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Thursday, February 17 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Black self-hatred hurts nobody but ourselves

SA is dismissing foreign teachers because we’d rather our children suffer than have foreigners teach them

4 min read

ANC pulls an Ace from its own sleeve by releasing Cyril’s NEC remarks

It has opened the NEC closing remarks to the public to counter Magashule’s continuous ‘misrepresentation’ of them

3 min read

Let’s hope there’s no war because the military’s stuffed and Denel’s doomed

The SANDF is trying to recoup money from the arms manufacturer to salvage some of its defence capabilities

Erika Gibson
Joernalis
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Come together, right now: SA growth needs both market and state

The failure of Thabo Mbeki’s Gear revealed that market-led development is not the solution. That’s even more true today

By Thabani Khumalo
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Hitler reference is hate speech: ConCourt

Holocaust didn’t only target Zionists, and use of Nazi leader’s name is triggering for all Jews, states ruling

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read
News FREE

‘Presidency not running parallel state’: Cyril defends his bloated office

‘This is a presidency at work to drive a coherent and effective programme of action across government,’ he says

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
4 min read
News FREE

The show must go on: judge throws out Zuma’s leave to appeal

‘It’s a travesty of justice,’ says Jacob Zuma Foundation who will advise the ex-president to petition the SCA

5 min read
News FREE

Girls on top as Covid stress overturns newborn boys’ dominance

Tip in birth sex ratio has been observed before, such as in UK after Diana’s death and in Slovenia after 1991 war

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

‘Limit their numbers’: touchy feely tourists cause ‘happy feet’ stress

People descending on penguin colonies negatively impact chicks and their numbers should be curtailed: experts

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

School clashes remind us SA isn’t as transformed as we think

As racism rears its ugly head at Randfontein school, it is a wake-up call that this mindset still thrives in some places

3 min read

SA, let me introduce you to a new concept — it’s called ‘consequences’

The ‘chancers’ who choose not to pay for their electricity now have something to consider

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Diet, schmiet, wellness, dullness. I’d rather drop acid

Two cookbooks crossed my desk this week. One looks good enough to eat; the other, oddly for me, is fascinating

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — February 17 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Duke of baulk: why Andrew had no choice but to settle his sex assault case

A conciliatory prince now praises Virginia Giuffre’s ‘bravery’ and will make ‘substantial donation’

By Bob Van Voris
5 min read

Beyond the Palin: court throws out ex-governor’s defamation case ... again

Victory of press freedom as judge is unconvinced by former Republican vice-presidential candidate’s evidence

By Bob Van Voris
4 min read

China tries to censor outrage over its handling of chained woman case

A letter by varsity graduates calling for a probe disappears from Chinese social media just after it is posted

By Bloomberg News
2 min read

US gunmakers face being sued for school massacres after R1.1bn deal

Remington settles with Sandy Hook families after they get hold of documents that reveal the firm’s ‘inner workings’

By Neil Weinberg
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

PJ O’Rourke, the ‘voice of a generation’, dies of lung cancer aged 74

The renowned political satirist and journalist, who was editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, died on Tuesday

By Tyler Clifford
1 min read

Sorry, Julius, but Louis’s got it in for you and the rest of the world

Louis Vuitton set to raise price tags this week as production, raw material and transportation costs rise

By Sophie Yu and Brenda Goh
1 min read

Creating a space for women of colour in an out-there world

US designer Marrisa Wilson turns to digital spaces for her first New York Fashion Week collection

By Andrew Hofstetter and Alicia Powell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

AmaZulu have done well to get this far, but they have a lot to learn

Benni McCarthy shouldn’t set the bar too high in Champions League group stages, but rather look to gain experience

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

Fighting fit: Bulls box clever with ex-world champ Sebastiaan Rothmann

Former WBU and IBO cruiserweight champion uses boxing to unlock a new trend for rugby players’ rehabilitation

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Fourth world title for Baby Jake

Today in SA sports history: February 17

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE