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Friday, March 11 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Like a Bathabile out of hell, the ANC will always bat for Russia

It’s long overdue, but censuring Bathabile Dlamini now while trotting out Russian apologists wouldn’t be cricket

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Sorry but it’s true: what could’ve been a no-fly zone is a no-friend zone

Western ‘supporters’ issue condemnations from air-conditioned offices, but haven’t the courage to help Ukraine

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
6 min read
Sport FREE

Business as usual: ‘If you’re a coach of colour in SA, you need a plan B’

Jonathan Mokuena has a World Rugby Level 3 certificate, but can’t pin down a job, so he’s had to start a side hustle

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

If you must insist on smashing food, please don’t go the whole hog

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Cyril has ‘utmost confidence’ in Zondo as he elevates him to chief justice

Already acting as chief justice, Raymond Zondo will officially take up office on April 1, says the presidency

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read

WATCH | People are dying, says traumatised SA student back from Ukraine

‘We just thank God she is finally home,’ says woman whose cousin has arrived home from the war-torn country

4 min read

SA insurers build war chests to manage fifth Covid-19 wave

Covid-19 deaths contributed to excess claims of R4.2 billion  for Sanlam in 2021

By Adelaide Changole
1 min read
News FREE

Free in the Free State: tigers rescued after 15 years in train carriage

Paws for thought: they will taste life outside a cage for the first time in their lives after their transfer to SA

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | The state of Eskom is a national emergency. It must be fixed

It should be full speed ahead to renewable energy, but Mantashe prefers to prop up the coal sector

5 min read

A gallop into the unknown on the high horse of state failure

Anyone who has had any dealings with the state will not be surprised SA is headed for ‘failed’ status

6 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | Why the budget makes SA’s poor poorer ... and more restive

Duma Gqubule tells Eusebius McKaiser why the focus should be on growth, not on cutting debt and curbing inflation

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 11 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Is the Russian bear still half asleep? Experts question army’s prowess

Reports of poor morale and organisation as Russian troops get bogged down in Ukraine, echoing past weaknesses

By Marc Champion
6 min read

Birth amid death: pregnant mothers and newborns face hell in Ukraine

Bombing of maternity ward underscores urgency of getting help to pregnant women and babies

By Therese Raphael
4 min read

Billionaire exiles (looking at you, Guptas) put a target on Dubai’s back

Cash transfers and crypto wallets from Russia into the UAE have accelerated over the past two weeks

By Ben Bartenstein
11 min read

Coughing up for throat drops could track undiagnosed Omicron infections

Sales of such products have soared, meaning they may be a useful indicator for governments scaling down on tests

By David Ramli
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The self-taught rocket science behind the virtual and real in ‘Dune’

Streaming, in which production is becoming ever more technical, is also opening the film industry to more people

By Barbara Lewis and Tara Oakes
2 min read

Zero to aero as engineer’s vertical flying saucer takes off

A US’s man’s dream is edging closer to reality after his invention had a successful lift-off

By Reuters
1 min read

Off the money: from award-winning director to bank ‘robber’

‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler was arrested in January after a teller mistook him for a criminal

By Abinaya Vijayaraghavan
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

’Downs sweat over Saavedra for Al Ahly clash

The Brazilians will be looking to consolidate their position atop Group A with a positive result against the Egyptians

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Windies blow Proteas away

Today in SA sports history: March 11

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE