Wednesday, January 19 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Djokovic will never be the greatest no matter how successful

His self-serving actions will ensure he never ranks among humane sportspeople like Muhammad Ali

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

OPINION | This is what happens when populism is mistaken as ‘radical’

Whatever the age gap between Naledi Chirwa and Ramaphosa, her cheap shots were irrelevant to the topic of discussion

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
News FREE

ANC chief whip reads riot act to MP over bid to nail Cyril in parly

Mervyn Dirks wants Ramaphosa to address allegations of misuse of state funds, but the chief whip is having none of it

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read

Green light for Tongaat to pursue rights issue and slash debt

On Tuesday, more than 75% of shareholders voted to enable Tongaat’s rights issue to go ahead

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Zuma vs Zondo ... again: ex-president tries to challenge probe appointment

Zuma says while earlier he sought Zondo’s recusal as state capture inquiry chair, now he wants to challenge his position

3 min read
News FREE

Brace for a bumpy ride, KZN. You could be in for severe tropical cyclones

Coast could be pounded by storms, with possibly disastrous implications for cities such as Durban and Richards Bay

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
News FREE

Islands in the stream: DStv hopes Portuguese channels will nix Netflix

Operator Multichoice expands ‘hyperlocal’ strategy to deal with ever-growing competition from streaming giants

By Mudiwa Gavaza
3 min read
News FREE

Not enough people love Wedwo: iconic fish paste brands discontinued

Peck’s Anchovette and Redro to go off SA shelves soon, but there may be some hope for fans

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

End delays, give Life Esidimeni families justice

A 2017 report from the health ombud was scathing in its findings but years later there have been no prosecutions

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Councils must use laws protecting city ecosystems

We have a constitutional right to an unharmful environment, but legal recourse to achieve this is underused

By Anél du Plessis, Angela van der Berg and Maricélle Botes
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — January 19 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

MLK Day: icon’s words a free-for-all for politicians, even the right

Recent use of the civil rights leader to push a conservative agenda has drawn controversy

By Ella Ceron and Kelsey Butler
6 min read

Tonga reliant on Reliance to reconnect it with the world

An undersea cable fault has brought down its communications network, with a repair dependent on a special ship

By Praveen Menon and Tom Westbrook
3 min read

Don’t play Russian roulette: cyberattacks on Ukraine could go global

Fake ransomware that hit dozens of government agencies resemble Russia’s global 2017 computer worm attack

By Parmy Olson
3 min read

Even a fourth Pfizer jab not enough to stop Omicron infection, says study

But the vaccine raised antibody levels and those infected in the trial had only slight symptoms or none at all

By Daniel Avis
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Just chilli out, dude! This is what a classic dish has been missing

Chili is a staple in the US that elicits a lot of debate. Now author Michelle Tam has stepped it up, with fish sauce

By Kate Krader
3 min read

It’s just tattoo much! Uproar over colour-blind EU ink ban

Many of the most popular tattoo inks have been outlawed because certain chemicals are considered hazardous

By Johnny Cotton
2 min read

Menopause strains workforces, with many women planning to quit

A UK study has found they receive little support, with 18% saying they are thinking about leaving their jobs

By Olivia Konotey-Ahulu
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Nigeria have a confident swagger but Ghana, VAR have flattered to deceive

Five major talking points from the early stages of Afcon

By Nick Said
5 min read

Ngcobo believes Chiefs can still push for league honours

The Amakhosi lie 16 points behind Sundowns but will want to make the three games they have in hand count

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Comedy of errors sees Algeria thump Bafana

Today in SA sports history: January 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE