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Monday, March 14 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The law is no more in SA. It won’t end well

There’s chaos on roads, corrupt politicians, extortion, bribery and persecution of foreigners, while police do nothing

4 min read

Talk is cheap, Gwede, but fuel certainly isn’t

As ministers deliberate about fuel formulas, South Africans’ pockets are being pummelled left, right and centre

2 min read
News FREE

Running on empty? Top tips to trim your budget as cost of living soars

SURVIVING THE CRUNCH: South Africans are desperate to cut expenses. Here are the do’s and don’ts

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read
News FREE

Until government gives it a push, SA will lose the race to electric cars

SURVIVING THE CRUNCH: With our fast rising fuel price, when will SA see cheaper electric cars?

Denis Droppa
Group motoring editor
5 min read

Greener pastures? How electric vehicles’ future looks in other countries

SURVIVING THE CRUNCH: These cars are scarce and expensive everywhere!

By David Welch
2 min read
News FREE

Serve and save: family meal recipes that cost just under R100

SURVIVING THE CRUNCH: These dishes are not only hearty and filling but also easy on the pocket

By Khanyisile Ngcobo and Hilary Biller
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Hello! That’s no way to do business, darling

Travel agency boss says she ran her business poorly, but has not stolen anyone’s money

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read

‘As-needed’ apps have potential to prevent suicide

But evaluation of such digital interventions found only 50% were effective in reducing risk

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 14 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

1 min read

‘What is the point of being afraid? A smile is the most important thing’

23-year-old Ukrainian musician Teimur Aliev and other volunteers are distributing food and aid in Kharkiv

By Olga Vyshnevska
2 min read

As firms rush out of Russia, what about the workers they’re leaving behind?

A number of companies say they will continue to pay their employees and keep up leases, but is it sustainable?

By Thomas Buckley and Daniela Sirtori-Cortina
7 min read
World FREE

Banning Tchaikovsky won’t help Ukraine in the least

Arts and culture have been sources of opposition from brave Russian artists against oppression for centuries

By Martin Ivens
5 min read

A pill struggle: it’ll be over a year before poorer nations get Covid drug

Wealthy countries have secured 25% of initial supplies, with Pfizer urged to allocate more courses to low-income areas

By James Paton
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Kombi? Ja! The VW I.D Buzz is retro-modern done right

SA fans of the hippies’ vehicle of choice hope this tribute will kumbaya sometime soon

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

How Covid’s curtain down for a pianist became curtain up on deliciousness

When the pandemic stopped Navah Perlman Frost tickling the ivories, she turned her hands to the kitchen

By Roselle Chen
1 min read

Rule Britannia! Burberry celebrates British culture in live return

For the first time in two years the brand is back on the runway, in the flesh

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Al Ahly coach Mosimane cautions Sundowns not to do a PSG

The former Sundowns and Bafana mentor warns that the group and knockout stages are two different scenarios

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
2 min read

With Ronaldo hat-trick, Brady witnesses another GOAT defy the years

The 37-year-old superstar now lays claim to all-time leading scoring record on 807 goals

By Simon Evans and Shrivathsa Sridhar
3 min read

Blast from the past: Mitchell marches to 10th title defence

Today in SA sports history: March 14

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE