Monday, June 14 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

From imaginary babies to plots against Zuma, SA gives birth to lies daily

As a nation we should be less gullible, ask more questions and seek proof and facts

4 min read
News FREE

New grade nine certificate a pass or a fail? This is what the experts say

Reaction to the grade nine General Education Certificate ranges from too expensive to ‘just what our country needs’

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Car-crash refund tales are the order of the day

Here is the conclusion of one epic story and the introduction of a question motorists rarely think about

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

What a spectacle! Gift of sight opens up a new world for Soweto kids

Mission Vision delivers new pairs of glasses to schoolchildren

By Gill Gifford
2 min read
News FREE

‘Smart avos’ to ensure smooth sailing for fresh produce

The avocados are part of a research project to determine damage to cargo being transported from producers to shops

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

People or wildlife? Legal eagles spread their wings to cover both

An all-woman team of environmental rights activists in KZN has tapped into the human side of ecological challenges

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
3 min read
News FREE

Lesotho doesn’t horse around when it comes to being eco-friendly

Eighteen African countries rank as among world’s ‘most caring’ in saving the planet

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

EDITORIAL | Responsibility for Enock’s death lies with many people

Making someone a scapegoat for a 13-year-old pupil’s death will not bring him back nor prevent it from happening again

2 min read
Ideas FREE

SANBS is truly the lifeblood of the nation

The service is a world leader in the blood transfusion space

By Dr Karin van den Berg
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Hot topic: is your gas stove destroying the planet?

Gas cooking is a tiny contributor to climate change, but supplying homes and businesses with natural gas is a big one

By Justin Fox
10 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world – June 14 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Military intervention in Moz will only be a ‘last resort’ for SADC

Regional leaders to meet on June 23 to determine response to insurgency in nation’s gas-rich northern province

By Fumbuka Ng'Wanakilala
1 min read
World FREE

Spiralling shipping costs fire up prices from coffee to toys

Transporting a 12-metre container by sea is now 547% higher than the seasonal average over the last five years

By Alex Longley, Catherine Bosley and Deirdre Hipwell
5 min read
World FREE

Rome’s pandemic recovery sparks a stand-off between cafes and cars

Outdoor dining is helping save Rome’s restaurants, but drivers don’t want to see it last

By Flavia Rotondi and Alessandro Speciale
3 min read
World FREE

The UFO report won’t change minds. But maybe it should

Just in case there is extraterrestrial life, perhaps we should have a little more cognitive humility about the unknown

By Stephen L Carter
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Should I bother renewing my gym membership?

Here we go again: a third wave and virtual classes at home. Is that monthly subscription fee still worth it?

By Devlin Brown
3 min read

Say Audi to the new, improved Q2

Some – but by no means all – of its rougher edges have been smoothed out

By Brenwin Naidu
3 min read

The journey so far: what I would tell my younger self

In honour of Youth Day, we asked some prominent people what they wish they’d known in their formative years

By Staff reporter
7 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Underdogs Chiefs can go all the way to the final, says Kekana

Sundowns skipper Hlompho Kekana believes if Amakhosi can contain Wydad’s front three, they have a chance

Neville Khoza
Journalist
1 min read
Sport FREE

Czech mate: Krejcikova sparkles at French Open, pays tribute to Novotna

Barbora Krejcikova plans to mark titles sweep in Paris with rare sip of champagne

By Sudipto Ganguly and JULIEN PRETOT
2 min read
Sport FREE

Blast from the past: Van Niekerk gives a glimpse of things to come

Today in SA sports history: June 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE