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Tuesday, February 22 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Remember, Thabo, you created this monster, or has ‘intellect’ failed you?

At the weekend Mbeki bemoaned the state of the ANC, yet ‘cadre deployment’ was his doing. Nonetheless, we’ll live

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

‘They intended to kill us all’: witness recalls weekend hit on ANC members

Rapid fire unleashed on six people in Umlazi claimed two lives in politically charged KwaZulu-Natal

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

You tax booze, you lose: why raising excise tax isn’t an option for budget

Aggressive excise tax increases on alcohol have given illicit trade an edge, with players quick to take the gap

By Lucky Ntimane
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Oh by the way, your daughter was assaulted today, school tells dad

Parents and community outraged at school’s handling of ‘assault’ that was allegedly rape

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

You are what you app: you can be IDed by how you use you smartphone

Usage data collected by devices can yield individual patterns with no need to monitor conversations or behaviours

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

Homegrown therapy gives hope to hypertensive pregnant moms

For first time, a dangerous complication of pregnancy can be prevented with treatment that repurposes diabetic drug

3 min read

Surplus teachers caught in crossfire between department, governing bodies

The way the teachers are being redeployed in KZN ignores the law, say the school governing bodies

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Forget ANC renewal. Help save SA economy, Mbeki

Why must Ramaphosa keep the former statesman concerned with fancy notions of ANC renewal that we know will not work?

4 min read
Ideas FREE

How Swahili became Africa’s most spoken language

It originated at the crossroads of trade and human movement and now has more than 200-million users

By John M Mugane
8 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Show us the Mali: country’s workers feel the squeeze of sanctions

Economy under strain as Mali defaults on debt and embargoes lead to mass redundancies, loss of business

By Paul Lorgerie and Tiemoko Diallo
3 min read

‘We’d rather be unemployed than abide by vaccine mandate’

Vaccine hesitancy among German healthcare workers is causing concern about further staff shortages

By Riham Alkousaa
3 min read

Fortress crumbles: tourism is looking up down under

‘Don’t Go Small. Go Australia’: this is Tourism Australia’s message as it tries to entice travellers with R436m campaign

By Ben Westcott and Georgina Mckay
3 min read

Tick-tock snaps the clock for Facebook as we chat and I message elsewhere

Privacy concerns and development shortcomings have seen the ‘irrelevant’ platform face major declines

By Kurt Wagner
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Meta verse yourselves with tech, advertisers, because mixed reality is here

Meta has told ad agencies that mixed reality, which merges virtual and physical worlds, could be a few years away

By Sheila Dang
2 min read

The final word: Chilean indigenous language vanishes as last speaker dies

Cristina Calderon has died aged 93 and with her the Yamana language, but she created a dictionary for its perpetuity

By Fabian Cambero
1 min read

Berry hell! Fruit of Israeli farmer’s labour earns him a Guinness record

The man’s 289g strawberry has beaten that of a Japanese farmer, who took the accolade in 2015 for a 250g specimen

By Ramy Amichay
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

SA batsmen can learn from their Kiwi counterparts, says batting coach

Justin Sammons urges Proteas batsmen to knuckle down during the first 30 to 40 overs

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read

City stumble promises more twists and turns in title race

Liverpool’s game in hand against Leeds on Wednesday night will be crucial to their tilt at the title

By MARTYN HERMAN
3 min read

Blast from the past: Nyathi sends Bafana into Afcon semifinals

Today in SA sports history: February 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE