Monday, November 15 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

They say everyone has a price. What will the ANC’s be?

Local leaders are putting pressure on the national structure to jump into bed with the EFF, but at what cost?

4 min read

I didn’t order a hit on fellow cadre, says new ANC councillor

Bullets fly as three gunmen gatecrash outgoing KwaMashu councillor’s farewell party, leaving one dead

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read

MY ELECTIONS DIARY | Welkom to the pothole province

Some parts of the Free State are so bad it’s hard to tell a ‘tarred’ stretch of road from a gravel one

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
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Driven demented by ‘debt’ that turned out to be an error

A client’s use of a hired car results in an erroneous bill that takes years to clear up

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Broke and broken Emfuleni hopes to free itself from ANC stranglehold

Other parties aim for a workable coalition after ANC slips from 55.63% of the vote in 2016 to 39.71% this year

Ruan Jooste
Senior reporter
3 min read

R165m: that’s how much Emfuleni has wasted on a trio of non-starters

A sports facility, testing station and transport hub lie in ruins, raising the ire of residents

Ruan Jooste
Senior reporter
7 min read

Lack of access or hesitancy? Either way, SA’s vaccine rollout is uneven

Expert from Wits University says government has handled ‘demand creation’ poorly

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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PODCAST | Meet Sandile Mnikathi, the young DA deputy mayor-designate

The social democrat talks to Eusebius McKaiser about his plans for the municipality and more

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Will Gauteng’s water outage douse future fires?

If everyone plays their part this could be so. Let’s just hope the project doesn’t drown in shortcuts and corruption

2 min read
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Without a vision, SA perishes: how Godongwana got it all wrong

Austerity has only brought recession, stagnation and worse inequality. What our economy needs is stimulation

By Busi Sibeko and Zimbali Mncube
7 min read

Is Earth really safe from killer asteroids?

Scientists say there’s a one in 100 chance of a 140m asteroid hitting Earth every century, but don’t worry, Nasa’s on it

By Adam Minter
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — November 13 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Forget the words of this COP26 deal. Follow the money

While the pact’s language is softer than initial proposals, the commitment to curtail fossil fuel subsidies is promising

By David Fickling
5 min read

Not vaccinated yet? Well, into hard lockdown you go

I don’t see that two thirds should lose their freedom because one third is hesitating, says Austrian chancellor

By Ros Krasny
1 min read

FBI’s email hacked, confirming cyber threats are on the rise

Spam email reaches at least 100,000 mailboxes, but system targeted isn’t for classified information, says expert

By Jenny Surane
1 min read

Beware gift-bearing robber barons because there’s almost always a catch

By donating large sums to centres of learning, tainted family dynasties and opportunists seek to blunt human rights

By Martin Ivens
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The quick, comfy Audi S3 is A1

The new iteration blends speed with aggressive styling, and there’s no compromise on practicality and usability

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

From AI bots to user data: is there space for rights in the metaverse?

Digital spaces are raising privacy and ownership questions, with experts urging regulators to widen safeguards

By Sonia Elks
5 min read

Being gay in Hong Kong is no vacation, so enter ‘Boyscation’

A gay dating show, the first of its type in the city, hopes to break down LGBT+ barriers

By Seb Starcevic
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

PODCAST | Meet Royal AM’s magic man John Maduka

Currently sitting fourth in the PSL standings, Royal AM have shown they belong among the league’s aristocracy

Bareng-Batho Kortjaas
Sports editor and columnist: Sunday Times
1 min read

Mapimpi’s Bok strike rate is second to none

The wing’s 19 tries in 24 Tests put him above all the Springbok greats in try-scoring ratio

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Lambie swings low to boot Boks to victory

Today in SA sports history: November 15

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE