Tuesday, November 9 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Think SA’s in the dark now? Just wait till the ANC names its mayors

While Zuma feigns outraged ignorance, the reasons for SA’s gloomy situation are as clear as day

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
News FREE

Reeva’s dad ready to speak to Oscar Pistorius as parole looms

Blade Runner’s parole date has been postponed to allow a victim-offender dialogue to take place

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read

PODCAST | Rises and falls in a changed political landscape

Eusebius McKaiser chats to Peter Bruce about how SA parties have entered a new era

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

Trip the light (un)fantastic: Moz power fault leaves SA further in the dark

Zambia blackout at the weekend led to problems with the supply from Cahora Bassa dam, adding to Eskom’s problems

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Anti-vax doctors could lose their licences, says regulator

Following complaints from the public, HPCSA launches probe into healthcare professionals who are against Covid jabs

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

Homicide still the leading cause of SA’s non-natural deaths, study finds

Based on 2017 figures, the SAMRC found the Western Cape had the highest number of deaths from gunshots

4 min read

Risk of stroke higher among young vapers than smokers, says study

The median age for strokes in e-cigarette users is 48, while in those who smoke traditional cigarettes it is 59

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
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Tracy, the wandering Toyota, hangs up her tyres

After a long life of adventure, the car joins a collector’s range of classic rarities

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

State mustn’t shrug at load-shedding. It must act

Power cuts are becoming a way of life in SA. We need government’s firm commitment to stop the rot

3 min read
Ideas FREE

SA’s liberation war veterans are angry. Here’s why

Empty promises and a department that’s supposed to look after military veterans, but doesn’t, are unacceptable

By Lindy Heinecken
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — November 9 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

It’s bon voyage again as US lifts Covid-19 entry ban

First imposed in early 2020, the country’s restrictions barred access to non-US citizens from 33 countries

By Tara Oakes and Ingrid Melander
2 min read

The Twitterati have spoken: Musk must sell $21bn stake in Tesla

Majority of Twitter poll supports theoretical sale, as Musk uses platform again to stoke interest in his company

By Ryan Beene and Dana Hull
4 min read

Royal pains keep Thais glued to their seats in cinemas

To express their dissatisfaction, more and more citizens have the courage to stay seated during the royal anthem

By Randy Thanthong-Knight
5 min read

Yemeni model gets five years in jail for showing her hair online

Amnesty International says the woman, in her 20s, was also tortured to ‘confess’ that she used drugs

By Lisa Barrington
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Cape Town City Ballet strips away Covid blues with three-ingredient tonic

The works of three world-famous choreographers have been brought together for a spirit-lifting programme

By CLAIRE KEETON AND TANYA FARBER
4 min read

How African artists are embracing NFTs and reaping rewards

Since being introduced to NFTs earlier this year, a Nigerian artist has sold 44 works, which has been ‘life-changing’

By Fikayo Owoeye and Nneka Chile
1 min read

Crypto queens: women rise to stake space in blockchain world

Gender gap in crypto mirrors tech and finance sectors, but a growing number of women are entering the market

By Rina Chandran
5 min read

Out of the depths, into the Depot: thousands of artworks surface

A Dutch museum has unveiled more than 150,000 pieces that have been hidden in underground storage for years

By Stephanie van den Berg
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Broos pleased by how quickly Bafana have adapted to his methods

Under Belgian Hugo Broos, Bafana are just two games away from a World Cup playoff place

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
3 min read

Haters will appreciate Djokovic after he retires: Medvedev

Serb Novak Djokovic will finish as year-end No.1 for a record seventh time

By Rohith Nair
1 min read

Blast from the past: Holyfield TKOs Tyson to take world title

Today in SA sports history: November 9

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE