Tuesday, November 2 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Empty slogans mean empty voting booths

Maybe South Africans have realised at last that elections aren’t about drama, they’re about keeping water in the pipes

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Why I voted and how I decided who to vote for

Disappointment in the options on the ballot paper is an apt response to the state of the political race

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
7 min read

EDITORIAL | Please don’t forget about us now that you’ve been elected

While turnout was low, those who made the effort to vote deserve representatives who are performance orientated

3 min read
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Poll-axed: South Africans cast their vote on politics by staying at home

By 6pm on Monday 6.9-million people had voted, with observers saying preliminary figures seemed low

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA, GRAEME HOSKEN, ZIMASA MATIWANE and AMANDA KHOZA
4 min read
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IN PICTURES | SA’s 2021 local government elections

Voting started slowly on Monday, but many eventually made their marks, from chilly Cape Town to blistering Pretoria

By Sunday Times DAILY
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SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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I kept my side of the bargain, says gran promised house by Ramaphosa

Seventy-year-old Katriena Sambaba pledged her vote to the ANC on election day, and now she waits

3 min read
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Desperate in Ditsobotla: some hope votes will count, others have given up

Residents in the municipality have had enough, with some refusing to vote because they’re over ‘empty promises’

4 min read
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Grief over wife’s ‘politically motivated’ killing doesn’t stop man voting

For his entire voting life Selby Dlamini has supported the ANC and he did so again on Monday

By Mfundo Mkhize
2 min read
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One-stop shop for crosses and jabs: South Africans vote then vax

A partnership between the IEC and the health department creates a captive audience for prospective vaxxers on election ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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The only buzz in Thokoza came from the voting station generator

Proud Thokoza residents, Lydia Makgakwe and Bulelwa Cenenda are saddened and dismayed by dismal turnout

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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Boer maak ’n plan: how a community is lightening life at Donkerhoek

The self-sustaining Afrikaner community of Kleinfontein is getting on with things without government help

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
4 min read
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Mother Nature spoils her ballot in Cape Town, but keeps baboons at bay

Bad weather in the deep south caused problems, but voters were in ‘good spirits’ and the baboons stayed at home

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 2 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Covid deaths reach 5-million mark, despite vaccines slashing fatality rate

The next big test looms as the highly vaccinated populations of the northern hemisphere enter winter

By Jinshan Hong
2 min read
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Climate agreements have always failed before they succeeded

The transition from fossil fuels may be slow, but it is happening. That’s one reason for optimism ahead of COP26

By David Fickling
4 min read
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UK wants to pay for your e-cigarettes. Is this a wise move?

There is some science to how it might cut down smoking, but there are great unknowns and unintended consequences

By Therese Raphael
5 min read
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Unmusking the tree from which the Technoking apple fell

Elon Musk’s ideas seem shaped by his grandfather, but ‘worryingly his ideology is more dystopian than utopian’

By John Authers
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Cooking up a dazzling collection of fine jewellery

Confectioner Faaiza Omar and Charles Greig Jewellers have collaborated to produce a collection for summer

By Lucienne van Pul
3 min read

Covid-19 stops raining on shamans’ parades

Indonesia’s rain-averting ‘pawang hujans’ are back in business after the country eased pandemic restrictions

By Heru Asprihanto and Adi Kurniawan
1 min read

Mexicans hit the streets to breathe life into Day of the Dead

With nearly half its population vaxxed, citizens hit the streets in droves to celebrate the long-held tradition

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Wales are tough okes to beat, says Kitshoff

Prop believes the Springboks will get ‘tested mentally and physically’ in the northern hemisphere

George Byron
Deputy sports editor & rugby writer
2 min read
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Jaded India risk early exit from T20 World Cup

After losses to Pakistan and New Zealand, India’s chances of progressing past the group stages hang by a thread

By Amlan Chakraborty
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Boks destroy England to win Rugby World Cup

Today in SA sports history: November 2

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE