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Wednesday, March 16 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

SA’s future is in Russia’s hands

A drawn-out war will devastate this country’s poor, the consequences of which don’t bear thinking about

4 min read
Ideas FREE

SA should follow principled approach to Ukraine war

The alternative view — being on the ‘right side of history’ — would have led to joining the US-led invasion of Iraq

By Yacoob Abba Omar
3 min read

Joburg Bar finds Dali Mpofu guilty of professional misconduct

The advocates’ society has invited him to respond within five days on what an appropriate penalty would be

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read

Give private nurses a lifeline, judge orders KZN health department

He reprimands the department for ‘behaving unreasonably and limiting the public’s right to health care access’

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Ray of hope for victims who were conned by Coinit

Pietermaritzburg high court orders the disposal of Coinit’s assets for the benefit of investors

By TANIA BROUGHTON
2 min read

Should credit checks go as part of the great post-Covid work ‘reset’?

As many re-enter the job market with poorer records due to the pandemic, recruiters may have to be realistic

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read
News FREE

Victim’s family ‘shocked’ at samurai sword killer’s release

‘He is emotionless. I don’t think he’s mentally stable,’ says victim’s aunt as she spares a thought for killer’s family

2 min read
News FREE

Samurai sword killer’s parole ‘bizarre’ and ‘absurd’: clinical psychologist

Correctional services department defends decision, saying interventions were taken before Morne Harmse’s release

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Once safety is assured, save the aviation industry

The economic impact of flight suspension will be felt for a long time

3 min read

‘Embattled’: a beleaguered word needing clarity

Best you keep those skeletons in the closet or you’ll be embattled too

By Unathi Mphendu
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — March 16 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

As if things couldn’t get any worse, Russia faces a $150bn default monster

Financial ruin looms at many of the world’s biggest money managers, but it’s unlikely to be limited to these giant funds

By Sydney Maki, Eliza Ronalds-Hannon and Selcuk Gokoluk
6 min read

Danger be damned: medics work round the clock to save vulnerable Ukrainians

Medical volunteers from around the world have converged on Ukraine to help healthcare system amid conflict

By Jennifer Rigby
3 min read

You’d better believe it: Russian state TV employee blasts war on air

The ballsy woman made her point — ‘they’re lying to you’ — for a few seconds before the station cut her off

By Flavia Krause-Jackson
1 min read

In Burkina Faso, forcing a girl into marriage means one less mouth to feed

Though illegal, this is the reality in the poor nation, but some girls have found refuge at a Catholic shelter

By Anne Mimault
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Eurovision faves, Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, follow the war drums instead

Meanwhile, Russia has been banned from the 2022 contest after calls for its expulsion

By Reuters
2 min read

Gathering no moss: marking 60 years, Rolling Stones to go back on the road

The legendary band will embark on a 14-show tour across Europe to celebrate their 60th anniversary

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

Why a doughnut when you can have a collar or a suit when there are bras?

A survey of British consumers’ pandemic spending has revealed some interesting trends

By David Milliken
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sink the Bismarck, not the entire team

A team sport can never be a contest if those sent off are not replaced, so hit them where it hurts — in their wallets

By Mark Keohane
3 min read
Sport FREE

Like my golf, the more things change, the more they stay the same

Returning to the fairways after a five-year hiatus brought back memories of some interesting rounds in days gone by

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

Jobodwana to launch comeback in Grand Prix, targets sub-10 in 100m

With a packed season ahead, the SA sprinter has plenty of opportunity to find his form and make an impact

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read

Safa close to appointing Neil Tovey’s replacement as technical director

Two years after the former Bafana Bafana captain vacated the post, Safa still hasn’t filled the position

By SITHEMBISO DINDI
1 min read

Blast from the past: Awesome foursome swim to gold in Melbourne

Today in SA sports history: March 16

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE