Thursday, November 4 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

If things don’t change, SA faces a revolution far worse than July

Low voter turnout is a rejection of major parties and unless they provide solutions to our issues, we’re in big trouble

Sibongakonke Shoba
Politics editor: Sunday Times
2 min read
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Red flag: SA is ripe for capture by right-wing authoritarianism

If Monday’s triumphant parties do not show good faith and citizens do not pay attention, democracy will be history

4 min read

We ain’t fools, DA and ANC. We see your gaslight at the end of the tunnel

Duarte thinks it’s good ANC supporters deserted the polls, while Steenhuisen wants us to believe the DA is styling

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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PODCAST | Mmusi Maimane outlines his pathway back to formal politics

The leader of One South Africa Movement is on the comeback trail, bolstered by Monday’s election results

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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A look back to 2011 shows how far ANC has fallen

The party appears to be collapsing, with a glance at previous local government elections revealing the extent thereof

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
3 min read
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‘It’s a time bomb’: Community wants answers after huge arms factory fire

Probe begins as fireball at Rheinmetall Denel Munition near Somerset West is a haunting reminder of fatal 2018 blast

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read
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From state witness to accused: arrest warrant issued for Magashule’s ex-PA

Detectives went to see Moroadi Cholota in the US, but she did not agree to be a state witness, so a warrant was issued

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
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State scores own coal: firm gets mining rights next to Big Five reserve

A prospecting licence has been granted inside and alongside Nambiti Game Reserve, near Ladysmith

3 min read
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South Africans find working from home is not all it’s cracked up to be

An Ipsos survey found ‘the need to adeptly manage the boundaries between work and family is critical’

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Billions in green funding are a godsend. Let’s not mess it up

Ramaphosa and mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe must get on the same page for this to work

4 min read

Jack Reacher: saviour of good guys, saviour of Christmas

I am always grateful the hero hits shelves in November because the holidays wouldn’t be the same without him

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read
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Climate change is real. SA’s cities must act now to be more resilient

Joburg’s initiative of recycling landfill gas and putting it back into the grid is an example of the way forward

By Nosipho Hlatshwayo
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 4 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read
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Shot in arm for Covid fight as jab for 5- to 11-year-olds gets green light

US regulators say risk of myocarditis is very low, but a decision on a jab for 12- to 17-year-olds has been delayed

By Fiona Rutherford
2 min read
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Ethiopia declares state of emergency to repel rebel advance on capital

UN alarmed about deteriorating situation as rebels capture towns on the main road to Addis Ababa

By Samuel Gebre and Fasika Tadesse
4 min read
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The climate war will be lost unless all of big business signs up

It will cost trillions to help the third world go green, and developed nations’ governments can’t foot the bill alone

By Michael R Bloomberg and Mark Carney
6 min read
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Four-year-old found alive after two weeks missing in Australian outback

Cleo Smith found by police locked in a house 100km from where she vanished. A man has been arrested

By Renju Jose
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How Cuban artists are using NFTs to socialise with the world

They will sell digital portraits of citizens and later stream live concerts and parties to show off their culture

By Mario Fuentes
2 min read

Fancy some Russian royal jewellery? You can have it, for millions

A brooch and ear clips that belonged to Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna are expected to fetch R8m at auction soon

By STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
1 min read

In Nepal, a dog’s life is a god’s life

At a festival to celebrate the god of death’s messenger, dogs are showered with baths, garlands and treats

By Gopal Sharma
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Bafana are just one or two injuries away from a goalkeeping crisis

Far too many PSL clubs have foreign first-choice goalkeepers, leaving the cupboard bare for the Bafana coach

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

The Boks seem to be very Fassi about experience

Precociously talented Aphelele Fassi’s absence from the Springbok match-day squad has raised eyebrows

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
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Blast from the past: Boks edge All Blacks for World Cup third place

Today in SA sports history: November 4

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE