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Wednesday, January 12 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

WATCH | Give us our king, Zulu warriors demand as court battle rages

Amabutho, maidens gather outside court to support Prince Misuzulu in his battle against challenge for the throne

By Mfundo Mkhize and Tania Broughton
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Fire them! Why spineless Cyril is to blame for the parliament blaze

How could a national key point, the structure which houses our democratic legislature, be so open to attack?

Tony Leon
Columnist
10 min read
News FREE

Lamola for ANC deputy president? Minister calls for ‘new blood’

The justice minister says he would be willing to heed the call should branches tap him for the position

2 min read

PODCAST | What does it all mean? Insights from the state capture report

Eusebius McKaiser talks us through the salient points and implications of the first part of the Zondo report

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Making a giant hole in the budget: Tshwane’s got that sinking feeling

While part of the N1 in Gauteng is closed due to a sinkhole, there are another 41 craters dotted around Tshwane

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist
2 min read

Back to school is not as simple as ABC in Gauteng

As inland schools open, education minister tells of strife to get her niece admitted

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Homeless people come out in support of ‘scapegoat’ in parliament fire

They say what’s happened to Zandile Mafe is par for the course if you live on the streets

3 min read
News FREE

Health department open to talks on allowing more fans in stadiums

Spokesperson underlines that the department only has the power to make recommendations

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Zondo report is key to rooting out the rot inside and out

Government institutions responsible for processing the findings must be clinical in applying the rule of law

3 min read

To vaccinate the world we need to look beyond mRNA-based jabs

Though effective, they are not feasible for the developing world and there are cheaper, more easily replicated options

By Mihir Sharma
4 min read

Tennis the menace: Djokovic’s a lot of things, but he’s no freedom fighter

Anti-vaxxers like the Serbian tennis star are a minority that’s shrinking fast as the world get fed up with holdouts

By Tim Culpan and David Fickling
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — January 12 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Furmark: the fur industry’s desperate bid to get out of a hairy situation

Programme promises consumers animal welfare and sustainability in what could be a last stand to bring back business

By Irina Anghel and Angelina Rascouet
5 min read

Top Ugandan novelist charged after ‘month of torture’ for Museveni tweets

Activists and diplomats have demanded Kakwenza Rukirabashaija be released. He was jailed last month

By Elias Biryabarema
1 min read

Pfizer is mixing things up to take on Omicron

The company is working on a vaccine combination to fight the variant, hoping to have it ready for clearance by March

By Riley Griffin
1 min read

Fur better or worse: Spaniards can divorce each other, but not their pets

Spanish judges must now weigh pets’ welfare in custody battles

By Thomas Gualtieri
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Italy returns Parthenon fragment to Greece. Over to you, British Museum

Acropolis Museum receives ‘Fagan fragment’ from Sicily, renewing campaign to get back the Elgin Marbles

By Deborah Kyvrikosaios
3 min read

Royal Mail sends it to Rolling Stones and you can put it under your thumb

The iconic rock band joins The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Queen with a set of stamps

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

Well, that makes cents: new US coins to honour Maya Angelou

They are part of the American Women Quarters programme, which recognises ‘remarkable’ US women

By Kanishka Singh
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Forget the members and tools, and fine tune the systems

It doesn’t matter who runs the show. What matters is having structures in place that serve sports people, coaches

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Salah ‘not asking for crazy stuff’ in Liverpool contract talks

Ronaldo injury not serious, says United manager Ralf Rangnick, after he missed win over Villa

By Hritika Sharma, Shrivathsa Sridhar and Martyn Herman
2 min read

Blast from the past: Steyn gives West Indies six of the best

Today in SA sports history: January 12

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE