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Tuesday, January 11 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Sisulu’s attack on the judiciary is a blatant personal advert

The first volume of the Zondo report may not be a dagger in corruption’s heart but it certainly has some people hopping

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read
News FREE

Shoot-out unveils SA-based rapper’s alleged links to Nigerian gang

A gangland-style execution in Kempton Park has been linked to criminal organisation Black Axe

Aron Hyman
Reporter
7 min read
News FREE

It’s farmers vs environmentalists for Orange River’s bounty

Scientists say river is overused for irrigation. Farmers say they’re an economic boon in a place where jobs are scarce

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Antibodies with bite: sharks could give ‘insurance’ against Covid

Researchers believe tiny proteins derived from the ocean predators’ immune systems can halt the coronavirus

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Want to know why corruption is our Bain? Look to BLSA

It wants us to believe an ‘increased level of oversight’ is good enough despite Zondo report findings

By Athol Williams
5 min read
News FREE

DA guns for Cele over non-renewal of firearm licence printing contract

The police’s deal with Government Printing Works expired in November, but 'a new one is being finalised'

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
1 min read
News FREE

SAPS and metro cops face trial in several Gauteng kidnapping cases

Families of abducted victims approach private security companies instead of police for assistance, says Bheki Cele

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Let fans into stadiums. There’s no reason not to

SA supporters are longing to watch live sport, but authorities are stopping them from doing so. This must change

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Place of birth shapes Africans’ varsity hopes

Study of seven African countries finds that, these days, university-educated people are mainly from urban centres

By Rebecca Simson
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — January 11 2022

Eye on the world

By Reuters
0 min read

Now what? Unused vaccines pile up in African countries

Many nations are struggling to use their doses due to supply-chain obstacles, hesitancy and other hurdles

By James Paton and Antony Sguazzin
6 min read

Could Omicron outbreak in Tianjin mean the games are off in Beijing?

Just weeks before the Winter Olympics, China’s Covid Zero goal seems unlikely

By Bloomberg News
3 min read

Covid drains the blood from condom-maker’s profits, leaving them flaccid

Karex thought lockdowns would see demand for its products grow, but this was not to be, so it's turned to gloves

By Yantoultra Ngui
1 min read

Djokovic hearing descends into an X-rated free-for-all

High jinks as pranksters interrupt tennis player’s court hearing with music and porn

2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Golden Globes shine the light on ‘Power of the Dog’, ‘West Side Story’

The Steven Spielberg and Netflix offerings lead the pack at this year’s largely ignored private ceremony

By Lisa Richwine
3 min read

It’s going to be a celebration fit for a queen

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 70 years on the throne in February, with a bumper weekend of festivities lined up for June

By Elizabeth Piper
1 min read

Believe it or not, you can take a fish out of water, even teach it to drive

Israeli researchers have trained goldfish to drive, expanding knowledge of animals’ navigation skills

By Rami Amichay
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Player migration offers new riches to African national teams

African countries are always looking for a connection that could qualify players for a place on the national team

By Mark Gleeson
2 min read

Serbian official concerned Djokovic could still be deported

Transcripts reveal world No.1 was confused about who issued medical exemption

By Reuters
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE