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Thursday, March 3 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Learn from Zelenskyy, SA politicians. Leadership means more than greed

The Ukrainian leader is ready to sacrifice his life for his country, but our political vultures think only of themselves

4 min read
News FREE

Until there’s prima facie evidence against me I’m staying put: Mantashe

The former ANC administration boss says the Zondo inquiry threw him under the bus based on assumption, not fact

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
2 min read
News FREE

I’ll carry on exposing the industrial-scale graft I took part in: Agrizzi

Responding to the Zondo report, he says there are many more whistleblowers, but they need protection

Aron Hyman
Reporter
3 min read

EDITORIAL | Only action will ensure the Zondo commission was not in vain

Politicians in high office, implicated as enablers of state capture, cannot continue in their positions

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

All should hail the Zulu king, judge rules

Judge Isaac Madondo has quashed the seeds of discontent from rival prince and princesses in the royal family

6 min read
News FREE

No new judges’ interviews till there is JSC code of conduct: legal NGOs

Nine legal groups have asked the JSC for an undertaking by March 8 that February’s shambles won’t be repeated

By FRANNY RABKIN
2 min read
News FREE

‘It’s just too painful’: son speaks after 14 loved ones die in taxi crash

Tebogo Ntlatseng lost his mother, grandmother and other relatives on their way back from a wedding anniversary

3 min read
News FREE

‘Like five stages of grief’: medics hold out for Charlotte Maxeke reopening

Dr Suhayl Essa and hundreds like him have stumbled from one hospital to another at health department’s whim

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
2 min read

It could soon become a lot harder to sue your doctor

Law reforms proposed to cap soaring payouts that are bankrupting provincial health departments

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Good old SA, where you can play dirty as long as you’re a friend

A bizarre spectacle is playing out here. The US is being slammed for aggression, yet Putin gets a thumbs-up

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read
Ideas FREE

It can never be as good as the book. Except sometimes

A number of TV shows are proving to be the exception to this groaner, among them ‘Sweet Magnolias’ and ‘Bridgerton’

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | A remote workforce is possible, but employers need to want it

What are the advantages if companies stick to the new, post-Covid normal?

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 3 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Putin expected a welcome in this Ukraine city. Instead he got: ‘Bugger off’

Protests by Russophones appear to demonstrate that invasion is uniting the country rather than dividing it

By Marc Champion
3 min read

Watch this airspace. Russia’s air force seems to have gone MIA

What happened to the Russian air force? US officials and experts are stumped at its cautious approach

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
4 min read

‘New Pakistan’? What’s certainly new is the uptick in mob lynching

Prime minister’s vision of a more progressive country looks shaky after the murder of a foreign boss for ‘blasphemy’

By Faseeh Mangi, Kai Schultz, Ismail Dilawar and Kamran Haider
7 min read

How stellar vampires find love at first bite

Astronomers have had a rare glimpse of stars sucking the life out of each other

By Will Dunham
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

From black belts and tutus to jets and OnlyFans, Russia is out in the cold

Sanctions against the country range from economic restrictions to cultural boycotts

By Declan Gibbon
6 min read

Wax off: ‘Dishevelled’, vandalised Putin banished from Paris museum

Venue says it does not want to fix such a character’s hair every day and may replace him with Volodymyr Zelenskyy

By Geert De Clercq
1 min read

Canned? Film festival may ban Russia from 2022 event

Cannes Film Fest says unless the war in Ukraine ends in a manner acceptable to Ukrainians, Russia is not welcome

By Geert De Clercq
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

All that’s left for Soweto derby fans is bragging rights

With neither Chiefs nor Pirates challenging for the league, a spectacle with goals and a winner would be great

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Guardiola says it’s best for Ukraine’s Zinchenko to keep playing

Swiss tycoon Hansjoerg Wyss is considering an offer from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich to buy Chelsea

By Reuters
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE