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Monday, March 7 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Stop cheerleading for Russia, SA. It won’t return the compliment

In its responses to the Ukraine war, Africa has yet again shown that it has no vision of its own needs

4 min read

Should I care about Ukraine? Don’t take a cue from white supremacy

Anyone who doesn’t empathise with Ukrainians is no different to an apartheid-era cop laughing at black pain

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
5 min read

SA’s position on the Ukraine conflict is naive, sentimental and wrong

The ANC’s insistence on showing loyalty to Russia in this instance is misguided and devoid of principle

By Songezo Zibi
7 min read

‘Silent complicity, the silence of cowardice, is finally coming to an end’

Magistrate in first Neil Aggett inquest ‘covered up crimes’, activists call for prosecution of surviving SB members

By David Forbes
8 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

‘We’re a generous family’: Watsons slam Zondo findings as deliberate slur

Report was meant to have reputational damage for the Watsons and the ANC, they say

Paul Ash
Senior reporter
3 min read

Breakthrough: scientists find blood type may play role in severe Covid

A protein that determines blood groups could be vital in discovering targets for development of treatments, say experts

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

Sizzlers mass-murderer must die in prison, says judge who put him there

Eighteen years after jailing Adam Woest for life, retired judge Nathan Erasmus says he stands by his sentence

By MIKE BEHR
4 min read

What are the ‘planned escapades, organised crime’ at KZN varsities about?

Protest action at UKZN and DUT has a sinister element, claim education officials

By Lwazi Hlangu
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

As leaders pass the buck, think of July victims

SAHRC hearings into the unrest are unfolding, but they are cold comfort for those who lost loved ones

2 min read

Banks gaslight you to keep you in the dark

Calling banks to query something can easily have you doubting yourself, as Andrew Perkin found out

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 7 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

As Mariupol is reduced to rubble, so are its mayor’s dreams

Vadym Boichenko, who was working to revitalise the city, says he feels as if his heart and soul are being torn out

By Alessandra Prentice
3 min read

Oil be damned: if Opec is appeasing Russia, it’s doing itself no favours

Inaction over supply crisis will speed oil’s death knell as consumers are sure to boost efforts to reduce dependence

By Julian Lee
3 min read

London no longer the laundromat of the world as dodgy oligarchs retreat

Top-end realtors worried as Ukraine war forces state to tighten up regulation of owners of city’s finest addresses

By Jack Sidders
5 min read

Summer looks chilly for Southern Europe as tourists’ needs change

With energy prices and inflation soaring and hotels no longer in favour, tourism industry faces a difficult transition

By Karolina Tagaris
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Polestar drop-top concept is a breath of fresh air

The new design uses a method employed by the aircraft industry and comes with some interesting standard amenities

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

Anyone for tennis? Not just yet, as oldest player stays put in Ukraine

Leonid Stanislavskyi, who wants to reach 100, says he hopes the war ends so he can play his beloved game again

By Sophie Penney
2 min read

Proudly Ukrainian Mila Kunis and hubby Ashton Kutcher raise millions

The Hollywood stars aim to raise more than R460m in aid for those affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

By Rollo Ross
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

American dream turned to depression for boxer Dee-Jay Kriel

After four frustrating years in the US, the former IBF strawweight champion is back in SA to revive his career

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

Larger than life Warne’s legacy will live on far beyond the cricket pitch

At once open book and master of disguise, Shane Warne had allure for the cricket-indifferent and cricket lovers alike

By Chris Wallace
5 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE