Monday, November 22 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Opposition disunity + loyalty to the ANC = business as usual in SA

Unless opposition parties find a middle ground and voters back-bench loyalty, the ANC will continue to sink SA

4 min read
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Freeloaders boot up followers while original creators suffer

With little copyright protection for digital content producers, the space has become a free-for-all

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read
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Hackers lurk and know what they’re doing. SA firms must be prepared

Private and public sectors are on the receiving end of an attacks that tip the risk-reward ratio in the hackers’ favour

By Ian Engelbrecht
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Justice for Popi and Bongeka: biggest human rights event is back on table

Amnesty International’s letter-writing campaign turns 20 this year, and three cases from Africa are in the spotlight

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read

‘He persecuted us every day’: family of Limpopo serial killer’s victim

Relatives speak out as some try to accept their loved ones are gone while others still wait for DNA test results

5 min read

‘It’s in God’s hands’: more hardship looms for Eastern Cape citrus farmers

Drought-stricken farms are seeing reduced crops and smaller fruit and it looks like more of the same in 2022

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Jeffrey Donson’s re-election is a slap in the face on many levels

The child rapist is again donning mayoral chains -- an insult to his victim, community and SA’s fight against GBV

2 min read

Wish you were beer: Africa is beverage’s next frontier

Interest by brewing giants is a signal the world’s next great urban labour force will be bigger than China and India’s

By David Fickling
4 min read
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Sometimes even conspiracy theorists have a point

The exoneration of two men convicted of killing Malcolm X should prompt us to practise listening

By Stephen L. Carter
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — November 22 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Sudan’s democracy train looks like it’s back on track

Army, civilian groups reach agreement on prime minister’s reinstatement and release of political prisoners

By Khalid Abdelaziz
1 min read

As Covid curbs tighten, European protests grow and get more violent

Strict measures enforced in European countries after hospitals and ICUs fill up, mostly with the unvaccinated

By Jonathan Tirone, Fred Pals and Alexander Weber
2 min read

‘Rampant harassment’ a Musk at Elon’s Fremont factory

A female Tesla employee has joined a host of others in accusing the firm of ‘nightmarish’ working conditions

By Katia Porzecanski and Dana Hull
2 min read

Get used to expensive coffee. And It’ll probably taste worse too

A global shortage of arabica coffee beans is tempting roasters to swap in the harsher robusta variety

By Archie Hunter, Marvin G Perez and Mumbi Gitau
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Can VW’s Polo maintain its reign in SA?

The hatch faces tough competition, but updated versions should keep converts happy

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read

‘Emotionally brilliant’: after six years, Adele’s back, braver than ever

The singer’s new album, made with her son Angelo top of mind, has received rave reviews

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

Bursting with bling, ‘House of Gucci’ tells of the feuds behind fashion

The film, which opens on Thursday, goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the family behind the brand

By Rollo Ross
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sundowns Ladies return to heroines’ welcome after continental triumph

Their fantastic achievement will raise the profile of the women’s game in SA

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
2 min read

United give Solskjaer the boot after another embarrassing defeat

Bookmakers have named Zinedine Zidane as favourite to be the next permanent manager at Old Trafford

By Simon Evans
3 min read

Blast from the past: Rossouw scores four tries as Boks thrash France

Today in SA sports history: November 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE