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Wednesday, April 13 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

‘All I could see were waves and trees flying all over’: KZN’s flood horror

At least 45 killed as torrential rain leaves the province drowning in sorrow and destruction

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read

SA owes a lot to the national treasures in the National Treasury

Outgoing DG Mogajane is among the warriors who put their careers on the line to save us from politicians’ selfish greed

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
Sport FREE

Willemse has the inside track to regular Bok game time

Damian Willemse’s versatility has hindered him at international level, but he may have found a home at No.12

By Mark Keohane
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

BOOK REVIEW | Non-racialism is dead. Good riddance or a tragedy?

Ismail Lagardien argues that non-racialism is an ANC public relations stunt, but his view needs to be taken further

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
6 min read

Clear conscience: Ramaphosa ‘harbours no ill feeling’ towards Mkhwebane

The president refutes the public protector’s arguments that he was ‘acting in bad faith’ and ‘rushing’ her suspension

By FRANNY RABKIN
4 min read
News FREE

Treasury did play a role in state’s disposal of SAA shares: Gordhan

Public enterprises minister insists that due was process was followed

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

KZN needs all the help it can get

The floods have set the province back just as it was beginning to recover economically from the July riots

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Diving into the light

Helen Walne was scared of the ocean. Then she plunged in and discovered a magical world of kelp forests

By Jacqui L’Ange
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 13 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Covid layoffs leave airports in ‘perfect storm’ of long queues and delays

The hold-up is worsened because passengers have forgotten what they need to do when they fly, says Qantas CEO

By Angus Whitley
2 min read

She protested on live Russian TV. Now the Welt is her oyster

Plucky journalist, who was jailed and fined after her gesture and is still harassed, gets a job at German news group

By Bloomberg News
1 min read

Disneys give cash for LGBTQ rights – and it’s not Mickey Mouse money

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill has sparked widespread reaction, spurring Disney family to support awareness

By Ella Ceron
2 min read
World FREE

Shroom for improvement: magic mushrooms work better than anti-depressants

Psilocybin has been found to create connections between regions of the brain and ease depression

By Clara Hernanz Lizarraga
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Plane what? Plain mad? Skydivers to attempt world-first aviation feat

The US’s Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington hope to become the first pilots in history to pull off a ‘plane swap’

By Reuters
2 min read

Meta broadens its horizons with moneymaking tools in the metaverse

Soon users will be able to sell their accessories or offer paid access to specialised digital spaces they have built

By Reuters
1 min read

Hello, hello, hello, how high will you go to entertain yourself?

Kurt Cobain’s guitar in Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video is expected to fetch nearly R12m on auction

By Omar Younis
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Bumbling SSA drowns swimmers’ hopes

The recent SA Champs was a shambles. Swimming SA really needs to get its national championships right

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Immelman tames Tiger

Today in SA sports history: April 13

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE