Monday, October 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

The people of SA can see through this blatant vote-mongering

They are sick and tired of hypocrisy and again politicians have chosen the wrong road ahead of the elections

4 min read
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Steenhuisen should also be thrown off the cliff for that interview

His responses to Gareth Cliff’s comments in infamous broadcast reveal how out of touch DA leader is about SA’s realities

By Subesh Pillay
3 min read
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Payment holidays turn into nightmares for lockdown debtors

A lack of disclosure from Sanlam saw a Verulam lady agree to a sixth-month payment holiday which cost her R61,600

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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Government insurance bungling ‘is why SA food prices are soaring’

Delays in Sasria payouts to repair damage from July’s violence mean higher costs, and the poor are affected most

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Vooma becomes a bummer as vax campaign runs into election headwinds

Drive would have been more effective with all parties’ backing, but analysts say it wouldn’t have worked in ANC’s favour

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
2 min read
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Female academics gripped by guilt as they battle to balance demands: study

They have borne the brunt of trying to juggle work and home duties during pandemic

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Please find a way to make transparent masks, plead hearing-disabled people

People living with disabilities bear the brunt of government measures to combat Covid-19

5 min read
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Nkanyiso Bhengu won’t let fat-shamers derail his weight-loss journey

The TV personality has already conquered a significant chunk and now aims for double digits

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | While Ndlovu has been found guilty, who are the actual killers?

It is concerning that the people who carried out the murders at Ndlovu’s behest have not been brought to book

2 min read
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When voting, be guided by your conscience

When casting a vote, we must listen to our inner selves and apply our minds to decide what is best for SA at large

By Ebrahim I Bham
5 min read
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Team SA has done us proud at Expo 2020 Dubai

SA representatives have worked tirelessly to showcase the country through culture, arts and music

By Fuziwe Kubheka
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world – October 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read
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‘Vibrant’ cinematographer remembered as police probe Baldwin shooting

Halyna Hutchins was killed by a live round fired by actor Alec Baldwin on a movie set

By Lisa Richwine
4 min read
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Why 25 previous UN conferences have failed to stop climate change

It’s more complicated than you might think, and there remains reason for at least cautious optimism

By David Fickling
5 min read
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Horns of a dilemma: rhinos removed from Okavango as poaching worsens

Poachers have killed 92 of the animals in the past two years in Botswana’s top tourist destination

By Mbongeni Mguni
1 min read
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How Facebook’s dodgy algorithm leads new users to fake news, violence

Facebook’s content problems abroad may be even worse than in the US, according to damning report

By Saritha Rai
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Alfa is still alive in SA, but will it ever be more than a niche brand?

They’re a rare sight on our roads these days, so a strategy shift may be necessary to change mindsets

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

With the holiday season not far off, Apple’s new tech should bear fruit

Faster chips, new MacBooks and cheaper AirPods look set to see the company’s profits bloom

By Subrat Patnaik and Stephen Nellis
2 min read

Will Burberry’s new CEO boost the brand or will luxe conglomerates bury it?

With the return of the 1990s, Burberry is trying to be cool again, but Jonathan Akeroyd has a lot of work to do

By ANDREA FELSTED
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Proteas skipper Bavuma asks for improved display against Windies

After a dismal start to their T20 World Cup against Oz, the Proteas will look to bounce back against the West Indies

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
1 min read
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No time for experimentation, says Bok coach Nienaber

Meanwhile, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has joined the squad but will not be doing ‘water carrier’ duties

By Nick Said
1 min read
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Blast from the past: Mike bobs and Weavers to KO Coetzee for the title

Today in SA sports history: October 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE