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Wednesday, March 23 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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OK, state of disaster stays for now, but at least we can bask with no mask

There’s good news for sport and entertainment sectors as SA enters a new phase in management of the pandemic

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read

By thumbing our nose at the West, things can only go south

In aligning itself with Russia in the Ukraine conflict, the ANC is being foolishly selective and short-sighted

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

Box clever, SA, because the Ukraine war provides opportunities

The country must put ideology aside and diversify its policies on energy, agriculture and arms

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Day 14 and still no water for KZN south coast communities

Allegations resurface of sabotage and tender collusion among private companies to supply water to residents

Orrin Singh
Reporter
4 min read

SA teachers don’t make good pupils, SACE finds

Many sign up for development programmes but few report completion of activities

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Sorry, you can study medicine in SA but you can’t do your internship here

The health department says it has to prioritise SA doctors over foreign nationals for the mandatory two-year internship

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

SA abstains again as key talks on staving off extinctions get under way

SA has inexplicably sat out the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, launched to improve biodiversity

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Minister Mchunu’s hollow promises don’t hold water

Access to clean water is a basic human right, so why do millions of South Africans still not have it?

3 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | Just how just is this energy transition?

Peter Bruce chats to Roland Ngam about potential obstacles to renewable energy

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read
Ideas FREE

Get basics right first: Joburg mayor on coalitions and corruption

In a Q&A, Mpho Phalatse talks about her plans to fight graft and run an effective multiparty government

By Joleen Steyn Kotze
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 23 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

The brutal siege of Mariupol: sign of plan B for ‘exhausted’ Russia?

Putin seems to be refocusing his military campaign and shifting to more limited immediate goals

By Marc Champion
6 min read

Not-so-safe houses: Uganda state goons ‘act with impunity’

Human rights group reports state-sponsored arbitrary arrests, illegal detention and abuse of detainees in ‘safe houses’

By Fred Ojambo
2 min read
World FREE

Fifth wave: how we’ve learnt to live with Omicron

Not all countries are impacted equally by the BA.2 subvariant. That tells us a lot about what works and what doesn’t

By Therese Raphael and Sam Fazeli
5 min read

No state clears WHO bar for air quality, and climate change makes it harder

Scientists link exposure to particulate matter with heart and lung disease and 7-million premature deaths each year

By Todd Woody
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Fancy some pillow talk with ‘sex symbol’ Zelensky? Yearn no more

Czech designer turns a joke into serious business to raise money for Ukrainians suffering from the war

By Robert Muller
1 min read

Russian artist and Ukrainian in Bali shout unity from the rooftops

The two collaborate on a work of art that uses gigantic calligraphy to spell out ‘United World’ in six languages

By Sultan Anshori
1 min read

$200m will come in Andy if you want this Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe

It will go under the hammer in May and is expected to break the record for 20th-century art

By Christine Kiernan
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Lerena steps up a division, but does he have the taste for it?

Late boxing analyst Granville Gorton was adamant a fighter needs a decent punch, or in his words a ‘tasty’ one

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

State of women’s sports is fragile, says World Athletics president

Former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe says rules must be set for allowing trans athletes to compete

By Rory Carroll
2 min read

Blast from the past: Silver and gold for SA in Melbourne

Today in SA sports history: March 23

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE