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Thursday, March 31 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Where there’s a Will there’s another way: that slap was just plain wrong

Will Smith’s behaviour was selfish, misguided and a dismal example of how far society still has to go

4 min read

The France scoreline shows Broos is on a mission impossible

SA football has been in the doldrums for the last 20 years, with the same Safa and PSL suits conducting the show

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

OBITUARY | Clive Keegan: a giant who would not be slayed

The once-banned Nusas member, politician and master raconteur has died at the age of 72 in Cape Town

By Chris Barron
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

How can KZN police do their jobs properly without adequate support?

Parliamentary delegation hears how infrastructure and corruption hamper cops’ ability to do their work

By Mfundo Mkhize
4 min read
News FREE

Auctions speak louder than words: Joburg’s Summer Place goes for R129m

The landmark property, formerly owned by twin brothers Abe and Solly Krok, went for well below its reserve price

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read

Love hormone transforms ferocious SA lions into pussycats

Scientists hope the use of oxytocin will boost conservation by helping unfamiliar lions to bond and breed

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

To end segregation, how about sending your kid to a township school?

There are many good schools in townships and rural areas, and mixing it up would go a long way to advance integration

3 min read

Ignoring criminal charges is just part of the ANC process

It doesn’t see being found guilty of fraud and perjury as reason to resign, but more as something quirky on a CV

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

It’s book fair season, so allow me to hammer out the chemistry

A feast of books is released each April, so let’s not mess about. Here’s what’s on offer

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Don’t dare imagine that the pandemic is over. It’s only just begun

WHO’s special envoys believe governments’ relaxation of measures against Covid-19 is dangerously premature

By Maha El Rabbat, David Nabarro, Mirta Roses, Palitha Abeykoon and Samba Sow
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — March 31 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

‘The hardest thing is to bury young men’: Lviv’s grave labour of love

As more and more Ukrainians die, staff at the Lychakiv cemetery are trading their tools for spades

By Mari Saito
5 min read

If Putin uses chemical weapons, they’ll be more toxic for him than Ukraine

Although most experts agree it’s unlikely he’ll go so far, if he does the consequence for Russia will be dire

By Marc Champion
4 min read

Madagascans are dune it for themselves to fight climate change

Helped by the UN, locals in the south have stabilised hectares of dunes with plants that are now providing income

By Christophe Van Der Perre and Alkis Konstantidinis
2 min read

LGBTQ+: the fourth-largest economy, yet its rights are being stonewalled

UK set to hold its first global LGBTQ+ conference as the community’s gains are being reversed in many countries

By Hugo Greenhalgh
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Want even more of Amanpour? CNN joins the streaming revolution

The subscription service makes its debut in the US on Android and Apple devices, and it costs $5.99 a month

By Dawn Chmielewski
1 min read

Whitney and I : New York’s biennial is back, and it’s up close and personal

This year’s New York art show, in the making for three years, spans generations, media and borders

By Roselle Chen
1 min read

Pluto’s ice volcanoes give scientists something to get their teeth into

Towering ice volcanoes, which extrude toothpaste-like ice, are providing new insight into the ‘dynamic’ planet

By Will Dunham
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Stormers’ prospects take flight, but there’s much drag

The Cape side has to remedy tactical kicking and discipline in the run-up to Saturday’s match against the Ospreys

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
1 min read

Sharks eighthman Notshe working hard to regain X-factor and Bok place

After recovery from injury, he returns as his team fights for a place in the United Rugby Championship quarterfinals

By SITHEMBISO DINDI
2 min read

Blast from the past: Last call for Cronje as SA lose to Pakistan

Today in SA sports history: March 31

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE