Tuesday, October 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

For real change, SA must vote with its head, not its heart

If voters want SA to prosper, they need to stop basing their choices on struggle credentials, ethnicity and colour

2 min read

OBITUARY | Denis Kuny: unsung hero of the legal fraternity and struggle

He defended Steve Biko and helped Nelson Mandela evade security police, but avoided the limelight

By Chris Barron
9 min read
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Water way to go: Gauteng metros lose R1.2bn annually from water theft

Audacious thieves target reservoirs, fire hydrants and bulk-pipe networks, leaving thousands parched

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Free condoms for pupils: education department births new sex health policy

Among a host of measures, the strategy includes access to abortions, with experts hoping it’s not pie in the sky

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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Ebb and flow of Covid-19 tides puzzles top scientists

The period between waves in SA ranges from 94 to 99 days, with high-risk events having little impact on this

By PAUL ASH and TANYA FARBER
2 min read
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Long and winding queues lead to the government’s firmly closed doors

Daily quotas and offline IT systems are the scourge of people trying to access departments. What’s the state’s excuse?

6 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | SADC must be more assertive with Swazi king

Amid renewed violence, the organisation’s interventions so far appear to have been nothing but hot air

2 min read
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How Johannesburg’s suburban elites maintain apartheid inequities

By hoarding taxes and undercutting development boundaries, developers and owners have undermined the city

By Benjamin H Bradlow
5 min read
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The sun sets on solar energy supply just as Earth needs it most

With rising prices and a worsening trade war, the sector can’t expand as quickly or cheaply as consumers want

By Dan Murtaugh and Maxwell Adler
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — October 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Why has Sudan had a coup? Here’s what led up to it

Sudan cabinet members were arrested by the military and the transitional government was dissolved on Monday

By Nafisa Eltahir and Aidan Lewis
2 min read
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Alec Baldwin was told the gun he was handed was unloaded, say authorities

And a celeb website said the weapon had earlier been used by crew for target practice off-set, using live bullets

By Lisa Richwine
3 min read
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What price will China pay for its Covid-zero strategy in the face of Delta?

The country is going against a global trend to coexist with the virus and rely on vaccinations, making analysts worried

By Bloomberg News
2 min read
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I may be a hardened Taliban fighter, but I don’t like cricket, I love it

In war and in peace, passion for cricket is alive and well in Afghanistan

By Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

It’s a touchy subject but is your skin sensitive? Here are five signs

We share a quickfire guide for identifying if you have sensitive skin and how to care for it

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
3 min read

Bolly good show: Indian celebs cash in on NFT fad

Bollywood stars and Indian cricketers are jumping on the digital bandwagon, delighting India’s crypto exchanges

By Nupur Anand and Shilpa Jamkhandikar
2 min read

It’s definitely not a blue period for hotel as it sells Picassos for R1,5bn

Las Vegas’s Bellagio hotel has sold a number of the artist’s works to make space for art by marginalised people

By Jill Serjeant
1 min read

Women Basquing in newfound glory a stone’s throw from making their mark

With axes and stones, women are commanding respect in Basque rural sports, until now the preserve of men

By Vincent West
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Mngqithi applauds SA teams for conquering the continent

Mamelodi Sundowns, AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates all advanced to the next stage of their Caf competitions

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
2 min read
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Pressure mounts on Solskjaer after Liverpool Klopp United

Manchester United manager faces a tough battle to keep his job after 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool

By Simon Evans
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Pollock pinch hits Proteas to victory over Pakistan

Today in SA sports history: October 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE