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Tuesday, April 12 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The right stuff? The ANC has killed SA’s appetite for democracy

Many of us have reached a point where some nasty forms of government look better than misrule by arrogant criminals

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Let’s hope SA can at last make sense of Senzo’s senseless murder

It’s taken eight years to bring five accused to trial for murder of soccer star, who is the focus of a Netflix doccie

Marc Strydom
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

Despite torrential showers, there was no raining on Jacob Zuma’s parade

He may not have been in court, but there was plenty of drama, including a scuffle involving Dudu Myeni

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

What’s the real reason for Eastern Cape education official’s suspension?

After uncovering several issues of maladministration and corruption, Naledi Mbude’s suspension raises questions

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Cut crime and economy will boom, says Western Cape police chief

Multiple killings, railway metal theft, gangs, drugs, extortion and kidnappings will keep the undaunted veteran busy

5 min read
News FREE

Diabetes and Covid’s toxic relationship is a two-way street, study finds

The diseases feed off each other in unexpected ways

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

With a rap sheet like Myeni’s, she should hide her head in shame

Dudu Myeni’s objection to having her photo taken at court is new low in a long list for the former SAA chair

2 min read

PODCAST | Hate thy neighbour? The anti-foreigner turn in SA politics

Eusebius McKaiser and guest Sisonke Msimang discuss how parties play a role by preying on legitimate discontent

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

SA legal profession threatens to become as corrupt as the state

Law firms need to come together to agree on an anti-corruption stance and shame those who are unethical

5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Brutal ‘theatrics’ expected from Russia’s new Ukraine commander

General Alexander Dvornikov has a resumé that includes brutality against civilians in other theatres, say experts

By Rosalind Mathieson and Alex Nicholson
2 min read

Dark days ahead: Russia could be lumped with a lot of coal

Asia unlikely to rescue Russian coal when planned European ban comes into effect

By Clyde Russell
4 min read

Meta staggers over a minefield of Russian propaganda

Its content enforcement mechanisms have enabled pro-Russian messaging during Ukraine invasion, moderators say

By Katie Paul and Munsif Vengattil
7 min read

Macron zeroes in on Le Pen’s Putin ties as she gains on him in poll

French president and his allies are dialling up the rhetoric to try to stop the populist from winning

By James Regan
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

No heart of glass: artist uplifts recyclables, youngsters and his country

With no glass collection process in Ghana, Michael Tetteh is turning glass waste into art and creating jobs

By Cooper Inveen and Francis Kokoroko
2 min read

Roaring success: ‘Life of Pi’, ‘Cabaret’ scoop up Olivier Awards

Britain’s most prestigious theatrical honours return after a two-year Covid-19 hiatus

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
2 min read

Palm Sunday resurrected at Jerusalem’s crucifixion church

After two years, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre welcomes Christians to celebrate the start of Holy Week

By Henriette Chacar
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

A change in the weather as written off Stormers thunder up URC standings

Coach John Dobson, whose team continues to confound critics, has high praise for Dayimani, Willemse and Libbok

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Elgar delighted with Test side’s rapid improvement

The Proteas have won five out of seven Test matches played over the summer

By Nick Said
2 min read

Blast from the past: Lucky 13 for Ntini as he blows Windies away

Today in SA sports history: April 12

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE