×

We've got news for you.

Register on Sunday Times at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Tuesday, March 15 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Pigs might fly before Comair victims find tickets

What with airline grounded indefinitely, passengers are lucky to find any alternative flight, let alone a cheap one

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

Thanks, but no tanks, Russia

While some South Africans’ backing for Putin may be based on genuine gratitude, that doesn’t excuse what he’s doing

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

IN PICTURES | Awesome paw-some: caged and abandoned tigers safe in SA

After 70 hours, the animals arrived on our shores at the weekend and were handed over to a big cat sanctuary

Matthew Savides
Night news editor
2 min read

Not so cool after all: 10 things your teen needs to know about vaping

Tobacco’s ‘healthy’ alternative is also harmful, but ‘research’ funded by firms that stand to profit won’t tell you that

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read

This is what we spent Fifa’s R450m on, explains Safa CFO

Safa officially closes 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust. How it spent the cash has not always been without controversy

By Sithembiso Dindi
2 min read

Economic crunch likely to push SA’s first-time homeowners back to renting

As the ripples of the Ukraine war hit fuel and food prices, the property market is also expected to feel the heat

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Xenophobic attacks fill SA’s policy vacuum

Solutions for the planned Human Right Day confrontation call for more than a zero-sum game

4 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | Decisions, decisions: Q2 inflation set to keep SA on its toes

Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Emile du Plessis, a behavioural economist at Standard Bank

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read
Ideas FREE

Tinder use in Cape Town reveals the paradox of modern dating

Study finds use of the app is a mundane, everyday occurrence, which could make relating intimately harder

By Leah Davina Junck
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 15 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Eye in the sky: satellite images tracking war can paint a foggy picture

Ability to track troop movements in Ukraine in real time can be slanted, with most of the data provided by one side

By Marc Champion
5 min read

Oil right now: India cosies up to Russia for cheap fuel

India considers buying discounted Russian oil and commodities, officials say

By Aftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar
2 min read

Australia, Netherlands arm themselves to down Russia over MH17

The two are taking legal action, saying Russia refuses to take responsibility for the incident which killed 298 people

By Kirsty Needham
2 min read

The death of globalisation: what we gain, we lose

As the war in Ukraine speeds up the decline of international trade, it is time to start thinking the unthinkable

By Matthew Yglesias
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Clocking up clicks: a new fashion era is here. It’s called TikTok Couture

Fast fashion is all the rage and it seems nothing does it faster than the social media platform

Thango Ntwasa
Journalist
3 min read

A weekend of triumph and tragedy in the film industry

‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘Dune’ came out tops at the Baftas on Sunday, the same day actor William Hurt died

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Nathan Layne
3 min read

How investing in digital solar power helps urban Indians beat space crunch

As energy demand grows, rooftop solar is seen as clean and cheap, but many city residents struggle to install systems

By Anuradha Nagaraj
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Best is yet to come, says Proteas all-rounder Kapp

The Proteas women, unbeaten three World Cup matches so far, face hosts New Zealand on Thursday

Amir Chetty
Sports reporter
3 min read

Broos names his final Bafana squad for Guinea and France matches

Bafana mentor happy with the calibre of opposition for March international friendlies

Marc Strydom
Journalist
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE