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Thursday, February 10 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Sona would matter if SA’s doyen of maths and science were delivering it

Sona matters, says government, because it creates ‘a transparency’, but only William Smith can do that

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SA needs an emergency cabinet made up of its best minds

Collaboration among industry leaders, civil society, opposition politicians, professionals will save us

3 min read
Ideas FREE

ActionSA should study COPE’s failure if it’s to have hope

Party needs clear policies and a vision because if it’s only in the game to topple the ANC, it will topple itself

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
7 min read

Promises, promises: a look back at Cyril’s Sonas ahead of 2022 address

From his inaugural speech in 2018 to the ‘no ordinary year’ that was 2021, this is what the president had to say

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
8 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Extreme weather events could speed up wrinkles and grey hair

A new study suggests exposure to these incidents could accelerate the ageing process

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

How SA-UK collaboration is helping mend young, broken hearts

British Society of Echocardiography and Tygerberg Hospital experts have screened 7,000 children for defects

2 min read

WATCH | US-born sangoma cites encounter with Tutu as start of her new life

Fateful Tutu encounter leads American woman on ‘journey home’ to traditional healing

By Emile Bosch
8 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Mpofu’s conduct during chief justice interviews must be investigated

Dali Mpofu’s behaviour has brought the legal profession, which already lacks  the public’s trust, into disrepute

3 min read

Read this for meaning, Institute of Race Relations

Bodies such as the IRR should assist in achieving education goals instead of peddling right-wing fluff

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Somalia’s political system is the perfect model for corruption

Corrupt authoritarianism and political tribalism set to overshadow Somalia’s upcoming presidential election

By Abdi Ismail Samatar
5 min read
Ideas FREE

In my book, two is always company

Twins seem to be in vogue again in the literary world, with a number of recent releases featuring them

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — February 10 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Emails with crash victim’s father show Musk’s sensitive side

Tesla CEO wrote: ‘There’s nothing worse than losing a child.’ Father later sued, blaming batteries for son’s death

By Malathi Nayak
3 min read

Seeing red: Chinese city stays its traffic lights to keep residents at home

After detecting nearly 100 infections in Guangxi, the city of Baise has locked down its 3.6-million citizens

By Bloomberg News
2 min read

UK’s cost-of-living crisis is bad, and it’s about to get worse

Increases in inflation, interest rates and taxes are about to make life harder for UK’s already struggling households

By Stuart Trow
4 min read

Chinese funding of Sub-Saharan Africa dwarfs that of the West: think-tank

Between 2007 and 2020 Chinese development banks provided $23bn compared with $9.1bn from others

By Andrea Shalal
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

SA photographer clicks with subjects, collects international accolade

Self-taught Bongani Tshabalala has won a Sony World Photography National Award

By Nerissa Card
1 min read

Figure skater takes The Force to Olympics, wins fans and bags final spot

Adam Siao Him Fa’s Star Wars-themed routine at the winter games sent die-hard fans into a spin on social media

By Chang-Ran Kim
1 min read

‘Queen of the Brits’ Adele wins big at British music awards

Singer-songwriter Adele picked up song, album and artist of the year in a clean sweep at the Brit Awards

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

For Safa’s Einsteins to keep making the same mistakes is sheer insanity

Senegal’s seven years of faith in coach Aliou Cisse was repaid with their Afcon triumph. Safa should take note of this

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

Bulls scrumhalf looks good on Papier and on the pitch thanks to Bok legend

Legendary Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez is mentoring Embrose Papier and the Bulls’ No 9s

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Super Eagles swoop to crush Bafana

Today in SA sports history: February 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE