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Friday, January 14 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Sense and sensitivities: how SA has become a sensitive nation

Yes Lindiwe Sisulu is inarticulately advertising for the ANC leadership but she raises relevant issues

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
9 min read

Sisulu calling a critic intellectually lazy is a case of pot and kettle

And stop saying she’s embarrassed for plagiarising Dominic Grieve when her government is adept at enabling theft

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Why did we stray from the path and on to the sidewalk? Is it even paved?

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

‘My post about Sadtu teachers was offensive and classist’: MEC’s adviser

Mangope has apologised after his ‘joke’ attracted backlash from the union, the education department and the public

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

SA’s first private prosecution gets judicial nod

Appeal by man who got 15-year sentence for killing his lover is upheld thanks to parents’ 17-year fight for justice

4 min read
News FREE

Parliament promises ‘no fanciful things’ at a Sona sans bling

This is what the address, for which R1.9m has been budgeted, will look like. However, the cost could ‘come down’

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
3 min read

New numbers should add up to the end of the Covid-19 disaster: Winde

Western Cape premier bases optimism on research showing Omicron’s reduced rates of hospitalisation or death

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
2 min read

Fifth wave hits parts of Africa and, surprise surprise, unvaxxed bear brunt

Death rates are rising as Omicron conquers continent, although they are not as high as in previous waves

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

‘Banter diet’ offers Sadtu some food for thought

‘Joke’ aimed at Sadtu teachers who eat vetkoek and archaar shouldn’t be hard to swallow

3 min read

‘Joke’ shows urgency of decolonising education

The impression is that, as black African educators, we are not fit to teach the man’s child, writes Sadtu official

By Xolani Fakude
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — January 14 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Tories’ tipping point: let the succession games begin

After Boris Johnson’s partygate, the Conservatives must be eager to rid themselves of a wounded leader

By Therese Raphael
6 min read

Even sports-mad Aussies not happy that Djokovic has been allowed to play

The Novak Djokovic visa saga dominates conversations in Australia

By Kirsty Needham
4 min read

Solar power and battery storage will be the mega test for Tesla

The company is pushing solutions for homes and the grid, but expertise and product shortages are posing problems

By Dana Hull and Mark Chediak
4 min read

‘I remember the screams’: 10 years on, Costa Concordia wreck still haunts

Survivors, rescuers gather to mark the day when 32 died as the cruise ship, abandoned by its captain, sank off Italy

By Gabriele Pileri and Philip Pullella
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Box clever and you could bag 42 days out of the office this year

Take your leave around SA’s public holidays and you could more than double your time off in 2022

Sanet Oberholzer
Lifestyle writer
1 min read

‘That pure, pure voice’: girl group icon who sang ‘Be My Baby’ dies at 78

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Ronettes lead singer Ronnie Spector’s ‘pure’ voice will be her legacy

By Rami Ayyub
2 min read

‘House of Gucci’ and Lady Gaga bag SAG nominations

Nods also go to films such as ‘The Power of the Dog’, ‘Belfast’, ‘Don’t Look Up’ and ‘West Side Story’

By Lisa Richwine
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Feeling daunted, Keegan? Don’t, because you look like you belong

The Proteas No 3 looks set to join Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla in the realm of cricket aristocracy

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

Drama, delays, domestic unrest: why hosting Afcon is so vital for Cameroon

Now that the Africa Cup of Nations is finally under way, a Covid outbreak among the squads threatens the tournament

By Jo Clarke
5 min read

Blast from the past: Brothers Kirsten steer SA to victory over Kiwis

Today in SA sports history: January 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE