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Thursday, March 10 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Don’t leave talented pupils stranded, build bridges for them

The number of top matrics falling through the cracks of university admission calls for a revamp of the system

4 min read
News FREE

Endurance pays off: SA crew hailed after fabled polar shipwreck found

SA’s ice-breaking polar research ship powers into the history books, discovering the 1915 wreck of the Endurance

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Be lenient on me ... I only earn R110,000 a month, pleads Bathabile Dlamini

The Johannesburg magistrate’s court - which found Dlamini guilty of perjury - will issue sentence on April 1

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Pensioner’s near-fatal ‘hole in one’ could swing a dent in Joburg’s coffers

A 74-year-old man is considering legal action after his car ploughed into a huge hole that has ‘opened up many times’

2 min read

More than 5,200 school workers don’t get January stipends in payment fiasco

Eastern Cape education accused of ‘financial and administrative incompetence’ for monumental mess-up

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

ConCourt dismisses Mkhwebane’s application to reverse CR17 report judgment

The apex court said on Wednesday that the public protector had ‘no case’ and dismissed the application with costs

Franny Rabkin
journalist
2 min read

SA binge drinkers knocked back even more during lockdown: study

Only a few drinkers thought the alcohol restrictions were a good incentive to reduce their intake, research reveals

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | May the courts expose many more skeletons

Our judicial system has finally given a voice to those who suffered as a result of Bathabile Dlamini’s actions

2 min read

When the ANC wants to send on a clown, it’s always got Fikile

Clown Prince Mbalula’s employment is as laughable as his gaffe about ‘the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela'

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

I love it when a plot comes together, especially when it’s original

Thrillers seem to be taking a new turn these days, which must be tough for authors, but it’s unforgettable for me

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 10 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Rumbles of Ukraine war will be felt in grumbles of tummies around the world

We’ve grown dependent on Russia and its besieged neighbour for grains, which are now in critically short supply

By Megan Durisin, Elizabeth Elkin and Pratik Parija
8 min read

‘Don’t worry, be happy’ echoes through Odessa as it awaits its turn

People of the port, which has so far escaped shelling, are in good spirits as they brace for the Russians

By Iryna Nazarchuk and Natalia Zinets
2 min read

Green energy is not for us, but greenbacks are, says Nigeria

Country says it can’t transition while people are hungry or be expected to give up financial benefits of oil and gas

By Sabrina Valle
1 min read

It may have saved our lives, but will it kill our freedom?

Tech has been put to good use in the pandemic, but what’s in store now that it’s moving to endemic?

By Umberto Bacchi
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Remember LimeWire? Well it’s wiring up for new beginnings

The file-sharing service, which ‘laid the foundation for music streaming’, is leaping back into the fray with NFTs

By Supantha Mukherjee and Elizabeth Howcroft
1 min read

If there’s one thing Russia and Ukraine do agree on it’s cultural heritage

Unesco moves to protect the latter’s heritage under a Hague Convention agreement to which both are signatories

By Juliette Portala
1 min read

If tech does it for you, sink your teeth into this

Rare Steve Jobs items are hitting the auction block, including an application he filled out for a job at Atari

By Alicia Powell
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Ahly or nothing: no room for error in all-important clash

Despite an impressive 1-0 over Ahly in Cairo, Sundowns must not let their guard down on Saturday

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Russian F1 driver all revved up after being dumped by team

Russia’s Nikita Mazepin, fired by Haas, announces ‘We Compete as One’ fund to help other excluded athletes

By ALAN BALDWIN
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE