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Friday, March 18 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

SA’s social contract has been broken. That’s why things are falling apart

Operation Dudula is just another indicator that people have no faith in the government to fulfil its side of the bargain

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

In Sharpeville, very little has changed in 62 years and the pain lingers

On Monday, Human Rights Day, SA will commemorate those who died and were injured in the massacre

5 min read

Who knew EFF rabble-rousers would turn rouble-rousers overnight?

After visit to Russian embassy, they now talk about the ‘progressive’ nature of the ‘United Socialist Soviet Republics’

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

What are you wading for? Vamoose! The violent imposter is here

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Zulu royals fight on, despite Cyril’s nod for king

President’s recognition has not stopped a bid to halt Misuzulu’s installation as Zulu king

3 min read
News FREE

NOBs are out: it’s Vavi vs Jim ahead of watershed Saftu NEC meeting

Battle lines have been drawn over a letter of intention to suspend the former Cosatu boss

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | Why I left the DA and what I’m doing next: Mbali Ntuli tells all

In an interview with Eusebius McKaiser, she reveals why she became disillusioned with party politics

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

Acing it: Cape Town centre gives teens a new lease on health

The Adolescent Centre of Excellence is a one-stop facility for 13- to 18-year-olds’ health requirements

3 min read
Sport FREE

Sport will go bankrupt this year if stadiums stay closed: SA Rugby

SA Rugby has lost R25m in revenue since the restrictions were put in place due to the Covid pandemic

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | State inaction has opened the door for Dudula

The SAHRC’s 2008 xenophobia report remains relevant, but government has left the social ills to fester

2 min read

Putin’s war: when lies are not just another version of the truth

In Russia there’s only one point of view and, as such, no truth in the middle. Just ask Marina Ovsyannikova

5 min read
Ideas FREE

How William’s initiative gives wildlife trafficking a right royal beating

United for Wildlife, which brings together 250 members and partners, is positively impacting conservation efforts

By David Fein
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Strategic move? Blackmail? US’s risky threat to China strikes a nerve

US national security adviser warns that China will ‘absolutely’ face consequences if it helps Russia evade sanctions

By Trevor Hunnicutt and David Brunnstrom
4 min read

The SpaceX factor: How Musk’s Starlink brings internet to Ukraine

There is concern, however, that billionaires and satellite companies are beginning to clutter space

By Bruce Einhorn, Ragini Saxena and Thomas Seal
5 min read

Stay nimble and respond quickly: that’s how South Korea is beating Covid

Cases are rocketing in the country, but deaths are few thanks to consistent mass testing and an 88% vax rate

By Sangmi Cha
4 min read
World FREE

Not so Priti: Patel has no time for UK’s pro-Ukrainian warm fuzzies

Hardline stance taken by home secretary, a child of refugees, finds her out of step with her party and with the country

By Adrian Wooldridge
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Who better to tell us about Jenny Cooper than the woman who gives her life?

Universal crime drama ‘The Coroner’ is in its fourth season. We spoke to its Canadian star Serinda Swan

Tymon Smith
Features writer, film and series reviewer
4 min read

Noah you don’t: Instagram hoofs West south for a daily show of his own

Kanye West has been suspended from the platform for 24 hours after he took a stab at SA’s Trevor Noah

By Akriti Sharma and Jahnavi Nidumolu
1 min read

Bolly good show as film gives a rare nod to inclusivity

‘Jalsa’, which premieres on Friday, stars a child with cerebral palsy playing a character with the disability

By Sunil Kataria
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Vokozela’s debut confirms Connect Academy is on the right track

The unique academy has been giving young players a ‘a shot at life’ for the past eight years

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

SA has talent: athletics meet shows there are stars waiting in the wings

On the back of a disappointing Tokyo Olympics, SA has a group of young, gifted track and field stars ready to fly

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE