Thursday, November 25 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Welcome to uMngeni, where the New SA is at last dawning

Its new leaders are young, competent and anti-corruption – in short, exactly what a nation that’s in the ashes needs

4 min read
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The Anthropause: did lockdown let Earth breathe or create false comfort?

Experts from Wits have expressed hope and horror in equal measure

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
5 min read

Facing vaxx: Covid numbers don’t lie — vaccines save lives

As the fourth wave approaches there are 16.8-million doses of the vaccine here in SA just waiting to save lives

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read
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SAA reaches for the stars, but keeps its feet on the ground

It looks to align capacity with market demand as it undergoes its rebuilding phase

By Simon Newton-Smith
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Parents’ horror at accused teacher's sex ed

Deputy headmaster’s present school tells staff and parents it only became aware of the allegations on November 15

Prega Govender
Journalist
5 min read
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We are supposed to be safe: Israel’s SA immigrants reel after terror attack

Hamas claims responsibility for attack in which a South African man was killed and four people were injured

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read
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SIU guns for ‘inflated’ profits of Gauteng Covid school cleaning firms

Tribunal hears how a range of companies not on database for cleaning and sanitation benefited from bloated contracts

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

New study shows ‘epidemics of sexism in African parliaments’

SA is one of the progressive parliaments that has a sexual harassment policy in place

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

WATCH | We’ve lost everything: Gift of the Givers steps in to help George

The organisation has provided food, blankets and mattresses to those worst affected by Monday’s floods

Esa Alexander
Senior photojournalist
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | A better economy means better fathers — and it needs to happen

Poverty has bred a crisis of fatherhood in SA, a UCT study has found

2 min read
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How to beat the pandemic? Collaborate fairly and do it now

There needs to be a binding agreement among countries for an equitable use and distribution of resources

By WHO SPECIAL ENVOYS
4 min read
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Pack those troubles in an old kit bag, but don’t forget the books

The holidays are almost upon us and there’s no better time to catch up on all the authors you didn’t get to this year

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
3 min read
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PODCAST | Debt or growth: what is SA’s real crisis?

Peter Bruce chats to Colin Coleman about the country’s prospects

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — November 25 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

The race against Covid: who’s winning and who’s losing?

Where does SA stand in a ranking of the worst and best places to be during the pandemic?

By Bloomberg News
7 min read

We’ll getchew: Ethiopians turn vigilante as rebels edge closer to capital

Thousands of volunteers have been trained to fight the group, but Tigrayans say they are being unfairly targeted

By Reuters
3 min read

Asteroid-deflecting spacecraft darts off to hunt down Dimorphos

In a bid to save humanity from the dinosaurs’ fate, Nasa launched the craft as a test to stave off potential disasters

By Steve Gorman
3 min read

Will the House of Hinduja come tumbling down all because of its women?

The controversial family behind the $18bn British-Indian group is engaged in a bitter dispute, its biggest threat yet

By Hugo Miller and Jonathan Browning
8 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Lights, camera, no action: staff shortages leave film companies crewless

Want to work in the film industry? Then now is a good time because production companies are struggling to find crew

By Michael Kahn
4 min read

E=mc² equals a whopping €8.7m more than expected, but it’s all relative

Albert Einstein’s notes, with the calculations of his relativity theory, have sold for €11.7m at a Paris auction

By Ardee Napolitano
1 min read

Welcome to Decentraland, where you can buy virtual real estate

In this ‘metaverse’, users can purchase land and visit buildings using cryptocurrency

By Elizabeth Howcroft
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Caf considers moving 2022 World Cup playoffs from Africa to Qatar

The dates for the World Cup playoffs will be announced after Friday’s Caf executive committee meeting in Cairo

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor
2 min read

Verreynne looks to cash in on the absence of Proteas’ big guns

Wicketkeeper-batsman aims to cement his place in the national squad with consistent performances

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE