Wednesday, October 27 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

SA won’t prosper while it bends its knee to Cliff-hanging cancel culture

We need intellectual grit, not constitution-defying conformity that stifles political incorrectness and free speech

Tony Leon
Columnist
8 min read

As long as the ANC directs SA, it will be a B movie

In the greater scheme of things we are irrelevant, because apart from commodities SA at present has little to offer

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
News FREE

From sizzle to fizzle: state’s Braai Cafe youth project goes up in flames

Youth cooperative pilot project, funded by the DSBD and NYDA, falls flat after bickering and ‘lack of support’

Ruan Jooste
Senior reporter
7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Zuma plea dismissal is ‘fruit from poisoned tree’

Judge warns ex-president he’ll have to face a state-appointed doctor if his health becomes an issue again

5 min read
News FREE

Turning up the heat: hotline set up to prevent matric cheating

Education department says pupils who fail to report exam leaks ‘will be deemed as being complicit’

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

Power play: Joburg plan to escape Eskom stranglehold launches this week

Mayor unveils strategy aimed at easing load-shedding woes through deals with private energy suppliers

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Avian flu has killed 10% of SA’s Cape cormorants — and it’s not over yet

Deaths have increased to about 500 a day, with the birds susceptible because of malnutrition due to sardine shortage

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
1 min read
News FREE

‘Listen to what the people need’: Kolisis’ call to SA philanthropists

Fresh thinking in philanthropy is being championed by Bok captain and his wife to meet SA’s growing challenges

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | How low can smirking Steenhuisen go?

Free speech is all very well, but SA voters have the right and duty to call out bullying, sexism and racism

3 min read

LISTEN | It’s an election with a lot of big question marks: analyst

We speak to independent election analyst Dawie Scholtz, who unpacks the significance of the local government polls

Bulelani Nonyukela
Junior audio producer
1 min read
Ideas FREE

No more excuses: G20 must give surplus shots to nations in need. Now

According to data, 240-million unused vaccines are available for redistribution. They could be made dispatched now

By Félix Tshisekedi, Michel Sidibé and Gordon Brown
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — October 27 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Don’t count your chickens ... spike in bird flu infections raises concern

The virus has already killed six people in China and shows the risk of fast-changing variants, say health experts

By Dominique Patton
3 min read
World FREE

Let’s hope COP26’s food is good. The planet’s fate depends on it

Previous talks have run into all sorts of problems. Throw Covid-19 into the mix and the stakes this year are even higher

By Jess Shankleman
3 min read
World FREE

Texas marches even further to the far right with anti-trans sports law

Proponents say law keeps competition fair for girls, while critics say the measure is cruel and discriminatory

By Shelly Hagan and Erik Larson
4 min read
World FREE

Gender inequality sees world’s oldest monarchy running out of royals

After World War 2 Japan’s royal family had 67 members. Soon there will be 17, unless the country embraces modernity

By Marika Katanuma
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

#WeDesignSA set to instil peace and hope at Design Joburg Collective

Dylan Joseph, Cara Saven and Tshepo Mohlala have teamed up to show off the optimism and resilience of SA creatives

By Emma Jordan
3 min read

Penny for your thoughts: world’s first stamp expected to fetch R122m

The Penny Black, dating from 1840 and which started the postage system, goes under the hammer soon

By Reuters
1 min read

Very modern method lifts the lid on very ancient culture

Using remote-sensing, researchers have uncovered 478 Olmec and Maya ceremonial centres in Mexico

By WILL DUNHAM
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

CSA to decide on De Kock’s future after he refuses to take the knee

After a CSA directive instructing Proteas to make the anti-racism gesture, the player made himself unavailable

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
Sport FREE

Hello! Dolly returns to Bafana Bafana squad

Keagan Dolly’s form for Kaizer Chiefs has earned the attacking midfielder a recall to the Bafana set-up

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
2 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Boks edge Wales to book World Cup final berth

Today in SA sports history: October 27

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE