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Thursday, March 17 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ukraine: another example of some being more equal than others

Where was your outrage when refugees were Syrian, Afghani, Yemeni, Palestinian or African?

4 min read

If the ANC hadn’t oiled the rand’s slide, SA may have sucked up fuel hikes

Ultimately though, it may not be a bad thing and we’ll be able to get rid of the party come 2024

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

EDITORIAL | Advertising is everywhere, which is why it should be monitored

Adverts hold up a mirror to society. In SA our diverse cultures and how they are depicted must be considered

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

SA ads racist, says adman. Nonsense, says IRR

Founder of agency says when black people started to demand transformation they were silenced

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

‘No amount of condemnation can end the war’: Mabuza on Ukraine crisis

SA deputy president is adamant diplomacy remains the key tool to end the war and deliver peace and stability

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
3 min read

Paediatricians on alert: stand by for surge in pneumonia-related infections

Pneumonia and LRTIs are set to make a strong comeback after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, warns NICD

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Apartheid pension redress process to be finalised soon, MPs told

NGO has petitioned parliament to include certain categories of employees in payouts, which could reopen the process

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
3 min read

No Covid-19 tests on entry to SA for the fully vaxxed: yay or nay?

Government is seeking public comment on how to handle the pandemic once the national state of disaster ends

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

Everything is nothing if you got no education

Ring a bell, sort of? Dolly Parton, who has invested huge sums in education, has released a book, with an album

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read

BOOK REVIEW | Bitter brutality suffered by Children of Sugarcane

Eusebius McKaiser on Joanne Joseph’s debut novel, a subtle exploration of the horrors of indentured labour in Natal

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
7 min read

PODCAST | Improve your job chances: unpacking the mentoring toolkit

The do’s and don’ts of building a productive mentorship relationship

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 17 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Fool’s gold: why it’s anchors aweigh for Russia’s bullion

Crippling sanctions will make it difficult for the country to shore up the rouble using the commodity

By Eddie Spence
3 min read

Suffer the surrogate babies and those who look after them

Exhausted Ukrainian nurses taking care of children whose parents cannot fetch them are trapped in a living hell

By Gleb Garanich
3 min read

Veiled threat: religious tensions rise as Indian hijab ban upheld

The ban in Karnataka has sparked protests by Muslim pupils and parents, and counter-protests by Hindu pupils

By Sumit Khanna and Saurabh Sharma
2 min read

Business closed: corporate donors snub Trump allies in the GOP

Boycott grows far beyond the dozens of firms that announced a stop to donations after the attack on the US Capitol

By Jason Lange and Andy Sullivan
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Man, for the first time it’s all about men’s wear

Male fashion is where it’s at in the V&A’s first such exhibition, which traces it back to the 18th century

By Hanna Rantala
2 min read

Plastic to fantastic: Filipino designer weaves gowns out of rubbish

The dresses, made from recycled waste, are used for coming-of-age parties, weddings and beauty contests

By Adrian Portugal
1 min read

Notre-Dame restoration work unearths potentially ‘spectacular find’

An ancient sarcophagus, parts of which date back to the 13th century, has been found under the Paris cathedral

By Lucien Libert
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Long way back for Man United after reaching new nadir

Struggling United have lost their appeal and, in doing so, the ability to attract a top-class manager

By Peter Hall
3 min read

Start your engines: Verstappen and Hamilton resume rivalry as new era dawns

The new Formula One season kicks off in Sakhir with the Bahrain Grand Prix

By ALAN BALDWIN
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE