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Tuesday, February 8 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Thrown to the wolves: how intelligence, police failed SA during July riots

SANDF emerges unscathed from expert panel’s report. The same can certainly not be said of other security branches

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
7 min read
Ideas FREE

Jezebel and red dragons allowing, the new chief justice should do just fine

Mogoeng, who barely inhabited this world, did a competent job of it, so it should be a doddle for his successor

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Richards Bay parents livid as ‘gas leak’ fells pupils, but Foskor is silent

Education department says 37 pupils were taken to hospital, with 36 discharged, but medic puts the figure higher

Orrin Singh
Reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Provinces scramble for mobile classrooms as rotational teaching ends

With pupils back at school full-time there is a sense of ‘euphoria’, but some institutions are battling with space

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Town ‘enraged’ after murder of teen who was picking fruit

Klawer residents have slammed police for ‘not acting immediately’ after Jerobejin van Wyk went missing

2 min read

Witchcraft! cries black-clad ‘serial burglar’ as she’s nabbed with vax card

Woman, suspected of three other burglaries in the City of Joburg building, caught with knapsack full of hard drives

3 min read
News FREE

Paediatric surgeon Peter Beale stripped of licence to operate

Despite Beale no longer being on HPCSA register, the council said there are five pending cases for children’s deaths

5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Another day, another damning report. Stop dilly-dallying, Cyril

That intelligence services ‘failed to predict the nature, scale and modus operandi of the July violence’ is chilling

3 min read
Ideas FREE

How neighbourhood watch WhatsApp group shaped fears in Cape suburb

Study observes how anxiety and racial profiling became part of everyday practice in the chatroom

By Leah Davina Junck
5 min read

As China wants no Covid trouble, Olympians toil within a bubble

In line with its Covid-zero policy, the country has confined those involved in the Games to a city within a city

By Bloomberg News
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

The Bongbong club: Imelda Marcos’s son hopes power bid will be a shoe-in

Filipinos can’t seem to escape the family as dictator’s son repackages his dad’s image for a younger generation

By Karen Lema
4 min read

Anti-vax Aussies cause chaos in and around capital Canberra

They have blocked roads ahead of parliament’s return with protests similar to Canadian trucker demonstrations

By Ben Westcott
2 min read

‘I have never washed so many corpses in one day. We were exhausted’

Turkey’s ‘ghassals’ say at the height of Covid-19 they were preparing up to 40 bodies a day. They normally wash five

By Umit Bektas
2 min read

Seaing the light: start-up set to weed out cows’ climate-warming burps

Adding seaweed supplements to the diet of cows on a Swedish beef farm cut methane emissions by more than 80%

By Rafaela Lindeberg
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Games panda mascot threatened with extinction as demand exceeds supply

China to boost supply of Bing Dwen Dwen as souvenir hunters queue up for the toy

By Muyu Xu and Karolos Grohmann
1 min read

Eat this, Frenchies, there’ll be no more pink ham for you

France is set to cut the use of nitrite in cured meats. The compound gives boiled ham its colour

By Geert De Clercq
1 min read

Who needs politics when they can have palinka and pigs?

In the run-up to an April election, Hungarians ditched their differences on Saturday for a feast of pork and brandy

By Balazs Horvath and Krisztina Fenyo
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Senegal in party mode after Africa Cup of Nations victory

Football fans party in the streets as triumph ends jinx that kept grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory

By Diadie Ba and Bate Felix
2 min read

Man United top the league of transfer losses with €1bn net spend

Despite having the highest net spend over the past decade, United’s return in terms of silverware has been poor

By Richard Martin
1 min read

Blast from the past: Bafana make slow start to Afcon defence

Today in SA sports history: February 8

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE