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Monday, February 21 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Cele vs Sitole: ‘Two bulls in the kraal trying to do the same job’

Insiders reveal to Sunday Times Daily the reasons for the feud between the top two men in SA’s security services

By Aron Hyman, Graeme Hosken and Tankiso Makhetha
8 min read

Where were the cops in July?: the truth behind the blame game

SAHRC hearing was to unearth the truth behind the riots. Instead it heard top brass point their fingers at each other

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
12 min read

Why commend government agencies for just doing their jobs?

We have set the bar so low that Tshwane digging its heels in to collect rates and taxes gets a standing ovation from us

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Chanting struggle slogans doesn’t mean people are going to be killed

But if we don’t work together to build a country based on freedom, equality, justice and solidarity, it might

By Songezo Zibi
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Credit Suisse financed deal that saved Mugabe

Suisse Secrets leak casts new light on bank’s role in mine sale that helped finance violence around 2008 election

By James O’Brien/OCCRP and James O’Brien/OCCRP
10 min read

Get vaxxed or get off our campus: SA varsities get tough

Universities are tightening rules for unvaccinated lecturers and students

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Extortionist nabbed at light speed after threat to shoot Cele’s ‘mom’

After almost being fleeced, a pensioner received swift justice because police thought she was the minister’s mother

2 min read

Health minister breathes new life into national health department

Joe Phaahla says vacancies are being filled and they are looking at breaking down public/private healthcare barriers

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
3 min read

Tear down the silos: Cyril shares lessons from WHO vaccine hub

The president says a well-functioning ecosystem that brings partners together is the only way forward

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

If parents don’t behave, we can’t expect kids to

The racial tension at Hoërskool Jan Viljoen has been made worse by the disgraceful behaviour of parents

2 min read

Bad wording nearly wiped out my online bargain

Plus, how late can an airline wait to tell you that your flight has been cancelled?

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Will ‘aspiring Tunisian dictator’ Kais Saied spark another Arab Spring?

As freedoms shrivel and the economy sputters, anger is again starting to boil in the country

By Jihen Laghmari and Souhail Karam
5 min read

Ethiopia switches on lights to economic development

First phase of multi-billion-dollar hydropower plant is on line, with the country seeking to allay neighbours’ fears

By Dawit Endeshaw
1 min read

Former US president will need a Trump card to get out of latest mess

He fails to get Capitol riot lawsuit thrown out after federal judge rejects his claim of presidential immunity

By Joe Schneider
3 min read

Cor blimey! It seems the queen will be forking out millions for wayward son

A look at Andrew’s finances reveals it’s unlikely he’ll be able to come up with £12m Giuffre settlement. So who will?

By Harry Wilson, Gavin Finch and Ellen Milligan
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Fit for purpose: Hybrid tech makes new Honda great but costly

The carmaker has released the successor to the Jazz with a different name to boot

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
4 min read

He’s almost 80, but McCartney is getting back to the US to twist and shout

The former Beatle will perform his first live shows since 2019, after promising US fans he’d return

By Steve Gorman
2 min read

Your Jolie poor form is the Pitts, Angie. How dare you offload our Bra(n)d?

Brad Pitt has sued ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling a stake in the French winery at which they married

By Jonathan Stempel
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

No excuses for embarrassing loss, says SA captain Elgar

Rohit Sharma is now Indian skipper in all three formats after being named as permanent Test captain

By Reuters
2 min read

Guardiola praise for Kane as City suffer title stumble

Liverpool’s Salah reaches 150-goal milestone against Norwich

By MARTYN HERMAN
3 min read

Blast from the past: Proteas run out of steam against India in Jaipur

Today in SA sports history: February 21

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE