Wednesday, January 26 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Instead of playing the blame game, Sisulu should check the facts

Lindiwe Sisulu’s attack on SA’s judiciary is a hollow deflection of her government’s idleness and lack of work ethic

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

The Mark of a man: Boucher must show genuine contrition and remorse

A bus ride in India with the Proteas in 2000 offered me glimpse of Mark Boucher’s abrasive personality

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

Pigs might fly, but this is how SA can root out corruption, says analyst

Ranking 70 out of 180 nations in terms of corruption, SA needs trustworthy people and a public service that performs

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

So many varsity applicants, so few places

Nine universities received more than a million applications, but there are only 67,689 places available

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Families of flight crew killed in 2020 crash consider legal action

The final report into the incident, released on Tuesday, makes damning findings about the crash and SACAA

5 min read
News FREE

Boyfriend angry when first plot to kill Tshegofatso Pule failed: hit man

Alleged co-conspirator gives court graphic account of build-up to the murder, which ‘was meant to look like suicide’

3 min read

Covid-19 kept them at bay, but shark attacks on the rise again

New data from the International Shark Attack File reveal the number of provoked and unprovoked attacks for 2021

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

WATCH | Huge waves push shipwreck on to shore after 45 years

The Antipolis has settled into a new home among the rocks near Cape Town after almost half a century on the sea bed

By Maryam Adams
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Zondo and SIU reports mean little if NPA is broken

This is the last chance for our government to show it is serious about sending a strong message to offenders

3 min read
Ideas FREE

How Africa’s elites cycle in and out of power

Regime changes driven more by the powerful political classes than by mass protests and popular opposition, study finds

By Andrea Carboni and Clionadh Raleigh
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — January 26 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Ugandan author who criticised president out on bail after nearly a month

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, whose lawyer says he was tortured, was arrested for ‘offensive communication’

By Elias Biryabarema
1 min read

Stormy weather: they dumped Trump and now they’ve turned on each other

Lawyer Michael Avenatti is facing charges for ‘stealing’ porn star Stormy Daniels’s book advance

By Erik Larson
4 min read

It’s nothing personal, pal, Biden tells journo after ‘son of a b***h’ gaffe

US president, in a call to the reporter, encouraged him to keep asking ‘something different than everybody else’

By Justin Sink and Jennifer Epstein
2 min read

Royal crown slips as Queen Elizabeth gets set to mark her platinum jubilee

From sex abuse and racism claims to everything in between, what does the future hold for the British royal family?

By Ben Makori and Michael Holden
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Out with the old: trends that will define retirement living in 2022

Covid-19 has upped the number of younger retirees, with lifestyle villages preferable for those who have the cash

By Sunday Times Daily
4 min read

A supercomputer that’ll help Meta find harmful content? We’ll see

Facebook’s parent company says its new computer will understand hundreds of languages and be world’s fastest

By Elizabeth Culliford
1 min read

Men are alienated from the US jobs boom — with consequences

During each recession for the past four decades, an alarming number of men have left the labour force and not returned

By Allison Schrager
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Deadly Yaounde toll follows long list of African stadium disasters

It is suspected that slack gate controls allowed many supporters without tickets to enter Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium

By MARK GLEESON
2 min read

Record not important as grand old Nadal slams into semis

Yet to drop a set, home favourite Ash Barty surges into the semifinals

By IAN RANSOM
3 min read

Blast from the past: Hawk swoops to third world title

Today in SA sports history: January 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE