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Thursday, April 7 2022



Unterhalter’s treatment shows SA is still stuck in apartheid mode

It’s time our interactions were based on each other’s bona fides, not racial nativism, but that takes leadership

4 min read

Deadly robbery pushes Diepsloot residents to breaking point

The protest over worsening crime and police inaction drew minister Bheki Cele to the area on Wednesday

By Penwell Dlamini and Isaac Mahlangu
3 min read

EDITORIAL | Setting out on a journey in SA? You must be off your trolley

The viral video of a trolley surfer speaks instantly and eloquently about where the country finds itself

3 min read

And the category is: best use of media to discredit itself

International award shortlists Independent Media for the bogus Tembisa 10 story ... with a straight face, what’s more

Tom Eaton
3 min read



Ideas FREE

Premium blender: the brewing of Black Coffee

From humble beginnings in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, the African king of music is taking over the world

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor
6 min read

Home affairs red tape throttles Venezuelan’s SA wedding dreams

She came to marry her SA sweetheart, but immigration refused to accept her passport, which is valid in her country

4 min read

Wastewater treatment report shows SA is even deeper in the kak

The document says 39% of municipal wastewater systems are in a critical state, compared with 29% in 2013

3 min read

LISTEN | Unterhalter out as JSC names candidates for two ConCourt posts

Commission’s private talks ran for more than three hours before two men and two women selected

By Erin Bates
9 min read



Ideas FREE

Trumpet the truth: girls rock in the elephant world

There’s nothing bikini about the animals. Everything is full-size, including their formidable mother skills

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Book sales tick-tock up thanks to the net’s ‘literary nerds’

Teens on BookTok are taking reads viral and have pushed site views up from 5.8-billion last year to 39.2-billion now

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read
Ideas FREE

As conflict, climate change and Covid rage, WHO launches peace initiative

The organisation’s ‘Peace for Health and Health for Peace’ project aims to foster new dialogue around the two

By Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
5 min read



World FREE

Eye on the world — April 7 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Water, water everywhere in Africa ... but it’s too costly to reach

Drilling for groundwater costs hundreds of thousands or rand, leaving these villagers with a dwindling, unsafe supply

By Edward McAllister
3 min read

War rains on resorts’ parade as Russians desert their favourite spots

From Thailand to the Maldives to Cuba, Covid-19 and the Ukraine war serve tourist destinations a double whammy

By Anurag Kotoky, K Oanh Ha and Nguyen Xuan Quynh
6 min read

The Twitter hits the fan as Musk reveals he’ll be an active investor

Tesla CEO takes a seat on the social media platform’s board and is already brimming with ideas for changes

By Jillian Ward
4 min read

Sheeran madness: Ed slams copyright cowboys after ‘Shape of You’ victory

Singer-songwriter wins case after being accused of passing other artists’ work off as his own

By Michael Holden
1 min read



You heard that? New Batman story is coming to Spotify podcasts

The series is coming in May and will be in nine different languages

By Lisa Richwine
1 min read

Machine see, machine do: Japanese robot can peel bananas cleanly

Researcher believes the training method can teach robots to do different simple ‘human’ tasks

By Rikako Maruyama and Akiko Okamoto
1 min read

What a win: Darwin notebooks returned to library 20 years after vanishing

They were reported missing in 2000, only to be found in a gift bag, with a note, at Cambridge University this week

By William Schomberg
1 min read



Sport FREE

It’s time Chiefs red-carded Baxter and replaced him with Zwane

All the coach is doing is relegating the team to run-of-the-mill and stifling the careers of young players

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
7 min read
Sport FREE

PSL will have to market aggressively to get supporters back to stadiums

SA football fans may need persuading to return to the stands after two years of being unable to watch games live

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Brakpan racer breaks the formula

Today in SA sports history: April 7

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read