Friday, October 22 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Would making Zondo CJ come across as a reward for handling JZ?

Ramaphosa must carefully consider the pros and cons of not appointing state capture chair

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

You know what they say, set a crook to catch a crook

In its search for mayoral candidates, the ANC seems to be applying this well-worn adage

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

PODCAST | Eusebius asks Lindiwe Mazibuko: would you vote for Steenhuisen?

In  ‘Eusebius on TimesLIVE’, the former DA parliamentary leader doesn’t hold back on her opinions about the party

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

Petrol’s out, but happy motoring ahead when you stop at the green pump

And those addicted to planet-destroying vroom need only bust out mom’s old Hoover or a banana-filled blender

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Gold medals for two scientists who are heroes in SA’s fight against Covid

The Academy of Science of South Africa this week recognised professors Shabir Madhi and Barry Schoub

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Our billing system is fine! We only get 4,000 complaints a month: Joburg

City of Joburg defends its billing, saying it has improved from about 16,000 complaints a month four years ago

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Footloose and fancy free: injured penguin steps back into the wild

Despite missing half a foot, AP351’s chances of survival in the world are excellent, says vet

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Green warriors’ deaths must be punished

The state cannot sit by while people are threatened and murdered for fighting for their beliefs

3 min read
Ideas FREE

You know nothing from darting to and fro

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – October 22 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Simplicity is power: Tesla’s battery choice is a lesson to other carmakers

The powerpacks are cheap and help overcome the issues and inconveniences that come with electric cars

By Anjani Trivedi
3 min read
World FREE

Mexican drug cartels use video games to recruit children

Authorities say gangsters communicate with and recruit youngsters by entering the gaming space as players

By Maya Averbuch
1 min read
World FREE

Teens think it zucks, but will Boomerville be cool again with a rebrand?

Facebook is ‘changing it’s name’, but why, and will it be enough to re-attract youngsters and detract from scrutiny?

By Nivedita Balu and Antonio Denti
2 min read
World FREE

Love conquers all as Princess Mako marries her ‘frog’ prince

Japan princess overcomes a money scandal, a family rift and PTSD to marry her university sweetheart

By Elaine Lies
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Music fans turn up the vol to mute Covid-19

Listening time through subscription audio streaming has risen 51% as people look to music for comfort: study

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

‘This is your body giving you a gift, sadly of telling you to slow down’

A new documentary by Rachel Fleit details actor Selma Blair's struggles with multiple sclerosis

By ROllo Ross
1 min read

How Covid-19 and commercialism are killing age-old Moroccan traditions

Artisans are pinning their hopes on local tourism as foreigners stay away and youngsters opt for white-collar jobs

By Ahmed Eljechtimi
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Give US a try: this could be rugby’s breakthrough

The game needs a new frontier if it is going to make the jump to the next level

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Sport FREE

India red-hot favourites for T20 World Cup, says Steve Smith

Ahead of SA’s opening match against Australia, Pat Cummins says bowlers will need to mix it up on the slow pitches

By Amlan Chakraborty
3 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: McGregor powers to K1 world title

Today in SA sports history: October 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE