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Monday, February 28 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

‘Get out now!’ South Africans’ tales of terror, tears as they flee Ukraine

One South African arrived in the Ukraine two days before the war started to rescue an old circus bear

Erika Gibson
Joernalis
9 min read

For its own good, SA must take the regional lead against Russia

Russia’s relationship with Africa, especially its use of disinformation , is a threat to the continent’s stability

By George Philipas
4 min read
Ideas FREE

This is not a video game, RET brigade. We will all suffer

Putin attacked Ukraine, yet sadly the faction is cheering him on. Does it not realise there are no winners in war?

4 min read

Sorry, Ukraine, the UN hasn’t united nations in a while

Its weakness is the Security Council, the five permanent members of which have outsize powers and selfish interests

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Use a school hall! Limpopo principals thrashed for pricey hotel shindigs

Education department hauls circuit office over coals for using poor schools’ money to organise lavish bash

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

It’s all about fun and trending, say pupils in ‘dangerous’ TikTok challenge

Social media fad gets out of hand as pupils stone cars in ‘Sarafina!’ moment

By Suthentira Govender and Lwazi Hlangu
3 min read

Sweet deal: South Africans are going easy on salt

Research finds people are reducing their salt intake, which is good news in a country burdened with related disease

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Godongwana has made all the right noises. Now the state must play its part

Government desperately needs to improve infrastructure, create jobs and get tough with money-guzzling SOEs

2 min read
Ideas FREE

If the proverbial hit the fan in SA, who could we turn to?

From the Patriotic Alliance, to the Boers and slay queens, here are some suggestions

By Kwanele Ndlovu
4 min read

How about them apples? Fraudsters target new employees

Job seekers and new employees fall for confidence trick but it can be avoided by registering with SAFPS

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — February 28 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Putin ‘frustrated with slow progress’ that could cost him on many levels

Russia is facing a strong Ukrainian defence, which will give the latter’s allies time to funnel weaponry its way

By Marc Champion
5 min read

No laughing matter: cometh the hour, cometh the comedian

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has proved to be a surprisingly effective and inspiring war leader, and his popularity has soared

By Marc Champion and Daryna Krasnolutska
6 min read

West’s SWIFT bank sanctions will hurt Russia, but will they save Ukraine?

US, EU implement restrictive banking measures to hold Russia to account for its attack on Ukraine

By Saleha Mohsin, Annmarie Hordern and Alberto Nardelli
6 min read

European, Russian airspace bans echo those of Cold War

For now they are having little effect, but this could change if EU follows lead of UK and central and eastern Europe

By Anthony Palazzo and Yuliya Fedorinova
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

New Ford Ranger Raptor gains V6 power

The Ford Performance division played a crucial role in its development

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Europe sings the same tune to get Russia banned from Eurovision 2022

The country has been barred from the event after broadcasters slammed its invasion of Ukraine

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Essi Lethi
2 min read

Argentina’s treasure trove unveils 70-million-year-old jewel

Scientists have discovered the fossil of a new species of dinosaur that walked on two legs and had puny arms

By Miguel Lo Bianco and Claudia Morales
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Why Mngqithi says Mosimane is still a winner after Sundowns stun Ahly

Manqoba Mngqithi is gracious in victory, saying Pitso Mosimane laid the foundations at Sundowns

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read

Phil the pain: PGA Tour event severs ties with Mickelson and his foundation

The six-time Major winner’s comments have seen him banished to golfing’s wilderness

By Reuters
2 min read

Blast from the past: Egypt end Bafana’s reign as African champs

Today in SA sports history: February 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE