Friday, November 19 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Silencing Africa’s guns — a dream deferred

In the last few weeks there have been coups, bombings, massacres and rebellions on our troubled continent

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read

Stamp of disapproval: keep ‘tough love’ for those who can afford it

Clamping down on exorbitant bailouts for SOEs is all very well, but what about those who depend on these institutions?

5 min read

PODCAST | Why I chose ANC over DA: PA leader Gayton McKenzie

Convicted criminal Gayton McKenzie says he would even have negotiated with the former AWB

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

People worked hard to remove me as chief justice: Mogoeng

The former head of the judiciary claims many of his attackers have since apologised to him

2 min read
News FREE

To keep your children safe, be open about kidnapping and abduction

Teddy Bear Clinic director says children must be made aware of the crimes, which are reportedly on the rise

4 min read
News FREE

Poverty makes men unable to be nurturing dads, study finds

Unemployed men who are unable to provide for their families face humiliation and are more likely to disengage

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read
News FREE

‘Helpless and forgotten’: Joburg residents fume after days without water

Planned maintenance is ‘on track’, but residents say there are not enough water trucks to service affected areas

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Rassie was rash, but World Rugby is childish

Its over-the-top punishment of the Bok boss is typically defensive and means everyone loses

3 min read

SA will stay in the dark about Eskom sabotage

No answers will be given because the ANC knows they’ll unleash an avalanche of skeletons. Instead, we watch and wait

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — November 19 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

In an ice irony, melting glaciers uncover wonder dust that cools the planet

The fine rock particles that lie beneath Greenland’s ice sheets can boost crop yields and absorb carbon dioxide

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen
5 min read

How big tech is downgrading space to junk status and putting lives at risk

ISS crew bolted for safety this week after a missile shattered a satellite, underlining the need for a cleanup

By Todd Shields
4 min read

QAnon shaman tries to capitolise on his virtues, but judge unmoved

Jacob Chansley’s ‘indefensible’ involvement in the US Capitol riots has seen him join other rioters in jail

By David Yaffe-Bellany
3 min read
World FREE

OMG! Apple is going to let you repair your iPhone

It is an astonishing reversal of policy that will be good for consumers and the planet, if not for company profits

By Adam Minter
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Savvy idea: local collaboration celebrates Cape Town and its mountain

Cara Saven and Hermien van der Merwe have donated larger-than-life artworks to Table Mountain cableway

By Declan Gibbon
2 min read

Netflix on transparency track with Top 10 listings

After criticism that it’s selective with info, it will release a weekly list of it most popular shows

By Dawn Chmielewski
1 min read

Non-binary? Woke? French leaders won’t have you writing off their values

The inclusion of the ‘iel’ pronoun in a respected French dictionary has raised the ire of the country’s government

By Geert De Clercq
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

WATCH | I felt targeted before a ball was kicked, says Bafana skipper

Williams was warned by ref Maguette N’Diaye about time-wasting before Ghana match had even started

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read

Bok centre pairing have each other’s backs

Damian de Allende gives insight to his partnership with Lukhanyo Am

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Donald reaches 300 Test wicket milestone

Today in SA sports history: November 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE