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Tuesday, March 22 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Putin’s chef, his (alleged) mercenaries and his grip on Africa

Mercenaries tasked with assassinating Ukraine’s Zelensky have left behind a trail of blood from Syria to Mali

By Adri Kotze
10 min read

What would Hani make of SA today? Spoiler alert: not much

As we celebrate the extraordinary efforts of apartheid struggle heroes, we need to ask: have we done them justice?

4 min read

The political choices available to SA can get us out of this rut

For a future different from how I grew up and how many still live, we need four interventions

By Songezo Zibi
7 min read

Mbeki save Cape’s ANC? Hell, or at least Antarctica, will freeze over first

There’s a lot about the world we don’t understand: the war in Ukraine, melting icebergs ... and Thabo Mbeki

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Human Rights Day: much to celebrate, much to bemoan

We should not take the struggles of generations before us for granted

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
6 min read
News FREE

Millions spent on rubbish removal, yet Sharpeville drowns in trash

Residents, who wait up till six months to get their rubbish removed, blame the ANC-run council

4 min read

EXPLAINER | Who the Zulu kingship candidates are and the arguments for each

There are three top candidates to be heir to the throne ... and then there’s a wildcard

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Proteas women have shown what unity can achieve. CSA take note

SA women’s flying start to the Cricket World Cup has cricket fans sitting up and taking notice

2 min read

TransUnion attack: prepare for a whole lot of naughty

What can you do to protect yourself from ransomware attacks?

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

How English law can help Africa’s digital transformation

It provides a global infrastructure for the contracts on which international business relies

By Helen Dodds
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 21 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

How market state innovations could ease Ukraine’s suffering

The West could leverage NGOs, global courts and corporate entities to fight Russia in ways nation states can’t

By Philip Bobbitt and Gregory Treverton
6 min read

No such thing as a ‘truly neutral position’ for India in Russia war

Dependence on Russian weapons puts it in a tight corner as it faces pressure to push Putin towards a ceasefire

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
4 min read

P&O shows how easy it is for UK firms to break the law and ruin lives

Shipping line’s firing of 800 workers illustrates the weakness of UK labour regulations and sets dangerous precedent

By Paul J. Davies
5 min read
World FREE

Duty of care: Obamacare proves that better healthcare means more wealth

The 12 states holding out against its expansion are laggards in job-market strength and income growth

By Matthew A. Winkler
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Audi doody to the station wagon of the future

The A6 E-Tron concept showcases a new platform and the direction for future Audi estate cars

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read

Expert teams needed to manage hoarding, which worsened during pandemic

A third of hoarders in the UK live in conditions which raise the risks of health and fire hazards, studies find

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

Bored because you Noët All? You could always ape a rock star

Universal Music has acquired an ape NFT to lead a virtual music group that will perform in the metaverse

By Dawn Chmielewski
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

We need to start landing the first blow, says Proteas quick

Kagiso Rabada admits Proteas’ poor starts in recent series are a cause for concern

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read

Broos and Bafana concerned about Tau’s fitness

With an eye on Afcon qualifiers starting in June, Percy Tau’s mounting injuries concern Bafana boss Hugo Broos

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read

Blast from the past: Rain heartbreak for SA in Sydney semifinal

Today in SA sports history: March 22

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE