Friday, November 5 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The former faithful have spoken. The ANC must listen carefully

Ramaphosa likes to take his time to fix things. Unfortunately the ANC doesn’t have that luxury any more

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

From amandla to amen: Jesus is coming very soon for the ANC

Brace yourselves, South Africans, to say goodbye to predictable politics and hello to the uncertainties of populism

6 min read
News FREE

Who will lead metros? Get out the calculators, it could get complicated

There were only two metros in which winning parties secured comfortable victories

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
9 min read
Ideas FREE

Now starts the shovelling at the coalition face of SA politics

The recent elections produced a mixed bag of bloody noses for the big guns and personal bests for the smaller parties

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Schools defy department with exams, not tests, for grades 10 and 11

Model C schools say exams are essential to prepare candidates for matric, but some say this is unfair for poorer pupils

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SA’s woes are bad for its citizens but good for its writers: Damon Galgut

SA’s new Booker Prize winner says he’s lucky to earn a living from writing, but this wasn’t always the case

By Adele Shevel
6 min read
News FREE

How a giraffe and lightning in a Wits lab have lit up forensic science

A multidisciplinary project gives us an insight to a phenomenon that kills more than 250 people annually in SA

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
News FREE

Stamp out Covid hotspots to prevent next peak, urges Africa CDC chief

Dr John Nkengasong warns that vaccination rates on much of the continent are still too slow ahead of the next wave

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Welcome to power, small parties. SA’s fate is now in your hands

This new political landscape’s danger is that minority interests will play too big a role in forging coalitions

3 min read

Loyalty won’t bring change to SA, switching allegiance will

It is important to impress upon those who boycott elections that their votes do count and they can force change

4 min read

Put ma’am on my radar and I’ll pop you into bed with Abba

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 — November 5 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read
World FREE

Nobel Peace Prize to war crimes in two years: what’s up with Ethiopia’s PM?

Failure to manage ethnic tensions is at the root of Abiy Ahmed’s troubles, as rebel troops threaten capital city

By Marc Champion, Simon Marks and Fasika Tadesse
4 min read
World FREE

Saudi women prove to be good value for money in the workplace

Despite a strict conservative backdrop, Saudi Arabian women are slowly filling up jobs once designated for foreigners

By Raya Jalabi
5 min read
World FREE

Superheroes have lost their power over superfans in the pandemic era

With so many streaming options available, no one is hitting home runs in the movie business these days

By Brian Eckhouse
3 min read
World FREE

‘Someone with an axe to grind could have placed live round in Baldwin gun’

‘Rust’ armourer Hannah Gutierrez’s lawyer believes it’s possible the film set was sabotaged to prove a point

By Lisa Richwine
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The verdict: Paul Newman sets the record straight in memoirs

Superstar tells his own story from beyond the grave, and it’s ‘stunning, smart, funny, self-critical and tender’

By Jill Serjeant
1 min read

Dood, what an on-trend rags to riches idea

An Indian designer is using discarded fashion waste to produce high-end garments for men and women

By Sunil Kataria
1 min read

Fifa 22 must build a metaverse to stay in the game

To keep players engaged, EA needs to follow its rivals and allow users to create metaverses within its games

By Tiyashi Datta
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Concussion case could drop kick rugby out of the park

World Rugby needs to put its thinking cap on because a lawsuit by players threatens to tear the game apart

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Sport FREE

Time to go back to basics for vital T20 World Cup clash: Miller

After winning three on the trot, SA have built up a head of steam for Saturday’s must-win match against England

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Lucky punch sends Dingaan into dreamland

Today in SA sports history: November 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE