Monday, November 8 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Will the ANC mend its ways? Does it matter? SA is moving on

Instead of confronting reality after its elections disaster, the party will blame-game its way to self-destruction

4 min read
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Best you check that funeral policy. It may have been dead at birth

A man who paid his gran’s funeral policy for 10 years has discovered it was invalid from day one

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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‘Flushing toilets are a luxury only my children’s children will see’

Villagers in the Giyani area have given up all hope that the re-elected ANC will deliver running water to them

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Findings from SA death reports during pandemic are surprising: expert

Death rates among young children have decreased, while the Northern Cape has the highest rate among provinces

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Transnet fuel theft turns deadly as three people die in fire

More than 3-million litres of fuel have been stolen in the current financial year and now the theft is stealing lives

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read
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Conservationists declare nuclear war on rhino poachers

SA research project will see radio-active microchips inserted in the animals’ horns as an added layer of protection

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
3 min read
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Gdańsking the night away: SA dancers take on world’s best in Poland

We meet break dancers Alfred Burgess and Courtnaé Paul, who did their country proud at world finals

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | The SAPS must ensure its officers are irreproachable

Passion to serve must be the overriding criteria for enrolment in the force or God help us

3 min read
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Your world hunger argument doesn’t pass Musker, Elon

If Musk and his ilk don’t want to invest in food aid, they should fund climate-smart innovations

By Amanda Little
4 min read
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Will sugar replacement producers’ race to win custom turn sour?

A number of sugar supplements are being tested, but they are pricey and we should rather ‘de-sweeten our lives’

By Larissa Zimberoff
8 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 8 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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What’s the difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming?

Scientists say crossing the 1.5°C threshold risks unleashing more severe climate change more often

By Kate Abnett
4 min read
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Hoping for a better job after the pandemic? A robot might get it instead

There is a surge of interest in automation at US firms, sparking fears of looming job shortages for unskilled workers

By Alexandre Tanzi
3 min read
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Steven Spielberg loses luxury ark to crusade for blockbuster temple

The director has sold his 86m superyacht for a 109m replacement at a time the industry is booming

By Scott Carpenter
1 min read
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Neigh place to hide: nightmare as horse blows state witness’s cover

Star witness Reza Zarrab, now running a Florida horse farm, helped US government convict a Turkish banker in 2017

By Christian Berthelsen
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Return to form? The new two-door SL harks back to yesteryear

Mercedes-AMG’s latest offering looks aggressive, but promises a light, sporty ride

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Is that dog with a far from poultry appetite a fox?!

A family pet that turned out to be an Andean fox has thrown the spotlight on wildlife trafficking in Peru

By Reuters
1 min read

Unlocking the mysteries of little known, pre-Islamic kingdoms

Archeaologists are on a mission to uncover the worship rituals, social life and economy of Dadan and Lihyan

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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Another World Cup, another disappointment for the Proteas

‘It’s a bitter pill to swallow,’ says coach Mark Boucher after T20 World Cup exit

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read
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‘That was a deserved victory’: Baxter after Chiefs claim derby spoils

Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter happy to make Buccaneers walk the plank

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read
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Blast from the past: Morne du Plessis leads Boks for the last time

Today in SA sports history: November 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE