Thursday, October 28 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

CSA has made Quinton a scapegoat for its Kock-ups

One gets the feeling the cricketing body is playing with a straight bat to distract us from real issues

4 min read

Cricket and racism: how (not) to respond

There is a tissue of issues here that show how poorly questions of racism are dealt with in our society

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
9 min read
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What have you done, Quinny? Why I think De Kock made a mistake

Taking the knee is part of a process to educate racists and De Kock’s star power can change perceptions

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
4 min read
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Municipal transformation depends on voters, so what to do?

For a sea change, the electorate must be able to participate, want to do so and feel its participation matters

By Sethulego Matebesi
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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WATCH | Eswatini: inside a kingdom divided

King Mswati III’s long reign is proving to be outdated and obsolete for restless citizens who want change

By Orrin Singh and Emile Bosch and Sandile Ndlovu
5 min read

Give Cape Town cash wasted on VIPs so city can have own police force: DA

Mayoral candidate Geordin Hill-Lewis added that, if re-elected, the DA will seek greater independence from Eskom

By Linda Ensor
3 min read
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Mobility forever changed by the Covid pandemic, say experts

A ‘human cloud’ now works from home, supply chains have been reconfigured and lockdowns have affected everyone

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Over-60s could get R100 with their Covid jab to boost numbers

A number of entities have been approached to support a campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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At 75 and 40 journeys in, Kingsley Holgate shows no sign of slowing down

Adventurer speaks to Sunday Times Daily ahead of his new expedition, which covers 30,000km and 30 countries

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Is it asking too much for De Kock to show solidarity with his team?

The Proteas win over the West Indies without him showed that no individual is bigger than the team

2 min read

PODCAST | Cricket SA struggles to defend compulsory take the knee policy

CSA’s Lawson Naidoo admits to Eusebius McKaiser that the directive was taken without consulting Proteas players

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

A stinging intro to Douglas Adams made me queen of his fans

I discovered the author thanks to a brush with bees and after ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’ I was hooked

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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Electricity: SA on track, but a more ambitious plan is needed

To align with its climate-change goals, the country’s green power-generation plan needs further investigation

By Jason van der Poel
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — October 28 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Pfizer vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 gets the green light

On the brink of being approved the US FDA, the vaccine will be available to all school-age children for the first time

By Jeannie Baumann
2 min read
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Gabon unlocks the mystery of its carbon-gobbling mangroves

The trees are astonishingly effective carbon absorbers, and new tech is helping make sure they are protected

By Alessandra Prentice
2 min read
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How Putin and his Belarusian poodle are creating a new, cruel Iron Curtain

The dastardly duo have sunk to new lows by using desperate migrants as weapons against the EU

By Andreas Kluth
4 min read
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The clock is TikToking: teens will eventually find their way to Facebook

Younger generations will grow up and need the same services their parents are getting from the social media platform

By Conor Sen
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Get your spook on with the ultimate Halloween makeup guide

Get in on all the Halloween makeup fun and still keep your skin healthy and happy with these pro tips

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
3 min read

It’s a man’s world: four red-carpet beauty bangers from the boys

Male celebrities are pulling out all the stops to serve up trending looks. Here are our favourites from the VMAs

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
2 min read

From bizarre to just plain cool: we shine light on the dark-circle trend

Surprisingly, dark-circle blush is up there on our list of ‘must-try’ trends fresh off the runways

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
2 min read

Cambridge returns looted Benin bronze to Nigeria, setting precedent

In an act of ‘respect’, Jesus College has handed over the artefact, but other institutions are yet to follow

By Estelle Shirbon
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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St Bernard has not only set records, but also the standard at Chiefs

During his decade at  Chiefs, Bernard Parker’s dedication and work ethic have made him a credit to himself and the club

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read
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Captain Bavuma wants Proteas to put De Kock and bull story behind them

SA’s win over the West Indies on Tuesday was overshadowed by Quinton de Kock’s refusal to take the knee

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Pitiful Proteas lose 10th ODI in a row

Today in SA sports history: October 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE