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Thursday, February 24 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Upset about IMF loans? Been there, done that, says Godongwana

Finance minister responds to criticism that loans from the World Bank and IMF compromise SA’s sovereignty

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
News FREE

Godongwana uses mining bonanza to cut debt and help poor ...

Finance minister sticks to his predecessor’s promise to cut corporate tax and bring relief to workers

Lukanyo Mnyanda
Editor: Business Day
5 min read
News FREE

... and tax windfall will pay for Covid-19 grant and job creation

The government collected R182bn more in tax revenue over the past 12 months than anticipated

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

SANDF’s wasted millions: if you crash in sea, you’d better know how to swim

SA in danger of violating international maritime and aeronautical laws, risking blacklisting by global airlines

By Tankiso Makhetha, Graeme Hosken and Aron Hyman
10 min read
News FREE

I lost my dad young and was bewitched, says rapist and killer as he gets ...

Six murders, three rapes, eight kidnappings and multiple robberies see Wellington Kachidza behind bars for good

3 min read

‘Our daily bread’: the cane still does the talking in SA classrooms

SACE confirms most complaints it receives are for corporal punishment as video of KZN assault goes viral

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

‘They gave the option of knife or pipe as thieves have their hands cut off’

Witnesses tell CRL about their experiences at KwaSizabantu after allegations of assault, rape and fraud

Orrin Singh
Reporter
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | It seems donations to the ANC are just another form of kickback

Despite state capture probe’s best efforts, ANC is well entrenched in the art of glossing over ‘conflicts of interest’

3 min read
Ideas FREE

While government fiddles, mere mortals put out the fires

As our dysfunctional, politely xenophobic state dodges state capture bullets, civil society steps up to the plate

4 min read

The ANC may be barking mad, but at least its finance minister isn’t

Our fiscal leaders have delusions of SA’s economy being a leaping Labrador but it is more akin to a crippled chihuahua

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Nothing toxic about amount Britney’s speared to give you a piece of her

Move over Bruce, Keith and Elton because Britney just nailed down a $15m deal for her autobiography

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — February 24 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Blocked everywhere: Biden could shut Russia out of the tech world

Insiders say the US could manipulate licensing of products to keep firms from shipping them to Putin’s country

By Alexandra Alper and Karen Freifeld
3 min read

300-million doses gather dust as global vaccine supply outstrips demand

Continued hesitancy, communication, logistics and funds are some of the problems facing distribution officials

By Francesco Guarascio and Jennifer Rigby
4 min read

Octopus farming puts its tentacles out amid growing demand

World’s first octopus farm stirs ethical debate as value of global octopus trade doubles in almost a decade

By Nathan Allen and Guillermo Martinez
4 min read

Bishop ‘filmed his steamy sex romps with young seminarians’

In the latest scandal to rock the Catholic church, witnesses said several anxious youngsters started drinking heavily

By Agustin Geist
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Trolley by trolley, volunteers are helping kids keep their studies on track

In the Philippines, teachers are bringing education to impoverished children with a novel mobile school

By Adrian Portugal
1 min read

Roky didn’t have space for a bit of the universe, but many people do

Bids for all things cosmic rocketed at a February auction, with a meteor-hit kennel expected to rake in millions

By Aleksandra Michalska and Hussein Al Waaile
2 min read

Peru burial site reveals more secrets as sacrificial remains surface

The children and adults are believed to have accompanied a VIP, whose remains were unearthed in November

By Marco Aquino
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

You may be top in SA, Sundowns, but the sun doesn’t shine out of you

If Brazilians are to prevail on continent, they need tougher competition week in week out on the home front

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read

Proteas must adapt to conditions quickly to get upper hand: Erwee

Team is looking to put first Test debacle behind it and improve in all aspects against New Zealand

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Aussies annihilate SA at the Wanderers

Today in SA sports history: February 24

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE