Thursday, November 18 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Calculating to the end, FW botched his last chance to free himself

He could have atoned for apartheid by admitting it was a crime and pleading for forgiveness. He didn’t

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Intractable coalition talks reveal our odious political culture

SA parties have shown their true colours, caring more about amassing power than the needs of voters and citizens

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
5 min read

What keeps Cyril looking so young? It’s certainly not sleepless nights

Obama became grey and haggard during his years in office, while our president remains unscathed. Why?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
Sport FREE

Broos is on the right track but he can’t do it all himself

A strong, successful Bafana Bafana squad needs a supply line of quality players from Chiefs and Pirates

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

A syndicate is behind the spate of central Joburg kidnappings, say locals

And it doesn’t help that police are understaffed and often don’t have access to vehicles, says CPF head

4 min read

‘They called us monkeys’: lecturer who was shot in Phoenix unrest

Durban man who was attacked by an armed group manning a road block relives his trauma during SAHRC hearings

By Mfundo Mkhize
6 min read
News FREE

There is a plan to end load-shedding, but it will take time: Pravin Gordhan

Minister also warns ‘corrupt’ Eskom employees to desist from nefarious activity as they get ‘paid more than adequately’

2 min read

Fasting two days a week more appealing than traditional diets, study finds

Recent research suggests dieters prefer intermittent fasting as it is simpler to stick to

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

SAPO doesn’t need R8bn, it needs tough love

Courier companies have moved with the times and proven profitable, unlike the negligent SA Post Office

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Even Clarkson doesn’t deserve a book burning

It is hard to fathom the lengths US conservatives and others will go to to erase that with which they disagree

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — November 18 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

So this is how the pandemic will end: what party town outbreak reveals

Findings from the epicentre of breakthrough infections bode well for the pandemic, say scientists

By Jason Gale
5 min read

Pfizer asks FDA to clear Covid pill for high-risk patients

Paxlovid is second oral antiviral to undergo FDA review as drugmaker moves to widen access to oral treatment

By Riley Griffin
2 min read

Harsh climate: why Shell is divorcing the Netherlands after 114 years

The relationship between the oil firm and its home country had been under strain for some time

By Laura Hurst, Diederik Baazil and Fred Pals
7 min read

Will upset Chinese show international fashion house the Dior?

Christian Dior draws ire in China with photo that ‘smears Asian women’

By Bloomberg News
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Not vaxxed? If in Germany, you’d have to stop wining and mull over this

As Covid-19 infections rise, the foodie sections of some Christmas markets will be off limits to the unvaccinated

By Maximilian Schwarz and Martin Schlicht
1 min read

You’ve got to hand it to them, they stick to the task and are flipping good

From walking on hands to pogo sticking and backflips, these are the people who smashed Guinness World Records

By Sarah Mills
1 min read

Batting for the fabric of the environment, one mangrove fruit at a time

Indonesia’s batik-makers are turning to mangroves as demand grows for eco dyes

By Tommy Ardiansyah
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

No place for Nkosi as Boks stick with Kriel

SA makes three changes to the starting line-up. In come Cobus Reinach, Lood de Jager and Handrè Pollard

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Dale shows his Steyn power

Today in SA sports history: November 18

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE