I’M glad I got the kick-off time completely wrong and missed the cataclysmic humiliation by the All Blacks.
I knew we were far from turning the corner but never expected something like 57-0 from the born-again Boks.
I hear they played like Bafana Bafana, missing chances and then paying the price. The full post-mortem is on the back page.
We’ve heard of political prisoners being held in solitary confinement, but school kids? One unlucky pupil was allegedly kept in detention for three days because her parents were behind with school fee payments (see page 7). Is this right?
It’s common knowledge that plants and flowers can help lift the spirit and refresh the soul. We profile a young woman from the Bluff who uses this to her benefit and that of others in our gardening feature (page 9).
And it never rains but pours for Bell Pottinger and those connected to the former global PR giant. People are losing jobs and everything following the spectacular collapse (see page 10).
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here and it’s in the deep, deep seas. This means new opportunities for conservation, but what about competing commercial needs? Fred Kockott tackles the question (page 13).
While Bob Mugabe has been dissing our hero Nelson Mandela, researchers have been exposing the tragic story of Zimbabwe’s disappearing diamond wealth of billions of US dollars. See Shannon Ebrahim’s Global Spotlight on page 16.
Putting aside who she once married and later divorced, what is NDZ’S presidential campaign all about? What’s lacking in it? This and other ANC issues dominate our Big Issue (page 17).
The party needs to relearn how to listen, argues Zohra Teke. Will that happen soon enough?