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Friday, April 8 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The mystery of the ‘living’ dead pastor and the ‘dead’ living pastor’s wife

Two hijacked church buses are at the centre of case against man alleged to have stolen late church leader’s identity

Tankiso Makhetha
Investigative reporter
5 min read

ANC leadership candidates are on trial, but the party is already guilty

If the ANC delegates cared more for the party, the likes of Gumede would not even be in the running

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

Keep your shirt on: SA’s hopes are hanging on by fraying threads

Amid decay and malaise, ordinary people are reaching new heights to keep our chances of success alive

6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

‘I don’t feel safe at all’: brother’s anguish over Diepsloot mob killing

Godknows Nyathi described his murdered sibling as a peaceful family man who loved gardening

2 min read
News FREE

SA’s Ukraine envoy recalls heartrending moments but eager to return to work

Andre Groenewald has recounted his experiences of the war, including that of a student who had never left SA

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Zuma in yet another bid to get out of pre-birthday trial

His lawyers claim judge ignored special circumstances when ordering the trial to go ahead

3 min read
News FREE

Sandile Zungu sings out for ‘sister’ Zandile Gumede ahead of ANC conference

But the AmaZulu FC boss says he has not taken sides in the battle for KZN, the party’s biggest region

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Diepsloot: policing, governance and social crises are all to blame

Citizens blame the police, but they are shackled thanks to those who have robbed SA through corruption and ineptitude

2 min read

Viva, Motlanthe, viva! Finally an ANC member champions humanity

Unlike his gutless colleagues, the man has slammed Putin, so he’ll probably be relegated to the Luthuli House urinal

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Remind me why we’re back here — or never mind, it’s just a revolution

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 8 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Mariupol moms trek past mines and corpses to start new life

They risked their lives and came out of hiding in wrecked city, and made an eight-day journey to the Czech Republic

By Michael Kahn
2 min read

Risk of fatal clots much higher for four months after even mild Covid

There were 1,761 events in a million Covid-positive people compared with just 171 in 4-million who were negative

By Michelle Fay Cortez
2 min read

African city escapes a plastic nightmare, one paving stone at a time

In a DRC town with no dump for its residents, an entrepreneur is creating jobs by turning plastic waste into pavers

By Crispin Kyalangalilwa
2 min read

Uber’s one-stop travel shop takes flight in the UK

To become a travel super app, the company has launched a pilot project to offer plane, train and bus services

By Jackie Davalos
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Sweet deal as art meets fashion to boost a brand and spotlight creatives

Lyndi Sales and nine other creatives are the canvas for the workwear brand Sweet Orr’s latest collaboration

Thango Ntwasa
Journalist
1 min read

Adele, Ed Sheeran and Dave battle it out for Ivor songwriting awards

Artists competing for best album are Cleo Sol, SAULT, Laura Mvula, Little Simz and Sleaford Mods

By Reuters
2 min read

Rare cemetery of ancient flying reptiles surpasses scientists’ hopes

The well-preserved pterosaur bones in Chile can give insight into the creature’s habits, not just its anatomy

By Carolina Pulice
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

CSA gains at the crease, but a six with a title sponsor will take time

By continually shooting itself in the foot, the body has lost trust and sponsors are not as receptive as they once were

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

No question about Moreeng’s job as women’s cricket coach, says CSA

Though they suffered a crushing defeat at the World Cup last week, CSA says he is the right man for the job

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Come on, SA, help us wake the PSL from the Covid snooze fest it’s become

Players and coaches believe supporters can turn poor showings around if they get off the couch and get to stadiums

By Sithembiso Dindi
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE