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Wednesday, March 9 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

If Brics nations carry on backing Russia, the whole house may fall down

SA, Brazil, India and China must intervene to end Putin’s war on Ukraine because if it continues, they will suffer

5 min read

How can SA in clear conscience abstain in a vote against genocide?

By remaining neutral on Ukraine, SA is effectively showing its support for Russia’s murderous campaign

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

Cyril’s Ukraine cop-out betrays both SA and our struggle history

Ramaphosa has deliberately ignored the role global pressure and sanctions played in dismantling apartheid

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

I’m broke, says Durban tycoon accused by US of funding Isis

Farhad Hoomer, last week sanctioned by the US government, says he can’t pay his utility bill thanks to legal fees

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read

Teacher diversity: ‘We’re not where we should be, but we’re getting there’

This was the sentiment of most elite schools surveyed by Sunday Times Daily

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

PODCAST | Climate change: how much time do we have to get it right?

‘A brief and rapidly closing window that requires rapid and deep cuts in emissions,’ says UCT’s Dr Chris Trisos

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Mr President, it’s crass to flaunt your wealth while citizens starve

Ordinary South Africans are hungry, unemployed and left in the dark while Ramaphosa swans about cattle auctions

4 min read
Ideas FREE

The moral poverty of indifference to imperial aggression

The Ukraine conflict is essentially the act of an authoritarian regime trying to repress a largely democratic one

By Jeremy Seekings
4 min read

The Amazon is drying out fast, and that’s very bad news for the planet

If it dies, thousands of species will be killed and carbon dioxide release will put paid to bids to limit climate change

By Anastasia Moloney
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 9 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

‘I just want to kill Russians’: the foreign fighters flocking to Ukraine

Thousands find a sense of purpose and an opportunity for camaraderie in Russia’s invasion

By Andrew RC Marshall
7 min read
World FREE

The price China is willing to pay: how would an invasion of Taiwan unfold?

The two countries have many reasons to avoid a war, but several forces may push Beijing towards an attack

By Samson Ellis
10 min read

Covid shrinks the brain, and we don’t yet know if the damage is permanent

A study of infected people has found a 0.2% to 2% reduction in grey matter, representing up to 10 years of ageing

By Jason Gale
5 min read

Conversion therapy and its devastating effects cost the US $9bn a year

Discredited therapy results in anxiety, depression and suicide attempts which account for the majority of the costs

By Kelsey Butler
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Audiences don’t care, so skip the thank yous and talk about your passion

As Oscar nominees get ready to celebrate a ‘year like no other’, a telecast producer dishes out advice

By Lisa Richwine
1 min read

Are you nuts? How a ‘tree scooter’ completed an Indian farmer’s life

Friends thought he was mad, but Ganapathi Bhat’s invention has made his and others’ lives a whole lot easier

By Sunil Kataria
1 min read

There’s no business like showbusiness for Louis Vuitton

The brand presented its autumn collection at Paris’s Orsay Museum this week, with a nod to masculinity

By Reuters
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Why boxing is being KO-ed by the ‘Kama Sutra’ of martial arts

The former places too much importance on the notion of unbeaten fighters, while MMA doesn’t fuss about fighters’ losses

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

Bulls’ red-letter Saturday looks to be Munster’s blue Monday

They have a tough challenge ahead, but not as tough as the fixture suggests because it dovetails with Six Nations

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE