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Wednesday, February 16 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

As long as politicians choose them, judges will not get a fair trial

The makeup of the JSC needs an urgent rethink if there’s to be any hope of the best judges getting the top jobs

4 min read
Ideas FREE

This, SA, is how good leaders take back the power to govern

Success of Tshwane campaign is a great example of what happens when cities are finally freed from ANC stranglehold

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

J and J pauses vax production, but SA has own clone in pipeline

Many countries in developing world will see shortfall, says New York Times

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

Piste off: why SA and UK will never ski out of the cold at Winter Olympics

Well, Britain did win a bronze in 2018, but SA has the likes of the Isaacson clan, which doesn’t bode well

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Judicial Service Commission rejects Hlophe’s ‘absurd’ arguments

Counsel for the commission contends that the Western Cape judge president’s legal arguments are ‘self-serving’

By FRANNY RABKIN
5 min read
News FREE

‘You killed my sister. Don’t come to the funeral’

Ntuthuko Shoba says friends told him not to go to Tshegofatso Pule’s funeral and that her brother threatened him

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
2 min read

Size isn’t everything but rather the survival of the thinnest ... roots

SA’s fynbos has proven it’s fine above the ground but also has the world’s finest roots

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

It seems Cele’s hat has covered his eyes and ears

As head of SA’s police, he has not restored our faith in the state’s ability to provide law, order and safety

4 min read
Ideas FREE

This is why West Africa has so many coups

Poor governance must be addressed, foreign influence resisted and socioeconomic and political conditions improved

By Muhammad Dan Suleiman and Hakeem Onapajo
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — February 16 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Wanna save the planet? Keep investing in fossil fuels, says big money

Some of the world’s biggest money managers say shareholders are best able to bring about change from within

By Silla Brush, Loukia Gyftopoulou and Kevin Crowley
4 min read

Trump, when your accounting firm fires you, you know you’re in the dump

Mazars says it won’t take on any more Trump Organisation work, giving credence to attorney general’s fraud case

By Christian Berthelsen and Greg Farrell
2 min read

New Zealand MPs vote to change the law, not the sexual orientation

The government says it received the highest number of public submissions ever received on any legislation

By Praveen Menon
1 min read

Sometimes you Musk do what you have to do

Tesla CEO donates $5.7bn shares to charity, a move which coincides with sparring with US senators over wealth tax

By Sophie Alexander and Craig Trudell
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Ja well no fine: Paris installs noise radar in a bid to quieten streets

Radars will measure noise level and identify vehicles. The city will start fining noise makers from 2023

By Geert De Clercq
1 min read

In Peru, dogs say ‘I do’

In a twist on tradition, Peruvians celebrated Valentine’s Day by dressing their pets up for ‘marriage’

By Reuters
1 min read

Art show walks men through sexual harassment hell

Married couple behind installation says it was inspired by their daughter’s experiences growing up in France

By Johnny Cotton and Adrien Chable
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

White’s Bulls can go all the way in the URC

Stormers must keep up their confidence, Sharks need consistency and Lions must do some serious soul-searching

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Sundowns take extended squad to Champions League base in Egypt

They will stay in Egypt for North African Champions League campaign after travel fatigue concerns

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

No vac Djokovic refuses to budge on his vaccination stance

World No.1 said he is prepared to miss Grand Slams if Covid jab is made mandatory

By Sudipto Ganguly
2 min read

Blast from the past: Benni blasts four past Namibia

Today in SA sports history: February 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE