Tuesday, November 30 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ignorance was Cyril’s saving grace until it hit close to home

I hope the president savours this brief national unity before SA’s vaccination problem spoils things

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
News FREE

Those gravely ill from Omicron are unvaccinated, says NICD

Data so far suggest transmissibility of Omicron is increased and is being driven by younger people, say experts

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

Omicron may be mild, but ‘concerning elements’ keep experts on alert

Scientists across the world work to understand more about variant’s structure and hazards compared with other strains

By Loni Prinsloo and Jason Gale
4 min read
News FREE

To rage or not to rage, that is the vaxxing question

Debate rages over whether (and how) matric rage festivals should happen after Ramaphosa’s plea

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

I can’t wait to tell July unrest hearing the real story, says KZN top cop

Police commissioner to hit back at accusations that he failed to cooperate with army when it was deployed in province

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Freedom Under Law admitted as a party in Hlophe litigation

Full bench of high court finds that NGO has historical connection to case

By Franny Rabkin
2 min read

Crafts made by local women to give tourists a true African Christmas

The V&A Waterfront has ditched traditional decorations for something more sustainable and eye-catching

3 min read

Extreme heat is on for middle-aged people and those from cooler climes

Emergency department visits are higher among those aged 45 to 54 than are in the 75 years-plus age group, study finds

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

State’s Covid carnage-to-creativity rollout is exactly what we need

Whether naysayers like it or not, government’s focus on vaccines rather than lockdowns is SA’s only way forward

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Skin lighteners: fashion and family still driving uptake in SA

Rising numbers suggest the danger surrounding such products has not been communicated effectively

By Farzana Rahiman and Lester Davids
4 min read

Kenyan families don’t buy the story on workers’ deaths in Saudi Arabia

How are so many young domestic workers in the Gulf dying ‘in their sleep’ or of ‘cardiac arrest’?

By Nita Bhalla
7 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — November 30 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Race is on for new vaccine to combat Omicron

Moderna says new vaccine may be ready in early 2022, as company mobilises hundreds of workers

By Joe Easton
1 min read

Gross domestic violence: GBV at home costs economies billions

The domino effect of prevalent abuse plays out in the workplace and eventually reaches the wider economy

By Carolynn Look
2 min read

New book raises the question of Archie’s complexion

Prince Charles rejects claim he queried skin tone of Harry and Meghan’s child

By Guy Faulconbridge
1 min read

Ghislaine Maxwell faces what Jeffrey Epstein never did — a trial

She’s expected to portray herself as a scapegoat for Epstein but women may be ‘particularly offended’ by her

By Patricia Hurtado
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Fashion bids farewell to ‘beautiful, wise, genius visionary’ Virgil Abloh

World’s highest-profile black designer has died at the age or 41 after a private battle with a rare form of cancer

By Silvia Aloisi, Mimosa Spencer and Arriana McLymore
3 min read

Beauty and the beast: Israel to host Miss Universe despite pandemic

The country’s tourism minister says it has committed to the ‘important event’ and cannot cancel it

By DAN WILLIAMS
1 min read

Monkeying around for tourists, locals and a worthy cause

A charitable Thai monkey festival has resumed after two years, as the country welcomes back tourists

By Vorasit Satienlerk and Jiraporn Kuhakan
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Baxter welcomes selection ‘problem’ at Chiefs

Second-string players have stepped up to give the Amakhosi mentor a selection poser

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
4 min read

Tuchel says he’s not worried after Chelsea draw

Aston Villa are looking like a well-oiled machine under Steven Gerrard

By Rohith Nair, Nick Said, Peter Hall, William Schomberg and Zoran Milosavljevic
6 min read

Blast from the past: Zulu and Zungu score as Bafana blast Ivory Coast

Today in SA sports history: November 30

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE