Wednesday, December 1 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The sooner life becomes tricky for anti-vax dimwits the better

These people, with their warped logic, are risking lives. It’s time the state put their pleasure and pockets in peril

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

Don’t be a selfish git — get vaccinated

You shouldn’t need the law to force you to behave like an ethical and responsible human being

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
5 min read

To halt Covid, the world has to unite as it did against smallpox

Nations need agreement on preventing future pandemics. Ending vaccine hoarding would be a good start

By GORDON BROWN
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

SA should be praised, not punished, for discovering Omicron: Ramaphosa

President has particularly bitter words for the African nations that have joined the travel boycott

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
7 min read
News FREE

Five-star hotel, paternity leave, everything but fighting the unrest

KZN police boss ‘contradicts’ former defence minister’s evidence at July unrest hearing

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
5 min read

Unpaid power bill creates ‘a costly mess’ at Tshwane deeds office

Three-day backlog that resulted is just one case among many in SA that are having a dire impact on the economy

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Be supportive this festive season. You might need the favour returned

Covid-19, joblessness, financial stress, deaths and GBV are taking their toll, so do what you can to help those in need

3 min read
Ideas FREE

As long as stigma is attached to Aids, the virus will prevail

Discrimination against people infected with HIV and stereotyping are as harmful as the actual disease

By Judi Nwokedi
5 min read

It’ll take more than vaccines to get Africa vaccinated

Rich nations are asking Africans to take doses while showing little evidence of solidarity in the other direction

By David Fickling
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — December 1 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Why we shouldn’t write off Omicron cases as ‘mild’

While SA may have some immunity after three Covid waves, more data are needed to assess new variant’s severity

By Jason Gale
3 min read

Moderna warning that jabs won’t stop Omicron sends markets into free fall

CEO says it’s unlikely the shots will be as effective against the new variant as they were against Delta

By Marius Zaharia and Renju Jose
4 min read

Report blows the lid on ‘extensive’ racial discrimination in Germany

Afrozensus is first broad survey of nation’s black community and reveals ‘no area of life’ is unaffected by racism

By Carolynn Look
1 min read

‘We’re in a cyber war’: AI vigilantes are watching Russians’ every click

System wades through millions of posts per day to fight crime, but rights groups fear surveillance goes much further

By Umberto Bacchi
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Award-winning Rehad Desai’s ‘Time of Pandemics’ airs on Wednesday

The film by the director of ‘Miners Shot Down’, about the Marikana Massacre, will be screened on SABC3 at 9pm

By Sunday Times Daily
1 min read

Bryan Adams hits the road to do everything for 2022 Pirelli calendar

The rocker captured the images for this year’s music-themed offering, which has moved away from risqué

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

Fracking good idea: Argentine sisters turn sand bags into handbags

The designers are using oil industry waste to cut greenhouse gases and provide employment

By Lucila Sigal
1 min read

Owning it: dancer Natalia Osipova puts her work up for auction as NFTs

Until now, performing artists have been unable to sell ownership of their work. NFTs have changed that

By Ben Makori
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

It’s going to take a lot to get SA boxing up from the mat

Being the country’s Floyd Mayweather doesn’t make one Floyd Mayweather

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Good Khama: how Kaizer Chiefs star midfielder Billiat got his groove back

The combination of a new system and new players has brought the best out in Khama Billiat

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Kirsten puts Indian bowlers to the sword

Today in SA sports history: December 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE