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Tuesday, March 29 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

White ‘opportunity hoarding’ divides SA schools on racial lines: study

Whites and Indians have disproportionate access to best-resourced schools and the economic leverage they provide

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

ANCWL slams mother ship for its financial woes and inequality

League says since January 2018, when Cyril Ramaphosa was elected party president, it has not received backing

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
2 min read

Maybe they aren’t Putin us on. Maybe they actually believe what they say

In a world where lies become truth, can a pampered politician be blamed for sinking into a sea of self-delusion?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Heroic Proteas face their moment of truth at ICC Women’s World Cup

SA women face England in the second semifinal on Thursday in a bid to reach their first final

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

In demand: poaching of rare Karoo succulents soars during pandemic

Critically endangered conophytums have become highly sought after thanks to increased demand in East Asia

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read
News FREE

CEO of estate agents’ watchdog suspended for ‘irregularities’

Forensic investigator to probe claims of ‘significant’ financial losses at Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
2 min read
News FREE

Ad of naked woman is just fine, but not one of woman glugging wine

Advertising Regulatory Board rules on two sexually explicit ads

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read

Volunteers rid Joburg’s inner city of litter — and rats and crooks

CleanCity SA groups turn out every Saturday, come rain or shine or Christmas Day

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Government really must sort out this trucking mess

Lives have been lost and now companies have started to fold while the government drags its feet

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Here’s why Chris Rock and Will Smith deserve neither praise nor defence

Rock’s joke and Smith’s violent response are both examples of the toxic patriarchy that society can no longer tolerate

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
8 min read
Ideas FREE

We want our place in the sun revolution, say Northern Cape residents

People in the region are seeking greater gains, with experts saying without shared ownership there’s no shared growth

By Kim Harrisberg
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 29 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Forget past predictions, a nuclear attack is a clear and present danger

In the face of a faltering campaign, Putin might well justify using weapons of mass destruction against Ukraine

By Max Hastings
12 min read

Russian tankers are creeping in the dark to evade sanctions

Since ramping up of commercial restrictions, more and more ships have been switching off their location transmitters

By K. Oanh Ha
4 min read

Bitter pill: Kyiv drugmaker soldiers on amid the falling bombs

Darnitsa operates around the clock to supply country with medicines and has now signed a deal for Pfizer Covid pill

By James Paton
5 min read

Market space: Soyuz’s loss is SpaceX’s gain as world spurns Russian rocket

Space flight customers turn to other options than the launch vehicle that has made over 2,000 flights

By Justin Bachman
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Drive My Car’ Oscar win elates Japan, stokes hopes for Murakami

The film, an adaptation of a Haruki Murakami story, won Best International Feature at the Academy Awards

By Irene Wang and Elaine Lies
1 min read

Nothing cryptic: NFTs the answer to saving the Amazon, says Brazilian firm

The business is selling them to fund conservation, saying preserving areas outweighs the impact of transactions

By Anthony Boadle
2 min read

Lebanese breast cancer survivors choose tattoos over taboos

Healing is paramount for the women who turn to this tattoo artist to cover up their surgical scars with ink

By Maya Saad
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Australia to say farewell to lovable rogue Warne

50,000 are expected to attend a televised memorial service at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday

By Ian Ransom
4 min read

Mercedes’s situation is no fun at all, says Wolff

After dominating F1 for the past eight years, it has a fight on its hands to keep up with the leading pack

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read

Blast from the past: Zungu salvages draw against Super Eagles

Today in SA sports history: March 29

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE