Tuesday, November 23 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

If Ramaphosa’s playing a long game, he’s playing it all by himself

As blank-faced over the Eskom sabotage as he was over the July riots, one’s got to wonder if he has any game at all

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
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Ruffled feathers fly as July unrest probe grills Mapisa-Nqakula

Security forces’ response thwarted by politics, lack of cooperation between state agencies, says ex-minister

By Yasantha Naidoo and Nivashni Nair
6 min read
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‘We’re playing our political game’: DA scores as ANC is EFFed up in metros

Senior EFF insider explains why party voted for the DA in SA’s metros, a decision which ‘surprised’ Helen Zille

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA, Kgothatso Madisa and ZIMASA MATIWANE
5 min read

D-Day for SA as Fifa committee meets to decide Bafana’s World Cup fate

Safa wants a replay of the contentious World Cup qualifier against Ghana at a neutral venue

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Fourth wave: keep calm and carry on masking

There’s likely to be an uptick in hospitalisations in two to three weeks, but that’s no reason to panic: health minister

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Say sorry for calling me a cockroach or I’ll sue for R1m: Malema to Kunene

EFF leader’s lawyers say PA founder’s comments suggest or imply the CiC is ‘a criminal’ and ‘subhuman’

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read

Pupils with special needs are being sidelined, says veteran teacher

Meanwhile, pupils who drop out of school after grade 9 have nothing to show for almost a decade of education

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

IT, maths, English? No problem, we’re driving them home in a DigiBus

A children’s charity and an IT corporate have teamed up to bring much-needed education and hope to township kids

2 min read

PODCAST | Make the most of Black Friday without going into the red

Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Ester Ochse, product head for FNB Money Management, who provides some tips

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Do your bit, don’t force state into dire action

Latest Gauteng Covid numbers are a forceful reminder that now is not the time for SA to let its guard down

3 min read
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How SA can get locals to conserve coastlines

Community stewardship, aligned with rights, needs and support, is essential to protecting coastal and marine areas

By Wayne Stanley Rice
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 23 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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No go-go: China’s belt through Africa hits a roadblock

The BRI slowdown has been attributed to Covid-19, Beijing’s waning appetite for foreign investments and African debt

By Duncan Miriri
6 min read

Sick of your boss bothering you after hours? Big tech to the rescue!

Governments are trying to change laws to help workers unplug from their jobs, but tech is already a step ahead

By Parmy Olson
3 min read

Bethlehem is hoping to have itself a merrier little Christmas this year

Plenty of room at the inns as tourists trickle back to Bethlehem after Covid-19 curbs eased

By Zainah El-Haroun
1 min read

California’s ancient giants set to become a shadow of their former selves

In 2020, up to 14% of sequoias were lost in one fire, and it’s getting worse

By Mark Chediak
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Want to see The Beatles as human beings?

Then ‘Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson’s documentary series is what you need to see them ‘as never before’

By Jill Serjeant
2 min read

K-pop sweeps American Music Awards as BTS beats Taylor Swift, Drake

The boy band was named artist of the year and favourite pop group

By Jill Serjeant
2 min read

Britain returns Ethiopian artefacts, unwillingly, of course

More than a dozen treasures that were taken after the 1868 battle of Maqdala have been returned to the country

By Reuters
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Safa protest is a fool’s errand, claims Ghana

The Ghana Football Association accuses Safa’s protest of lacking merit and calls for a fine to be imposed

Neville Khoza
Journalist
1 min read

Verstappen will have first shot at F1 title in Saudi Arabia

With two races to go, the F1 world championship is set to gown down to the wire

By ALAN BALDWIN
2 min read

Blast from the past: England savage limping Springboks at Twickenham

Today in SA sports history: November 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE