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Wednesday, February 2 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Zondo report unveils a hornets’ nest of corruption and racketeering

Acting chief justice has proposed that ‘abuse of power’ becomes a criminal offence

By Matthew Savides, Thabo Mokone, Mawande Amashabalala, Aphiwe Deklerk and Thanduxolo Jika
9 min read

EDITORIAL | Not yet another delay! We want action on Zondo, Cyril. NOW

We’ve waited four years for this report. It is damning. We deserve swift action, not four more months of inaction

3 min read

Carry on opposing grants and July riots will look like child’s play

SA can and must afford a basic income grant because the alternative doesn’t bear thinking about

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

PODCAST | Bongani Baloyi didn’t vote for the DA in the local elections

To find out why, catch this episode of ‘Eusebius on TimesLIVE’

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Is SA ready for a female chief justice? Mbuyiseli Madlanga seems unsure

The judge, himself a candidate for the position, evaded the question when interviewed for the role on Tuesday

4 min read
News FREE

Home comforts: suspended DG earns R3.3m as disciplinary drags on

Sam Vukela’s suspension and disciplinary proceedings prove the system is prone to ‘judicial abuse’

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
4 min read
News FREE

The heat is on: SAPS spokesperson turns his aim on police stations in KZN

Redeployment of Brig Vish Naidoo as head of provincial inspection unit promises intense scrutiny of units, copshops

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
2 min read

Is it a phantom railway? No, Cape Town, it’s just an old seawall

Beach dynamics in Fish Hoek have exposed a seawall remnant made of  sleepers, awakening armchair historians

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — February 2 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Report goes easy on Boris, but he still has his party to worry about

The central choice before the Tories remains: accept their leader as he is or look for a replacement

By Therese Raphael
5 min read

Prince Andrew courts disaster as legal fees put strain on his finances

Legal experts estimate his US court battle costs could stretch into the millions

By Harry Wilson, Gavin Finch and Ellen Milligan
4 min read

That won’t fly: Elon Musk blocks teen hacker after he rejects $5k offer

19-year-old turns down an offer to halt a service that tracks the billionaire’s private jet, aims higher for $50,000

By Paulina Cachero
2 min read

How pooliferation helps experts keep an eye on things like gentoofication

Using guano to track penguins in the South Pole, scientists say the birds are key to fathoming climate change there

By Gloria Dickie and Natalie Thomas
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Thailand on your bucket list? Here’s some good news if you’re vaxxed

The country is bracing itself for a rush of tourists after introducing quarantine-free entry for the fully vaccinated

By Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Prim Chuwiruch
2 min read

Attaboy! Attenborough joins WHO, dissidents on Nobel Peace Prize list

Many environmentalists have been nominated, but link between environment and peace is too simplistic, says expert

By Nora Buli
2 min read

If Buddha jumps over the wall with a pork elbow, we’re happy to stay home

Ready-made reunion dinners are all the rage in China for lunar new year festivities as families opt to bunker down

By Sophie Yu, Brenda Goh and Xiaoyu Yin
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Who’s the GOAT? Well, there’s a whole herd of stars to pick from

The Oz Open win has staked Rafa Nadal’s claim to being the Greatest Of All Time, but it’s not that straightforward

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

Van de Beek, Alli look to rebuild, Aubameyang’s nightmare set to end

Van de Beek and Alli join Everton on busy transfer deadline day as Lampard replaces Benitez at Goodison Park

By Peter Hall
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE