Wednesday, November 17 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Diversity is strength in SA. That’s why the ANC is weakening

Instead of ethnicising politics like it did in the Western Cape, the party should institutionalise diversity

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

‘The aim now is to destabilise the ANC’: Julius Malema

Coalition talks collapse and red berets vow to teach the ruling party a lesson

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Patriotic Alliance snub hurts DA’s plans to unseat ANC

Steenhuisen says PA is all about all about patronage politics, which is the last thing SA municipalities need

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Makeshift beds, pit toilets, outages— but these matrics won’t give up

Eastern Cape school’s pupils determined to get good results, despite appalling conditions they live and study in

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

My son is bookish A-student, says mom of limbs-in-fridge murder suspect

She is completely dumbfounded by what her introverted son is accused of

4 min read

Fraud will be the death of us: funeral policy scam has KZN teachers fuming

Education department the worst hit as syndicates in cahoots with brokerages access payslips to deduct fake policies

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read

PODCAST | Hunting Ndlovu: the capture and prosecution of a serial killer

In this episode of Boots on the Ground, we look at all that went into bringing Rosemary Ndlovu to book

By Paige Muller and Naledi Shange
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

African football must keep its refs in check

Video assistant refereeing is essential to stop a repeat of the shenanigans that Bafana were subjected to in Ghana

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Budget offers no relief for SA’s health system

Constitution guarantees the right to healthcare, but the vehicle for upholding it places elites ahead of the majority

By Russell Rensburg
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — November 17 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Belarus, Russia’s edge against EU: they don’t care what happens to migrants

Putin and Lukashenko would not hesitate to escalate the humanitarian crisis at the Polish border

By Andreas Kluth
5 min read

A Prozac a day keeps Covid-19 deaths at bay, says study

Experts say the finding raises the prospect of using antidepressants to treat the disease, but some are reluctant

By Irina Anghel
1 min read

Something good has come out of Covid — Senegal’s turtles are flourishing

Pandemic peace brings new life to threatened Senegalese green turtles

By Ngouda Dione and Cooper Inveen
2 min read

Prince Andrew’s personal piggy bank pays off £1.5m loan

The Duke of York has helped top political donor David Rowland and Banque Havilland pitch clients for years

By Harry Wilson and Gavin Finch
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Who you gonna call when rebooting a classic comedy? Dad, of course

Jason Reitman has breathed new life into his father Ivan’s ‘Ghostbusters’, throwing the original cast into the mix

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

Here comes Tom Petty’s girl with a tribute to her dad

A new doccie, executive produced by Adria Petty, goes behind the making of ‘Wildflowers’ album

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

Want a piece of Eric, Elvis, Madonna or Michael? What about Katy or Kurt?

Items belonging to rock icons from Clapton to Presley, Jackson to Cobain are set to go under the hammer soon

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Winning takes effort, but it also takes money

Since the beginning of 2020 there’s been no money for Sascoc’s athlete support programme

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Disappointed Broos looks beyond the gloom after Bafana’s exit

Bafana coach believes his team has come a long way in the last three months

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read

Blast from the past: Bafana swoop to beat Super Eagles

Today in SA sports history: November 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE