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Thursday, March 24 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Fearing f*k*l is one thing, but to do f*k*l is almost criminal

Instead of standing by and watching schools struggle to survive with little or no resources, lend a helping hand

4 min read

Thousands of pupils left stranded as scholar transport system stalls

Over 200,000 kids left high and dry as access to subsidised school transport falls woefully short of the demand

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Mahlangu attack: cops and premier are not ruling out an inside job

Assailant was already inside elderly artist’s well-secured home when she locked it to take a nap

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Budget cuts for SANDF place SA’s ‘sovereignty under threat’

Portfolio committee hears of race to the bottom for the country’s military capacity

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
4 min read

Thou shall not force us to ban unvaxxed from our pews, churches tell Cyril

Bible ‘does not allow them to discriminate against the unjabbed’, so IFCC assemblies will disobey new Covid rules

2 min read

If your friend wears a mask, you will too — it’s human behaviour: study

People who believe others are obeying Covid rules are likely to follow suit, University of Pretoria research finds

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | The attack on Esther Mahlangu is a new low for SA

The appalling crime raises many questions about what we have become

3 min read

Is it just me, or is a certain leader trying to Fidel the books?

A corrupt politico with pals in ‘paradise’: does he stash cash there for a dash or stay put and prop up his homies?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Wellness, fitness, mindfulness, blah blah blah ... that was then

Now — thanks Covid-19 — I’m all over it and there’s no end to books on the subjects. I just need them rolled into one

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 24 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

It’s not the world order Putin wanted, but it’s something’s new alright

Europe is boosting its military capacity in response to Russia’s invasion, shifting the balance of power in the region

By Marc Champion
7 min read

New life in Ukraine brings a spark of hope in a time of despair

The desperation and anxiety that dominated a woman’s thoughts evaporate with the arrival of her baby girl

By Natalie Thomas
3 min read

Tears as Taliban breaks promise to let girls go back to high school

It orders girls’ high schools to remain closed until a plan has been drawn up in accordance to Islamic law

By Charlotte Greenfield
2 min read

Like father, like son? Hillsong founder says amen after sex pest claims

Brian Houston, who allegedly covered up sex abuse allegations against his father, now faces similar complaints

By Byron Kaye
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Frankly, you’ve got it wrong and tarnished Holocaust survivors’ dignity

The publisher of a discredited book on Anne Frank’s betrayal has recalled the work

By Anthony Deutsch
1 min read

Pollution: that’s what floats this man’s boat

A Brazilian has made a floating home out of waste in a bid to raise awareness of the environment

By Sergio Queiroz
1 min read

All at sea: not this artist, for whom it’s hair today, art tomorrow

Jesstoni Garcia, who spends much time cruising the oceans without art supplies, uses his hair to create portraits

By Adrian Portugal
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Kick SA’s three-Test series against Wales to the youngsters

In the run-up to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Jacques Nienaber would do well to focus on young URC players

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Rugby takes glass half full view of fans trickling back

Saru president says rugby is not out of the woods, but there is now a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

‘I am spent’: Barty drops a bombshell as she goes out on top

Women’s world No.1 cites fulfilment of her tennis goals and fatigue with life on the tour for her second retirement

By IAN RANSOM
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE