Tuesday, November 16 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Lightbulb moment, ANC ... we’re in the dark physically, not mentally

Sadly, it’s the party’s top leadership that wants us to believe it’s not at fault for the cock-up that’s Eskom

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read
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OBITUARY | ‘Don’t be a bloody fool, you’ll starve to death, Wilbur’

Wilbur Smith’s father couldn’t have been more wrong. The author has died a multimillionaire, aged 88

By Chris Barron
7 min read

‘Fragile, imperfect’ deal to stop global warming needs nations to act fast

If countries don’t start acting with a sense of urgency on climate change, there will be zero net-zero

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read
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Booze for Africa! ‘Landmark’ Heineken deal values Distell at R40.1bn

Distell’s CEO says the entity that will be created will have a significant presence in African markets

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Finance minister to step down from ANC role

He will no longer be chairperson of subcommittee on economic transformation, a powerful position in the party

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
2 min read

Hawks nab nurse for leaking 2020 matric papers

This is the second person to be arrested, as the department introduces measures to prevent a recurrence

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Good marks, fees paid, so why did TUT ‘deprive’ students of graduation day?

After travelling long distances and studying through the pandemic, two graduates have little to show for it

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

WATCH | How to Eskom-proof your life with gadgets and lighting devices

The time between load-shedding provides the opportunity to look at ways to counter the effects of blackouts

By Demi Buzo
1 min read

Africa’s first dedicated diabetes centre in public health opens

About 4.6-million in SA have diabetes, with Covid highlighting the scourge, say those involved in the Cape Town facility

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
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Is grapefruit upping your statin absorption, spinach eating your aspirin?

These ‘healthy’ foods could be sabotaging your medication and your doctor might not know it, study finds

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | SA needs reassurance that the July riots won’t happen again

Government’s inability to bring those responsible for the debacle to justice doesn’t augur well for the ANC

3 min read
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FW de Klerk: a brief comment

In its response to his death, the ANC has a duty to acknowledge SA’s diversity

By James Ngculu
4 min read
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Property tech is taking over, but agents still have a home in the market

SA should learn from the misfortune of a big proptech player in the US

By Gil Sperling
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 16 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Pfizer shot the sharpest in Covid-19 immune response study

It found recipients of Sinopharm, Sputnik V and AstraZeneca jabs could be susceptible to breakthrough cases

By Jason Gale
2 min read

Stop using our haka in your protests, Māori tribe tells anti-vaxxers

The traditional performance made famous by the All Blacks has been taken up by those opposed to vaccine mandates

By Praveen Menon
1 min read

Tories in trouble as corruption scandals stick to Teflon Boris

If Johnson starts to consistently lose his popular appeal, he knows he has to answer to his party

By Emily Ashton
3 min read

Covid has helped internet become ‘a playground for paedo predators’

International cooperation is needed to fight the scourge, which is particularly bad in Africa, says report

By Emma Batha
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

How building Harry Potter’s world conjured its own school of magic

Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. Here, those involved look back

By Mindy Burrows
2 min read

Nigerian film about police brutality premieres at top African festival

Whether a police officer or a citizen, Nigerians are all victims of the system in which they live, says director

By Angela Ukomadu
1 min read

There’s no banking on these currencies any more, so on that note ...

An artist is bringing new value to discarded bolivar banknotes to ‘build the Venezuela I want in future’

By Johnny Carvajal and Deisy Buitrago
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

We’re not Ghana take this lying down: Safa

Safa to ask Fifa and Caf to investigate match fixing suspicions after officials’ dubious calls in Bafana game

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
3 min read

Kitshoff says Boks have plenty left in the tank for England Test

SA look to maintain their No.1 position in the rankings, but no players have been nominated for player of the year award

By Nick Said and Dhruv Munjal
3 min read

Blast from the past: Brave Scots thump Boks at Murrayfield

Today in SA sports history: November 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE