Monday, November 1 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Now let’s watch as the parties woo their enemies for the sake of power

All their pre-election promises will mean nothing as they form their coalitions to control municipalities

4 min read

Lenders cross out people’s ability to make their election mark

The National Credit Regulator has told mashonisas to return borrowers’ IDs so they can vote, but the chances are slim

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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In Soweto, it’s mostly ANC all the way, but some want action in SA

Many residents say the ruling party has provided a better life. Others are pinning their hopes on the new kid

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
5 min read
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Tiny informal settlement echoes all SA’s tragedies on eve of election

A toilet is not a luxury item, and ‘one day’ never comes ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Judge no-balls angry cricket fan for shoving man who blocked his TV view

Sun City golf club scuffle court battle ends in damages and costs ruling for victim

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read
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Would you trust a robot over your boss for career advice?

A global study has found people are turning to robots to support their career development amidst the pandemic

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Angry bird is back in peck condition with state-of-the-art new beak

Macaw’s beak was ripped off during tiffs with his pals. Then along came some innovative vets and 3D-printing tech

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Mkhwebane did the right thing by quitting chief justice race

The office of the chief justice should be squeaky clean, which is why judge John Hlophe should also withdraw

2 min read
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CSA’s Lawson Naidoo responds to Jonathan Jansen on De Kock ‘knee’ debacle

‘Momentum must not be lost to keep doing the right things to heal the ills of the past’

By Lawson Naidoo
4 min read
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PODCAST | Poll analysis: the success of party campaigns in a Covid world

Mudiwa Gavaza speaks to Dr Sithembile Mbete and Natasha Marrian on the focus and implications of Monday’s polls

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 1 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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The message is clear: Moderna is trying to outdo Pfizer

Moderna says Pfizer is trying to fathom how to play its game, while Pfizer says it’s proud of every shot-maker’s efforts

By Robert Langreth and Riley Griffin
5 min read
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Scaling carbon capture might mean thinking small, not big

London start-up builds a small, modular unit that can trap emissions at a much lower cost than existing technologies

By Will Mathis and Akshat Rath
3 min read
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Britain begins to think the unthinkable: life after the queen

Elizabeth II’s intention is to remain in public view as long as she can. But the shadow cast by her years lengthens

By Martin Ivens
5 min read
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Man killed after bull takes him by the thigh

A 55-year-old man died from his injuries in Spain after being repeatedly attacked by a bull at a festival

By Graham Keeley
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Major on charm, mini on miles

The Mini SE is an affordable, quality electric vehicle, but it lacks in the mileage department

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

How Apple is taking a bite out of its competitors during chip shortage

The giant’s purchasing power, supply agreements, price cuts and better tech are putting it ahead of the game

By Aniruddha Ghosh and Subrat Patnaik
1 min read

Maya mia! Ancient canoe found in Yucatan during controversial build

Workers found the vessel while building a tourist rail project which critics say will damage the region’s ecosystems

By David Alire Garcia
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Solskjaer offers perfect response to the doom-mongers

Manchester United manager is full of praise for his players after 3-0 win over Tottenham

By Martyn Herman
2 min read
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Disappointed Raducanu still adjusting to life on tour

Teenage US Open champion vows to brush aside her Transylvania Open defeat

By Sudipto Ganguly
1 min read
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Blast from the past: No can Ndou as Phillip fails against Mayweather

Today in SA sports history: November 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE