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Wednesday, February 9 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Too many in SA aim for money. They should aim to be like Mane

The JSC interview panel for the new chief justice was an embarrassment, confirming that charlatans still hold sway

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

Joey Haarhoff’s daughter is glad her brother has been jailed for child rape

Already the child of one of SA’s most infamous murderers, now she has to endure new heartache

4 min read

Cyril can only restore our faith in him by action, not a glib Sona

Ramaphosa was a safer bet than Dlamini-Zuma but his lack of urgency or decisiveness has been a bitter disappointment

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

‘Where do we go?’: desperate plea after flood washes away settlement

Disaster hit Mamelodi before the municipality could relocate the residents as promised

6 min read

Schools may have to keep a closer eye on absent pupils — and unions agree

The suggested amendment, part of a bill gazetted in December, is meant to mitigate dropout rates

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

Arson attack on chemical warehouse: planned hit or spontaneous act?

Seven months after July unrest, police simply do not know how the fire started, as environmental impact takes its toll

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
5 min read
News FREE

Pupil electrocuted, five years on dodgy wiring unfixed. Now GDE has 15 days

In damning ruling, court orders Gauteng education department to discipline officials who have failed to act

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Sona is Cyril’s chance to reverse SA’s tanking reputation

Amid a failing economy, unemployment and violence, Ramaphosa has to claw back SA’s ‘stable country’ image

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Income support is fated, but making it work will take political courage

The state will have to be bold to enact a system that has the wealthy, employed and unionised subsidising the poor

By Michael Sachs
12 min read
Ideas FREE

States are battling to unite for the WHO and ultimately the world

Now is the time for reaching a consensus on empowerment and better financing for the organisation

By Palitha Abeykoon, Maha El Rabbat, David Nabarro, John Nkengasong, Mirta Roses and Samba Sow
4 min read
Ideas FREE

How the medical industry is innovating to give life-saving messages

It’s not new, but gamification is one of the most effective ways to increase health literacy and now it’s going digital

By Paul Miller
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — February 9 2022

Six of the best pictures of the world

By Reuters
0 min read

Melting glaciers hold less ice than previously thought — a good sign?

A correction in the way volumes are calculated shows that ocean levels could rise lower than prior estimates

By Todd Woody
3 min read

‘If true, it’s an earthquake’: Israeli cops accused of spying on their own

After denying using Pegasus to tap people’s phones, including a witness in Netanyahu’s trial, police have backtracked

By Yaacov Benmeleh
2 min read

As queer Olympians grind it out, dating app moves to keep them safe

Normally Grindr users anywhere could use ‘Explore’ function to find Olympic participants on the app, but not this year

By Bloomberg News
1 min read

Life takes an unexpected turn for 91-year-old Malawi TikTok sensation

Giddes Chalamanda’s ode to his daughter got more than 80-million views on the video-sharing site

By Frank Phiri
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Free from flee: how a filmmaker helped a gay Afghan refugee find peace

Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells the story of ‘Amin Nawabi’, who fled for Denmark as a teen after his family was killed

By Hanna Rantala
2 min read

And the nominees are: Razzies relegate these boondoggles to the boondocks

‘Diana’ has been ‘honoured’ with nine nominations, while Bruce Willis receives his very own category

By Daniel Trotta
2 min read

GOT cash to splash on a trip to Westeros?

‘Game of Thrones’ fans able to visit Northern Ireland are in for a treat. A 10,000sqm studio tour has opened there

By Clodagh Kilcoyne
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

If the shoe fits: Simbine must join the technology race to stay competitive

The stats clearly show sprinters using shoes with carbon technology have an advantage

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

The Boks would be crazy to overlook in-form Ackermann

SA has many loose forwards to select from, but surely Gloucester No.8 Ruan Ackermann deserves to be in the mix

By Mark Keohane
4 min read

Springboks face challenging 2022 fixture list

Wales return to South Africa for the first time since 2014 for a three-Test series in July

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Proteas bowled over by sultans of swing

Today in SA sports history: February 9

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE