Halloween Kills’ premiere

The actor channelled her mom’s ‘Psycho’ character, saying the horror genre had given her her creative life

By Reuters
1 min read

Twitter taps in to ‘untapped’ territory. Why? Because it wants your money

The social media platform has debuted new ad features and a revamped algorithm ahead of an ecommerce push

By Sheila Dang
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Kiwi writer’s churlish comments are a sad sign of the times

New Zealand journo’s reference to Nche, Mbonambi and Nykane as ‘transformation’ players is a deliberate insult

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Another milestone for SA referee Aimee Barrett-Theron

The highly regarded referee is blazing a trail for budding women rugby match officials

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
1 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Benni and Bernard combine to beat Ghana

Today in SA sports history: October 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE