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Wednesday, April 6 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

A dribble, a drub, an own goal and ... ah, finally, some hope

Last week held the usual fury for SA thanks to Bafana Bafana and ANC, but a positive development gave a welcome break

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

PODCAST | The true cost of ANC delinquency is worse than you think

Eusebius McKaiser and Ebrahim Fakir discuss what the ANC’s lack of ethics means for SA democracy

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
2 min read

Is SA going to hell or to heal? Well, it depends on how you look at it

Realistically, the evidence supports both optimism and pessimism, albeit with a tilt towards the latter

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

Come on, SA, be bullish and storm Cape Town Stadium on Saturday

That’s where the Stormers take on the Bulls, so for SA rugby’s health, get there and show the world you back our boys

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Rocketing pregnancies among 10- to 14-year-olds a ‘savage indictment’

It is projected there will have been a 63.3% rise in births in this age group in the five years that ended in March

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read

Class act: school ‘over the moon’ as official delivers on promise

Three mobile classrooms likely to be supplied next week to another school where pupils study under trees and in carport

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

We’re not trying to control your lives: health minister on Covid grey zone

Joe Phaahla says now the state of disaster has been repealed, SA needs health measures to keep us safe

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
News FREE

WATCH | Nasa astronaut speaks about record 355 days in space

Mark Vande Hei has smashed the previous record of 340 days

By TIMESLIVE VIDEO
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

If one official can do it, so can you, Angie

In North West one education official has delivered on a promise. Imagine what a functional department could do

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Coal comfort: OZ puts mines over climate change

Australia is paying the price for being slow to harness renewables, but then it is heavily invested in mining

By Professor Zubin
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 6 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Pictures don’t lie: spy images prove Russia carried out Bucha ‘massacre’

But Russia says they were staged and ‘will provide empirical evidence’ that its forces have not been killing civilians

By Gerry Doyle
3 min read

After years of debunking Putin’s lies, Ukraine’s infowarriors come prepared

Maidan revolution spurred on two dedicated fact-checkers to use new tech to fight Russia’s propaganda machine

By Elizabeth Piper
6 min read

Is Japan even real? There’s scarcely a tourist from there to confirm

South Korea is letting in vaxxed travellers and even Fortress New Zealand is set to reopen. What’s holding back Japan?

By Gearoid Reidy
4 min read

Passive? Aggressive? What will it be for Twitter from Musk ‘thunder cloud’

The Tesla CEO filed a passive profile for his 9.2% Twitter stake, but will it be enough for the ‘attention-seeker’?

By Dana Hull
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

It’s better for everyone, so will you go back to the office full time?

Career-building and company culture rely on co-workers being together as much as possible

By Allison Schrager
5 min read

Transgender in the UK? Then it’s not safe to be you

LGBTQ groups pull out of conference after government refuses to ban transgender conversion therapy

By Emily Ashton
1 min read

Fits everybody, Angels included: Kim unveils Victoria’s Secret weapon

Alessandra Ambrosio, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Candice Swanepoel are part of the ad campaign for Skims

By Ella Ceron
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

SA’s decade-long golfing drought has been all sand and no grass

This is the longest gap without a win on the major circuit since the 16-year stretch between 1978 and 1994

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read
Sport FREE

‘It was so intriguing’: Sundowns turn to Danish ice Berg for expertise

Brazilians’ new sporting director explains why, despite so much going right for Denmark, he chose to come to SA

Marc Strydom
Journalist
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE