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Monday, January 31 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Welcome to the ANC’s SA, where words speak louder than actions

The party is one of speeches, debates and platitudes, but not one of ‘we are doing or we’ve done’

4 min read

To save SA, let’s give up on the ANC and form civil society groups

We are throwing good money at bad politicians. They are never going to fix what they have deliberately destroyed

By Songezo Zibi
7 min read

Bank fraud is too rife — these days, watch out for the ‘Post Office’

The message remains the same: never share personal and confidential information with strangers over the phone

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

These are the reasons we shouldn’t be put under curatorship: 3Sixty Life

Life insurer argues Reserve Bank failed to establish a case for urgency or disclose all material facts to court

Sabelo Skiti
Investigative journalist
5 min read

OBITUARY | He broke down apartheid walls and built a better future for SA

Jaap Durand, once vice-rector of the University of the Western Cape and co-author of the ‘Belhar Confession’, has died

By Chris Barron
6 min read

Eskom refuses to nuke Koeberg revamp despite growing opposition

Power entity spurns renewable sources opting to go ahead with refurbishments that will deprive the grid of 920MW

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
4 min read
News FREE

We’ll hit illegal foreigners, then big business, but we’re not xenophobes

Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini says he aims to do what politicians don’t, secure SA’s future

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Grow a backbone and be decisive on Israel, Mr President

That country and SA don’t deserve policy confusion, Eliav Belotsercovsky being the latest case in point

2 min read

This is why ignorance of the constitution’s true role puts SA in peril

Many are unaware of what it protects, playing into the hands of the corrupt and those who think they’re above the law

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Is Lamola really too young or has the ANC let down its youth leaders?

Host Mike Siluma, Dr Bongani Ngqulunga and Sunday Times politics editor Sibongakonke Shoba discuss the matter

Mike Siluma
Sunday Times deputy editor
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — January 31 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Will the Zim dollar become the cat with nine lives? Dream on, say experts

The currency is about to die for a second time, with one businessman saying it ‘will be in the graveyard’ by June

By Ray Ndlovu
3 min read

Taliban offers journo ‘safe haven’ after ‘cruel’ Kiwis reject her

The pregnant reporter, who is working in Afghanistan, applied to enter Covid-paranoid New Zealand, but was refused

By Lidia Kelly
2 min read

Hillsong megachurch founder forced to quit over 1970s sex abuse allegations

Brian Houston denies he knows about the abuse of a young man, but is stepping down until the end of the year

By Lidia Kelly
1 min read
World FREE

These showers are a blessing for the planet ... if you can afford one

Hi-tech showers can reduce water consumption by 90% and energy use by 80% compared to a conventional shower

By Todd Woody
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Bakkie to the future: Nissan Navara is just what SA needs

The latest PRO-2X affirms the many benefits afforded by the pick-up genre

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

A dog’s life doesn’t enter the equation for these pooches

For those who can afford it, a Cape Town — where else? — dog hotel offers ‘six-star’ luxury, including ‘champaws’

By Shafiek Tassiem
1 min read

Joni Mitchell sings from the same sheet as fellow Canadian Neil Young

The 78-year-old singer-songwriter has removed her music from Spotify over vaccine misinformation

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Cameroon team success puts shine on troubled tournament

The Indomitable Lions have roared into the semifinals and given local fans something to cheer about

By MARK GLEESON
2 min read

Nadal turns back the clock to cap a golden Grand Slam career

Winning the Oz Open puts Rafa Nadal one clear of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam list

By IAN RANSOM
4 min read

Blast from the past: Papwa outplays Player to win second Natal Open

Today in SA sports history: January 31

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE