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Monday, January 17 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

Be grateful, SA. Ministers like Sisulu show how far the ANC has fallen

What she is demonstrating is what her faction of the party wants: a leadership that is not held accountable

4 min read
Ideas FREE

South Africans must choose to pursue the future we dream of

Recent poll’s turnout shows we have lost faith in our leaders. It’s up to individuals to try to make a difference

By SONGEZO ZIBI
7 min read
News FREE

ANC MP wants Ramaphosa hauled before Scopa over ‘misuse’ of state cash

Leaked recording alluding to state funds being used for party campaigns has MP demanding explanation from president

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Should the burden be on white people to transform SA?

We all have a role to play in building an inclusive nation, so let’s put blame aside and wake up to what needs doing

By Sihle Khumalo
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

I feel, therefore I am: Cape neuropsychologist sheds new light on the mind

UCT professor Mark Solms challenges a long-held notion that reason is behind our awareness of ourselves as humans

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read

Before you buy online, ask the customers who came before you

Don’t forget to read those reviews on HelloPeter before you put faith in a business

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
News FREE

Umhlanga’s furry fundraiser Humphrey is a dog in a million

A statue of the 12-year-old pooch will be unveiled on the Umhlanga promenade as a tribute to his R1m fundraising efforts

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

SA’s new infection control plan must be put into action ... fast

A lack of dedicated IPC specialists, a field ‘not recognised as a speciality in Africa’, is putting lives at risk

By Nthusang Lefafa
8 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | It’s time to end the state of disaster

Well intentioned it may be, but the state is going to have to start moving away from this unsustainable legislation

2 min read

Will 2022 be when Covid becomes endemic?

Some nations think so, but experts say we must still be vigilant and there’s ‘no reason to sound the all-clear’

By Naomi Kresge and Tim Loh
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — January 17 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Cummings for you, Boris: what more has Dom got on the UK PM?

With Boris Johnson’s popularity dwindling fast, Tories are worried Dominic Cummings has more beans to spill on him

By Joe Mayes and Kitty Donaldson
5 min read

Putin’s troops unlikely to get a warm welcome in once pro-Russian Mariupol

War and economic woes of Ukraine’s Russia-backed separatist areas have hardened feelings towards Moscow

By Marc Champion
4 min read
World FREE

The heat is on: it’s getting unbearably hot and unlivable in Kuwait

Thanks to climate change, temperatures there could become too hot for people and wildlife in decades to come

By Fiona MacDonald
8 min read

Flying taxis: what next? No, really, flying taxis are close to take-off

Manufacturers will spend the next year and a half running test flights and seeking regulatory approval

By Christopher Jasper
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

When a normal Rolls-Royce won’t do, go Bespoke

Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke division can do anything you want

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
9 min read

Netflix to serve up ‘first of its kind’ sports programme

The streaming service has teamed up with the ATP and WTA to produce an ‘equal focus’ documentary on tennis

By Hritika Sharma
1 min read

You caught me: papal congrats for reporter who ‘did his job’

Unluckily for Pope Francis, what should have been a secret visit to a music shop went viral when a reporter saw him

By Philip Pullella
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Elgar happy with Proteas’ response after some ‘hard chats’

Virat Kohli springs surprise by giving up India Test captaincy

By NICK SAID and Amlan Chakraborty
4 min read

Djokovic’s exit creates Grand Slam opportunities

Nadal will be eyeing a chance to sneak ahead of Federer and Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam list

By IAN RANSOM
2 min read

Blast from the past: De Villiers roars to Dakar Rally victory

Today in SA sports history: January 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE