Monday, January 10 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

It’s time the electorate stopped feeding the ANC monster

SA is collapsing under a warring party from which it needs to rid itself until it comes up with a fix

4 min read
News FREE

‘I hear the noises’: Cyril leaves birthday bash with second term in sight

Rumours of contestation abound, but there have been no proclamations of a candidate to stand against him

4 min read
News FREE

Zondo report: why was Dudu Myeni untouchable under Zuma?

No director of any state-owned enterprise seemingly enjoyed the same privileges as she did at SAA

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read

As schools prepare to reopen, research shows parents battling to pay fees

During the pandemic in 2020 only 45% of parents had the ability to pay school fees, says credit bureau

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

In case you missed it, 2022 has had quite a start

A lot has happened in the past 10 days. Here’s a quick catch-up of some of the national highlights and lowlights

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Moti family blocks police from interviewing kidnapped brothers

Investigation into the four boys’ kidnapping has been hampered by a ‘bizarre’ interdict

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Unhappy with your bnb? Then air your views quickly

Airbnb hosts are only paid a day after guests arrive, so if your accommodation is not up to scratch, contact it pronto

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read

Sheep that lost its footing gets a leg up

Prosthetists help Dolly to keep up with flock and Max to stay in pecking order

2 min read

SA’s space jedis carve out a stellar niche in the satellite universe

SA’s booming space industry set to cross new frontier when Hypernova launches this year

Aron Hyman
Reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

ANC birthday bash won’t soothe SA’s pain, only fulfilling of promises will

Portents for 2022 have not been good for Ramaphosa and SA. Worryingly, it seems to have started where 2021 left off

3 min read
Ideas FREE

This will give your views on struggle-era spies a Shaik-up

Moe Shaik’s book won’t win any prizes, but it’s a gripping story of how Jacob Zuma perverted the secret services

4 min read
Ideas FREE

It’s a crap job, but it has to be done. Now more than ever

Wastewater monitoring has provided much-needed Covid-19 data and could help identify future health crises

By Therese Raphael
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — January 10 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

European leaders turn the screws on anti-vaxxers as Omicron rages

Macron says he wants to ‘p*** off’ the unvaccinated, while Johnson accuses them of spreading ‘nonsense’

By Fergal O'Brien and Chris Reiter
3 min read

Say hello to Deltacron, people

Scientists in Cyprus have discovered another Covid-19 variant, one that’s made up of Delta and Omicron

By Georgios Georgiou
1 min read

I’ll see his murder for rest of my life: Arbery’s dad as killers get life

The three men who ‘hunted down’ and shot Ahmaud Arbery will spend the rest of their lives behind bars

By Erik Larson
5 min read
World FREE

Prince Andrew and the British monarchy’s right royal mess

A younger generation is unlikely to look kindly on the royal family as scandal engulfs Queen Elizabeth’s ‘favourite son’

By Martin Ivens
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Smashing, screeching: how the Dutch find freedom from Covid

Netherlanders are coming up with novel ways to help them escape the frustrations of lockdown

By Esther Verkaik
1 min read

Que? Dogs’ brains can tell Spanish from Hungarian, study finds

The researchers also found that dogs can distinguish between speech and non-speech

By Krisztina Fenyo
1 min read

New comic book drums up details on the life of legendary Beatle

Ringo Starr’s life to be chronicled by TidalWave Comics

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

History against India for series decider at Newlands

Proteas are unbeaten in five previous Tests against tourists at the Cape Town venue

By Nick Said
3 min read

Oz Open chief says conflicting, changing advice led to Djokovic fiasco

World No.1 has spent four days in immigration detention in a Melbourne hotel ahead of his appeal against a removal order

By Courtney Walsh
2 min read

Blast from the past: Cox powers to top of Dakar Rally podium

Today in SA sports history: January 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE