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Tuesday, March 1 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

The flip-flopping ANC has a lot to be grateful to Russia for

It was Moscow that taught its cadres how to deftly practise capitalism under the hooded veil of communism

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Pay attention Africa: how Ukraine war could influence food supplies

Given its dependency on grain imports, a significant amount being from Ukraine and Russia, continent has reason to worry

By Wandile Sihlobo
5 min read

Power to governing bodies: ambitious plan to give them more clout

If approved, an ‘intervention programme on overcrowding’ to expedite classroom construction will be in their hands

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

EDITORIAL | Getting kids back in classrooms is not negotiable

Statistics reveal an inordinately high number of pupils have not returned to school this year

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

‘Disturbingly inappropriate’: magistrate fines man just R1k for child rape

Sentences doled out by magistrate in KZN sexual offences court under review for leniency and misdirection

5 min read

Education is ‘dope’ for South Africans signing up for cannabis studies

Cheeba Cannabis Academy and Cannabis Institute help bring president’s dream of a thriving industry closer to reality

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
3 min read

South Africans drop nutritional food from trolleys as costs soar

‘Child support grants that are nearly 30% below poverty line institutionalise inequity among black children’

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

For whales, climate change has picked up where harpoons left off

After commercial whaling stopped, populations recovered, but now global warming is threatening the animals

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

How will Putin’s war pan out? These are the two main narratives

Many of the suppositions about the war have already collapsed. These two scenarios, however, remain plausible

By John Authers
6 min read

Not playing ball: sport sanctions will hurt Putin more than political ones

The Russian president has long used sporting events to massage his ego and gloss over his misrule

By Bobby Ghosh
4 min read

Davids and Goliath: Ukraine wins social media war one TikTok at a time

How social media’s citizen journalists are making Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ‘the most documented war in history’

By Stephen L Carter
4 min read

WHO’s 70% vaccination target now merely ‘symbolic’

Experts say a one-size-fits-all approach is not feasible and countries should rather focus on their targets

By Jennifer Rigby
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘We deaf actors have come a long way’: ‘CODA’ lands top SAG award

Winning the Screen Actors Guild award is often a precursor to bagging an Oscar

By Lisa Richwine and Dawn Chmielewski
2 min read

Silent show for Ukraine suffering as Armani refuses to celebrate

The designer decided to turn off the music for his 2022/23 Autumn/Winter collection at Milan Fashion Week

By Reuters
1 min read

Screw it! We’re ready to pee in public, covered in glitter

Rio de Janeiro is ready to party, with or without carnival, for which there will be no official events due to Covid-19

By Gabriel Stargardter
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Medvedev’s top ranking under a cloud as Ukraine demands Russia ban

New world No.1’s jubilation tempered by his country’s invasion of Ukraine

By MARTYN HERMAN, OSSIAN SHINE and Rory Carroll
2 min read

Liverpool cup win can fuel multiple trophy chase

Manchester City showed against Everton on Saturday that they know how to grind out three points

By MARTYN HERMAN, Silvia Recchimuzzi and Aadi Nair
3 min read

Blast from the past: Jody Scheckter crowned King of Kyalami

Today in SA sports history: March 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE