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Friday, March 25 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Dead man talking: dodgy witnesses could sink the case against Krejcir

TimesLIVE probe reveals how a slain truck driver, ID thief and flamboyant businessman put state’s case in jeopardy

By Graeme Hosken, Tankiso Makhetha and Aron Hyman
12 min read

Cuba helped us in our hour of need, when others conveniently looked away

AfriForum read SA’s mood when it took on the country’s plan to assist Cuba, but it’s no moral victory. It’s a cheap shot

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
6 min read

Sleepless in Soweto: Dudula young guns blaze trail who knows where

Foreigners are in the firing line in townships. Some call it xenophobia, but Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini says it’s self-defence

6 min read
Sport FREE

She’s as fast as ever, but coaching is Semenya’s new passion

While she says her focus is on mentoring, an impressive sub-nine 3,000m shows she still has what it takes

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Hackers prove they’ve got South Africans’ details

They say they’ve accessed personal records of 54-million South Africans because TransUnion ‘left the door open’

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

We don’t need no mobile classrooms, we need bricks in the walls

The Council of Education Ministers has ordered provincial department heads to stop procuring the structures

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

No-confidence motion against Ramaphosa thrown into limbo

An ATM court motion to hold a secret ballot has thrown a spanner into the works

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
2 min read
News FREE

HPCSA CEO loses court bid to overturn his suspension

David Motau was suspended after allegations of fraud and corruption were levelled against him in August last year

1 min read
News FREE

Curiosity didn’t kill this cat. He survived 100km in a car engine

A lawyer travelling from Bloemfontein to Winburg was alerted by a car guard that there was a cat under his bonnet

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Zondo can use his celebrity to build bridges

New chief justice has the opportunity to open the channels of communication between the judiciary and the public

2 min read

Cyril’s not the man in the driver’s seat

Ramaphosa speaks of policy clarity and huge investment projects while the taxi industry runs a parallel state

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — March 25 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Zoom and doom: Zelensky’s ‘global tour’ is Ukraine’s most powerful weapon

As a performer, the Ukrainian president is no stranger to reading audiences and is using the skill to woo nations

By Marc Champion
5 min read

It’s not 2014: failure to read the room in Mariupol explains Putin’s fumble

It’s no accident that the war has zeroed in on the city, nor that it has held out for so long

By Leonid Bershidsky
8 min read

Father of Russia’s oligarchs does a runner and he won’t be the last to go

Anatoly Chubais is Russia’s highest-level defector so far. While no longer close to Putin, his departure still matters

By Clara Ferreira Marques
3 min read
World FREE

The evil mastermind of global hacking is ... a teen living with his mom

The 16-year-old from Oxford leads the group that has held giant companies such as Microsoft and Samsung to ransom

By William Turton and Jordan Robertson
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Bridgerton’ is back and it’s as sexy as ever

The series returns to Netflix on Friday, promising more balls, courtships and gossip

By Hanna Rantala
1 min read

Thank you for the music, Abba, what would we be without it?

After reforming last year and releasing their first new album in 40 years, the group has won Sweden’s export prize

By Simon Johnson
1 min read

Nutrients be damned, we’re all over oodles of noodles

Its products may not rate as healthy, but an instant noodle store in Bangkok has become a hit with Thai youngsters

By Juarawee Kittisilpa
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Eish, Ash, but Barty’s by no means the first to quit while ahead

Like Justine Henin and Björn Borg, the player has left at the top of her game, which at her age takes courage

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Nothing to Luus: SA women through to World Cup semis

Captain Sune Luus calls for improved batting performance after West Indies match is washed out

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE