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Friday, April 1 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Covid-racked survey may have inflated jobless figures

It is likely there are a lot more people at work in SA than the labour force survey indicates

Hilary Joffe
Columnist
5 min read

Show me the Mani: the ANCYL are a Fikile bunch but this doesn’t add up

Arguing that Sibongile Mani’s only crime was foolishness, after she illicitly pocketed R818,000, is foolish itself

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SA’s future is in your hands, Masemola. Let’s hope you’re cop to it

A firm hand and honesty about what it will take to repair the police’s image after July 2021 are what’s needed

2 min read

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for Eskom, says David Mabuza

Government will fund the power utility for another year and thereafter it will have to ‘find a way to stabilise itself’

By Bekezela Phakathi
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Start your engines! Fuel levy cut for two months

Finance minister to sell part of SA’s strategic oil reserves to fill the resultant gap in government revenue

By Prinesha Naidoo
2 min read

Judge gives pastor a scripture lesson along with R350,000 defamation award

Apparent conspiracy between the pastor and complainant’s ex-wife ‘to attempt to settle some score’ emerges in court

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

Brandstorming: brandalism, unfluencers and the changing face of advertising

To sell more products and stay in business, companies need to look at their own bias in their advertising

5 min read

Don’t overlook patients’ mental pain when treating cancer, UCT study urges

It recommends a palliative care approach which prioritises holistic assessment and management of symptoms

2 min read

Great Scott and zinging Zelensky! What a kiff dude

He helped get us and the world through lockdown, and now he’s helping Ukraine. That’s The Kiffness for you

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Parliament votes for itself in histrionic session

A ‘parliamentary democracy’ is being proposed, but watching MPs this week hints at how that future might pan out

6 min read
Ideas FREE

Architect? Good luck with that house of cards

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — April 1 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Big Willie be damned, I’m focusing on my rocks, says Chris

At a Boston concert, Chris Rock dodged the Oscars incident, revealing instead that he’s having a vasectomy

By Reuters, Tim McLaughlin and Lisa Richwine
3 min read

Welcoming Russia’s foreign minister is exactly what India should be doing

Risks aside, the open line of communication between the countries could help end the war in Ukraine

By Ruth Pollard
4 min read

Boris is back! But that doesn’t mean Partygate PM is off the hook

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the debate in British politics,  postponing Boris Johnson’s reckoning

By Therese Raphael
4 min read

Omicron may be ‘mild’, but cases among children tell a different story

Hospitalisations and the need for intensive care treatment among minors are higher for the variant, say researchers

By Linda Lew
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The curious case of Julia Fox: four ways to wear the viral ‘Ye muse’ liner

We can’t stop thinking about ‘that’ eyeliner! Take a dive into the actress’s short but drastic beauty evolution

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
3 min read

Winter is coming, but after that it’s game on

‘House of the Dragon’, the prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’, is slated to debut in August

By Dawn Chmielewski
1 min read

Film industry says goodbye to ‘consummate pro and gutsy guy’

Bruce Willis to retire from acting due to cognitive disease

By Daniel Trotta and Rich McKay
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Will the Bulls’ cheap-ticket gamble leave them singing the blues?

With the Bulls charging R25 a ticket, Saturday’s URC match against Ulster looks set to be a sell-out

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Third time unlucky but SA women hold their heads high after World Cup exit

Despite a crushing semifinal defeat, Proteas captain Suné Luus believes her team had a ‘great World Cup’

By IAN RANSOM
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE