Thursday, November 11 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

ANC’s young leaders push for coalition with EFF in all hung municipalities

However the older generation is dubious, with one describing the red caps’ demands as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘unscrupulous’

4 min read
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Mayor, mayor on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

ANC picks mayoral candidates as teams negotiate coalitions. Here’s its list of nominees for the metros

By Kgothatso Madisa, Mawande AmaShabalala and Zimasa Matiwane
5 min read

Come on, Bafana, bring SA some happiness. You know you can do it

Neil Tovey, the only skipper to lead Bafana to silverware 25 years ago, says SA football fans are ‘hungry for happiness’

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Gwede’s an outdated fossil who’s oblivious to clean energy or reality

I’m pretty sure the energy minister doesn’t speak for Africa. He shouldn’t even be speaking on behalf of SA

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Never mind keeping lights on, Eskom can’t even keep its records straight

Legacy contracts can’t be blamed as new ones are equally dodgy and wrongdoing isn’t punished: AG tells MPs

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
5 min read

Let matrics write final exams online, says distance education provider

It would make life easier for many and software can stop cheating, but there are still a few creases to be ironed out

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
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Namibia willing to risk the Okavango if Canadian firm finds oil

The energy minister says the nation wishes to grant the 25-year production licence to drill near the Unesco site

By Wendell Roelf
1 min read
Ideas FREE

WATCH | What to expect from SA’s medium-term budget

Siobhan Redford from RMB speaks about the strategies the finance minister might use to revive SA’s economy

By Business Day TV
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Give pupils exams only when they’re all going to school daily

At present this luxury is enjoyed only by Model C grade 11s and 12s, making it unfair for those at poorer schools

3 min read

Medical varsity is dying from protests, in dire need of life-saving surgery

Rogue elements are preventing Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University from flourishing. It needs help

5 min read

Dear diary, it’s been a while

Writing down your secrets comes with its trials and tribulations, but it’s worth remembering its priceless joys

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — November 11 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

One virus, two pandemics: how Europe proves the danger of anti-vaxxers

Data show a stark continental divide in death rates and cases requiring hospitalisation

By Lionel Laurent
4 min read

How does it feel to lose $50bn in two days? Ask Elon Musk

The record-breaking plunge has narrowed the billionaire’s lead over Jeff Bezos as the richest man in the world

By Sophie Alexander
1 min read

Greenland chooses nature over lucre as it shafts uranium mining

It has also halted plans by an Australian firm to exploit one of the world’s largest deposits of rare earth minerals

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen
1 min read

Three-quarters in UK don’t know how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust

Despite general awareness of the genocide, survey shows concerning gaps in public knowledge

By Adam Blenford
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

REVIEW | X marks the spot: your favourite brand probably can’t do this

Sbusiso Mkwanazi questions blind brand loyalty as he tries out one of the latest flagship smartphones

By Sibusiso Mkwanazi
2 min read

China gaming giant hits double whammy with Netflix debut, record tourney

The successes have sent Chinese esports stocks surging amid a crackdown on the country’s games industry

By Zheping Huang and Vlad Savov
2 min read

Your rubbish for our books: Indonesian library creates literacy from litter

A novel initiative by Java island librarian sees children cleaning up the environment in exchange for books

By Tommy Ardiansyah and Yuddy Cahya Budiman
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Maharaj to captain a Proteas side full of fresh faces in Netherlands series

Parnell and Zondo return to ODI squad, while Hamza and Rickelton are set to make their debuts

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Bok coach predicts another arm wrestle against indomitable Scots

A quality Scotland team are coming off an impressive victory against Australia last weekend

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Proteas stage rousing fightback to beat Aussies

Today in SA sports history: November 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE