Monday, January 24 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Malema should be careful what he wishes for

How can the EFF leader support Robert Mugabe’s tyranny and then bemoan the number of Zimbabweans in SA?

4 min read
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AfriForum responds: Jonathan Jansen has ‘disrespected’ matric achievers

The inevitable outcome of an attitude like his is poor performance and growing poverty, says CEO Kallie Kriel

By Kallie Kriel
3 min read
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WHO is woefully underfunded. Who is to blame and what can be done?

Ahead of a crucial meeting, leaders explain why member states must tackle problems brought to light by the pandemic

By Graça Machel, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Gordon Brown, Helen Clark, Paul Martin, Elhadj As Sy and Felicity Harvey
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Being heavily pregnant didn’t stop this matric pass with two distinctions

One of the subjects Vanessa Maphaha passed with a distinction was written in hospital after she gave birth

2 min read
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Against all odds: pupil who lost her mom in her matric year bags eight As

Amanda Zuma is just one example of pupils who excelled against the odds at an outstanding school in rural KZN

By Mfundo Mkhize
3 min read
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Zuma will fall, rules Cape Town high court

A giant ‘Zuma Must Fall’ billboard in the Cape Town CBD is about to be brought down to earth

3 min read
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Mandela auction stopped as family wrangles with ‘rogue’ daughter

Allegations that Makaziwe Mandela removed heritage objects from Mandela’s  house without permission

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
7 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Explore other energy sources and the power will be in your hands

Eskom wants a 20.5% hike, but if we switch to energy-saving alternatives, it will not necessarily translate to such

2 min read

Taken to the cleaners: when laundry services play dirty

Dry cleaning can leave clients with a mess on their hands. Take this case of a man whose pup peed ‘bleach’ on a cushion

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
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Kwasi Wiredu: pioneer who blazed a trail for African philosophy

Through conceptual decolonisation, Wiredu attempted to tackle the conflicts in the African consciousness

By Sanya Osha
3 min read
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Bitter pill: why BLSA’s position on Bain is complicated

It may do more harm than good to destroy a firm because of the corruption of a small number of its employees

By Matodzi Ratshimbilani
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — January 24 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Inside the No.10 bunker: how Boris’s team fell into their boozy ways

Boris Johnson’s team is tearing itself apart as a sacrificial lamb is sought to keep the UK prime minister in power

By Kitty Donaldson and Joe Mayes
7 min read

Watch out, Vladimir, there’s a spider in your midst

After taking on Russia-backed separatists in 2014, Ruslan Pustovoit, or ‘The Spider’, is rallying troops again

By Marc Champion and Aliaksandr Kudrytski
4 min read

Woman takes on Meta and Snap after ‘addicted’ daughter, 11, kills herself

Tammy Rodriguez has filed a lawsuit against the platforms, which she blames for her ‘extremely addicted’ child’s death

By Robert Burnson and Malathi Nayak
3 min read

André Leon Talley proves it’s high time for high fashion to up diversity

Loss of pioneering black editors like Talley and Virgil Abloh sees creatives unpack the industry’s progress and pitfalls

By Ella Ceron and Jeannette Neumann
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Mercedes-AMG’s GLE 53 is a brawny all-rounder

With a racy interior, the offering delivers a dynamic ride without compromising on comfort and daily usability

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Tolkien’s Second Age set to come of age in new ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

Amazon’s ‘Rings of Power’, set for September, is expected to be one of the most expensive TV series ever made

By Lisa Richwine
1 min read

On frozen pond: meet China’s ice hockey vets, for whom any water will do

These days there is little interest in the country’s men’s ice hockey, but these friends are keeping the sport alive

By Ryan Woo and Tingshu Wang
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Africa’s four superstars fail to ignite Cup of Nations so far

Knockout stage offers chance for Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to deliver

By MARK GLEESON
2 min read

Australian Open hopes for strong finish after Djokovic debacle

No risk of losing Slam status as 43,000 fans attend on Saturday to take the tally for the first six days to 184,361

By Courtney Walsh
3 min read

Blast from the past: First Soweto derby produces a 10-goal thriller

Today in SA sports history: January 24

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE