Friday, October 29 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Electoral dysfunction: with these three pretenders, SA is a collapsing man

Ramaphosa can’t keep the lights on, Steenhuisen thinks he’s Michael Jackson and Malema has never led anything

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

Welcome to SA, where elections aren’t about race, yet somehow still are

We all want a country that puts people’s upliftment first, but politicians’ focus on race will defer that dream

6 min read

This week’s electioneering has been a total onslaught of absurdity

If the mood in the ANC camp is ‘electrifying’, perhaps they can shed some light on how they do it amid load-shedding

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

ELECTIONS 2021

CANDIDATES MAKE THEIR PITCHES FOR YOUR VOTE

News FREE

Dynamite in a small package: ANC’s Boitumelo Thage

‘I might be small, but my work speaks for itself,’ says Tshwane’s youngest ANC candidate

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
News FREE

DA governs ‘equally’ in Cape Town, insists mayoral candidate

Former MP Geordin Hill-Lewis also wants to focus on ‘dignity and fighting poverty’

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
6 min read
News FREE

‘We want Cape Town to be GOOD for everyone’

GOOD Party mayoral candidate Brett Herron wants to continue the redress programme work he started with the DA

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
News FREE

They’re Bromming with hope for better services. Pity about their candidates

These are the faces residents of the middle-class suburb of Bromhof are pinning their hopes on

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | Herman Mashaba shares his value proposition for Johannesburg

And the ActionSA leader rules out coalitions with the ANC at any level and the EFF nationally

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Sport FREE

Sundowns coach weighs in on De Kock’s knee-jerk decision

Rulani Mokwena believes Quinton de Kock erred by not taking the knee, but commended him for apologising

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read
News FREE

Food: Covid created a feast for the big guys and famine for the little ones

It left big food producers laughing all the way to the bank, while small farmers, fishers and traders suffered

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Covid lull in most of Africa, but only 5,8% of people fully vaccinated

And there’s another pressing issue - the threat of the continent running out of vaccines commodities such as syringes

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Crime is more important than load-shedding

Politicians are not campaigning for what people want, but rather for what they think will get them votes

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Oh shoot! Bite the bullet, you big shot

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — October 29 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Israel needs more jabs, tourist safeguards to avoid fifth Covid wave

A government adviser says how the country opens is important because the last time it was passive and ‘lost control’

By Gwen Ackerman
3 min read
World FREE

Cod help them! France threatens to play dirty in fishing spat with UK

‘I worry this UK government only understands force,’ says minister amid threats France will cut cross-channel power ...

By Bloomberg News
2 min read
World FREE

Sound familiar? Politicians do a Stalingrad to avoid Beirut blast probe

Interrogation of ex-prime minister Hassan Diab is halted after he questions judge’s authority

By Maha El Dahan and Timour Azhari
2 min read
World FREE

Skinny Kim ‘not using body double’, unlikely to be starving, so what’s up?

Kim Jong-un is said to have lost 20kg and though his country faces a crippling food shortage, this can’t be the reason

By Jeong-Ho Lee
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Warner Bros isn’t Dune yet with the mega movie hit of the year

The production company says ‘Dune: Part Two’ will be released in 2023

By Jill Serjeant
1 min read

Ground control to New York, something great has stepped through your door

An exhibition to celebrate what would have been David Bowie’s 75th birthday has opened in Soho

By Dan Fastenberg
1 min read

Cooking up a revolution to drive home the need to recycle

In Brazil’s biggest favela, skateboards made of bottle caps that are produced in a pizza oven are promoting recycling

By Leandra Camera
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Will Bok tour be a graveyard for fringe players?

History shows Grant Williams, Salmaan Moerat and Joseph Dweba may end up being tackle-bag carriers

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: All Rhodes lead to victory

Today in SA sports history: October 29

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE