Wednesday, November 24 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Malema the power broker has played the coalition game to perfection

The EFF leader has a ruthless streak and a shrewd political brain, but he mustn’t let his power go to his head

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
Ideas FREE

With friends like these, the DA certainly doesn’t need enemies

‘Your victories can cost you more than your defeats’ will resonate with the DA and some of its new mayors

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

No movie script could have imagined the outcome of council elections

It’s thrilling politics, but it is also a recipe for unstable governments in key municipalities

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

‘No indication’ requirements met for Zuma’s medical parole, court told

DA, Helen Suzman Foundation and AfriForum battle with Arthur Fraser and ex-president over his early release

By FRANNY RABKIN
4 min read

We anticipate a tsunami in public health: Covid creates dialysis crisis

Doctors say transplant suspension has put programme under severe strain and restricts access to new patients

5 min read

Suspended maritime safety official marooned at home for months on full pay

Samsa has confirmed an independent forensic probe into wrongdoing

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

Devices help South Africans keep their lockdown blubber at bay

Device workouts are the most effective way to encourage exercise during the pandemic, study finds

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

FW de Klerk has undermined race relations in SA

How? By not acknowledging apartheid as a crime against humanity or coming clean about atrocities

5 min read
Ideas FREE

Indonesia is sinking into populism and nothing’s being done to stop it

New culture wars have worsened the political slide in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country

By Ruth Pollard
5 min read

Don’t give a dog just a bone: pet treats will raise the woof this Christmas

Retailers are expecting unprecedent demand for pet products and are shoring up in anticipation

By Andrea Felsted
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — November 24 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Desperate Afghans forced to sell young girls, even babies, into marriage

Poverty has driven up the rate of child marriage since the Taliban seized power three months ago

By Emma Batha and Shadi Khan Saif
5 min read

You can betcha bottom dollar you’ll be paying more for wheat products soon

Australia’s bumper harvest has been affected by rain, meaning a large percentage will be downgraded to feed

By Sybilla Gross
2 min read

Not cleared for take-off: Biden’s new chopper gets the thumbs down

White House yet to approve a first flight after Pentagon tests find the aircraft isn’t ‘operationally effective’

By Tony Capaccio and Jennifer Jacobs
4 min read

Don’t be crabby about this mating crawl, be an angel and embrace it

It’s red crab mating season on Christmas Island, but some folk don’t see it as a time in which to be jolly

By Stefica Nicol Bikes
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Flash of genius: Covid hobby becomes Africa’s largest photo library

A Ghanaian New Yorker has collected 30,000 books to ship home, thanks to the pandemic and a $1m windfall

By Angela Moore and Cooper Inveen
2 min read

Music to the ears: BRIT Awards wake up to woke

Organisers of the pop music awards show are introducing gender-neutral categories at 2022 show

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

The girl with the dragon tattoo is set to terrorise more villains

Nordic-noir Millennium series to be extended by three new books

By Johan Ahlander
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

SA boxing is just one punch away from a knockout

Azinga Fuzile’s fight on Sunday will be a real test

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Parnell unsure of Test future, focused on white ball cricket for now

For the time being, the Proteas all-rounder is just happy to be back and have the opportunity to share his experience

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE