Monday, October 18 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Killings, thieving, factionalism: ‘Daddy, why on Earth did you vote ANC?’

Ensure your children don’t have to ask this by thinking long and hard about where you put your cross in November

4 min read

You procreate, you’re liable for school fees – simple as ABC

Even if you didn’t sign contract with school, if you’re a biological parent, you are jointly responsible for paying fees

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
News FREE

‘We are scared’: water woes make town’s people realise the power of voting

Tshwane shut down Bronkhorstspruit pump station after heavy rains, the latest in a long series of supply troubles

By Paul Ash and Shonisani Tshikalange
5 min read
News FREE

Albino teen died for her ‘enriching’ condition, but accused will walk free

The 13-year-old was murdered and dismembered for her body parts, believed by some to bring wealth

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

How a toilet break flushed away a man’s fear of another’s best friend

Xolisile Gwebityala got the fright of his life when, after a stop, he returned to his car to find a large dog in it

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Cop shot by brazen tiger fish poachers as operations intensify in KZN

Jannie van der Westhuizen wounded in jaw while pursuing poachers, who are endangering the region’s economy

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Focus should remain on vulnerable age groups: Prof Shabir Madhi

Department of health has announced that children from 12 will soon get the jab

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Rewriting history gets 100%. Making it compulsory does not

Reworking the syllabus is long overdue, but making it mandatory when there are other priorities is short-sighted

3 min read
Ideas FREE

What we learnt from recording acts of kindness as Covid-19 unfolded in SA

Noting people’s selflessness from the start of lockdown has resulted in a book about how many held each other up

By Jess Auerbach
4 min read

Meet Africa’s trailblazing science hero and frontline warrior against Covid

Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong is likely to head the $7bn US HIV/Aids Pepfar programme

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
12 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – October 18 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Delta forces ‘Covid-zero’ nations to face reality and start reopening

As countries find ways to accept it as endemic, more and more borders are opening up to vaccinated travellers

By Bloomberg News
5 min read
World FREE

The real winner of ‘Squid Game’ is Netflix – to the tune of R13bn

So far more than 130-million people have watched the South Korean show

By Lucas Shaw
4 min read
World FREE

We’re this close to flying cars that’ll ‘save billion people an hour a day’

US company says it will roll out its first conforming aircraft next year, after which all it needs is nod to operate

By Kyle Stock
5 min read
World FREE

Posing question: celebs sued for posting paparazzi pics of themselves

Instagram posts spawn copyright suits over stars’ own images with fresh cases after a pandemic-aligned lull in filings

By Christopher Yasiejko
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Riding high on pizazz, with a price to match

Toyota’s C-HR Luxury is a niche buy, with surfaces, materials and decor that culminate in a brilliant environment

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

Is that a penis? No, you dirty-minded philistine, it’s a potato

Cyprus’s homage to the spud has gone viral because, whether you like it or not, its potatoes are ‘thin and long’

By Michele Kambas
1 min read

The spine-tingling evolution of the Darwin family’s microscope

In the mid-1800s Charles Darwin gave his son a microscope that is expected to fetch up to R7m at auction in December

By Marissa Davison
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

A shot in the arm for SA cricket supporters

Cricket SA welcomes fans back to stadiums, tickets for T20 tournament available from Monday

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read
Sport FREE

Kaizer Chiefs reeling from violent death of Lucky Maselesele

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of the 41-year-old former Amakhosi player

By Sports Reporter
1 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Doring van Despatch scores on Bok debut

Today in SA sports history: October 18

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE