Monday, November 29 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

It is time our for our leaders to lead and make vaccines mandatory now

SA will implode if it’s locked down every time a new Covid-19 variant or wave emerges

4 min read

Mandatory vaccines and tongue-lashings, but you can still buy booze

President Cyril Ramaphosa has kept SA on alert level 1, but urged South Africans to get vaccinated

By Zimasa Matiwane and Naledi Shange
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Vish granny will be next? Scammers are now going the extra mile

Until last week, I’d never heard of fraudsters going as far as posing as bank officials and visiting elderly folk

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Private schools offering hefty fee discounts for 2022

Dwindling pupil enrolment forces some of SA's top private schools to slash their fees by up to 20%

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Wave of depression about to land on SA’s battered shores

Psychologists warn the fourth wave and resulting restrictions are likely to have demoralising affect on people

2 min read

Forget proof of address, SA hotels may ask for vaccination passports

The move would be in keeping with international practice, says the Federated Hospitality Association of SA

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

Prasa’s bid to restore Cape Town commuter trains comes off the rails

The rail agency was supposed to have relocated about 1,300 people from the central line tracks by end of last week

3 min read

A family that sprays together, stays together ... sprays Toyotas, that is

Meet the Fouries, whose passion for the brand has turned their Klerksdorp home into a museum crammed with classics

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | More must be done if SA is to stop GBV and teen pregnancies

Education programmes abound, yet abuse of women continues unabated

2 min read

Two can play that game: new way to go for safari hunting companies

New documentary urges a human rights-focused development approach

By EMMANUEL KORO
3 min read

SA’s Omicron response shows we’re learning to be quick off the Covid mark

The country’s transparent response has given the world a chance to adapt to a fast-changing viral picture

By Therese Raphael
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — November 29 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Omicron is fast becoming omnipresent

As more and more nations shut their borders to Southern Africans, cases of the variant multiply across the globe

By Elizabeth Piper
3 min read

Rubbing salt into wounds and stealing a lot more than bread

In Belarus, desperate migrants are selling everything to leave the country, only to be conned by smugglers

By Yara Abi Nader and Joanna Plucinska
3 min read

Stowaway survives two and a half-hour flight in wheel well of US jet

Since 1947 129 people have stowed away in this manner, with 100 of them dying from injuries or exposure

By Steve Gorman
2 min read

Life cycle: Kiwi politician pedals to hospital while in labour

MP Julie Anne Genter bicycled to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning and gave birth an hour later

By Melanie Burton
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Close but no cigar: Peugeot’s pickup a bit of a let-down

The Landtrek double-cab is a decent enough vehicle, but  has formidable opposition

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

Chinese-language ‘Oscars’ say neigh to China as protest film wins top award

A film that focuses on 2019 protests in Hong Kong has won best documentary at Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards

By Ben Blanchard
1 min read

All Vors wants for Christmas is Hungary’s biggest nativity scene

Every year since 1948, the tiny village of 500 creates one of Europe’s largest nativity scenes

By Krisztina Fenyo
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Ex-captain Taylor says Steve Smith’s return could heal old wounds

The former captain has served a 12-month international playing ban and a two-year suspension from leadership roles

By Michael Church
2 min read

Man City will be my only Premier League club, says Guardiola

Aston Villa continue their resurgence under Steven Gerrard

By Manasi Pathak and Ed Osmond
2 min read

Blast from the past: Boks blitz England at Twickenham

Today in SA sports history: November 29

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE