Friday, November 26 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

No refusing these marriages of inconvenience to uninvited suitors

Coalitions will be with us for some time and, who knows, they might just serve us better than what’s gone before

5 min read
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Another Covid Christmas on the cards as new variant explodes in SA

It may be more transmissible than Delta and it’s spreading fastest among under-25s, so now’s the time to get vaccinated

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read
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It’s personal: ANC may not know it yet, but Malema is out for revenge

The ruling party keeps treating the EFF leader like any other leader of an opposition party. He is not

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Gangsters’ paradise: SA besieged by organised crime, says report

Global research reveals how sophisticated criminal gangs tightened their grip on Africa during Covid-19

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read
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Mavundla deal was clinched way before Zuma made the call: KZN ANC

Zikalala says provincial leaders ditched IFP for Mavundla because of long-standing agreement with Zuma’s friend

2 min read
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WATCH | ‘A ghost is better than the ANC’: Malema says EFF will ‘bury’ rival

EFF leader rubs salt in the ANC’s wounds after siding with the DA in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane

By TIMESLIVE
1 min read
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Shell’s Wild Coast seismic survey fuels call for boycott at pumps

Plans to explore the coast have sparked public outrage and ignited campaigns to stop the oil firm

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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EDITORIAL | Caution: don’t spend more than you save on Black Friday

South Africans are advised to be strategic with how they buy

2 min read
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Bonjour, religious tourism; bon voyage, hard-earned cash

It seems Malawi has a new growth industry and you’ll never guess who’s shepherding the sheep

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Everyone has some form of rabid aversion, it’s all the rage

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Nothing could have prepared me for two weeks of Covid hell

Tanya Farber on Thursday won the VJoys national prize in the Opinion category for this Sunday Times Daily feature

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
14 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world — November 26 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
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‘He will now rest in peace’: Ahmaud Arbery’s killers found guilty

Jury hailed for ‘addressing pervasive inequities that exist when it comes to treatment of black and brown people’

By Erik Larson
6 min read

Boris fires salvo across Channel: France not doing enough to halt migrants

Prime minister under political pressure to end small boat crossings as 31 people die in the Channel en route to UK

By Kitty Donaldson and Samy Adghirni
3 min read

‘Bigger than business’: China’s challengers are getting bolder

Jamie Dimon, Lithuania, women’s tennis are testing how far they can go defying world’s second-biggest economy

By Iain Marlow, Samson Ellis and Kari Lindberg
6 min read

Nigeria plans R92bn in cash handouts to replace fuel subsidies

Move seems to be less about economics than ensuring support for the ruling party ahead of next year’s elections

By Anthony Osae-Brown and Ruth Olurounbi
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Raise a mug: DJ Black Coffee ‘speechless’ at Grammy nomination

The award-winning SA artist will go up against Illenium, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Sylvan Esso and Ten City

By Jill Serjeant and Lisa Richwine
3 min read

Food for thought: Italian artist tackles racism by turning it into ‘food’

Swastikas in a tunnel? No problem, Pier Paolo Spinazze will turn them into pizzas, salads, cupcakes, you name it

By Emily Roe and Cristiano Corvino
1 min read

Game on: Korean game makers embrace NFTs, bringing real money into play

Gaming firms’ shares are surging, even though regulators have banned NFT games in the country

By Joori Roh
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

World Rugby’s new eligibility rules are set to change the game

The amendment is a decisive step towards tapping into a talent pool that would have otherwise remained dormant

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Continue taking the knee, Cricket SA board tells Proteas

SuperSport Park is the venue for the first and second ODIs while the third will be played at the Wanderers in Joburg

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE