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Friday, January 21 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

This is how xenophobic voters turn politicians into callous ‘inspectors’

Here are four issues that need our attention after this week’s events

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
News FREE

WATCH | Most of us might be out of jobs: Bloemhof reeling after floods

Drone footage shows flooded homes as heavy rain causes havoc, prompting government to declare national disaster

4 min read

Judge Proteas captain Bavuma on his ability, not skin colour

He perennially finds himself in the cross hairs, but sadly for those who want him out, he takes it in his stride

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Don’t look for proof in puddings unless you can swallow age-old truths

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

‘She was treated appallingly’: woman gets R1m for wrongful arrest from hell

Judge wishes he could award Durban sales manager even more for false arrest, xenophobic cops and 12 days in filthy cells

5 min read

Dunking for man who left swimming teacher lover high and dry after 17 years

Cape Town high court rules that after 17 years of cohabitation their relationship was akin to a universal partnership

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Dudes, lay off the doob or your brain will be overrun with weeds

Cannabis highs drop brain function, with new studies warning of cognitive risks and social media promotions to teens

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Politicians flirting with xenophobia are playing a deadly game

Leaders should be dealing with high unemployment and poverty rates instead of targeting foreign nationals

3 min read

I’m not sure what the fuss is all about, I’d love to be miserably rich

If the wealthy’s biggest problem is the number of helicopters buzzing around, bring me a set of ear plugs I say

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

Matric results publication: an afterthought disguised as protection

The education department says it wanted to protect pupils by not publishing the results. I beg to differ

Chrizelda Kekana
Entertainment reporter
3 min read

Matric marks should be published — there’s a good reason for it

Privacy schmivercy — issue student numbers, Angie

2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — January 21 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Omicron vaccine is all well and good, but real money is on all-in-one jab

Researchers look for alternative strategy as variant-specific vaccines seem doomed to play perpetual catch-up

By Lisa Jarvis
5 min read

Win big ... but you only stand a chance in this lottery if you’re vaxxed

Austrian government to support its vaccine mandate with a lottery and will reward high-performing municipalities

By Marton Eder
1 min read

That sinking feeling: Tonga’s plight reveals Pacific’s climate change peril

Islanders set to be world’s first climate refugees as rising sea levels worsen tsunamis, storm surges and heatwaves

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Gloria Dickie
3 min read

Chill, guys, the Russians aren’t out to smoke you with Havana Syndrome

Investigations continue, but stress, medical conditions and environmental causes are behind most cases, says CIA

By Shivam Patel
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

This year’s Berlinale is all about love, but who will conquer all?

The normally political film festival returns to live screenings this year, its 72nd edition

By Thomas Escritt
1 min read

Dressed by an algorithm: Amazon to open fashion store with ‘magic closet’

Each dressing room will have a touchscreen letting shoppers request more items that staff deliver ‘within minutes’

By Jeffrey Dastin
2 min read

New day dawns as museum restores Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’

For the first time in decades, the painting has been removed from its frame for restoration

By Toby Sterling
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Nothing average about Van der Dussen and his incredible ODI stats

After his match-winning heroics against India, batsman Rassie van der Dussen now has an ODI average of 73.62

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Proteas coach Boucher charged with gross misconduct

Ombudsman’s report on discrimination in SA cricket also points a finger at Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers

By NICK SAID
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE