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Thursday, April 14 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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‘Cops never came, Cyril doesn’t care’: desperate Durbanites vent their fury

As Ramaphosa visits, Inanda residents close off M25, burning tyres and debris after three families were washed away

By Mfundo Mkhize and Orrin Singh
4 min read

Mozambique insurgents are using child soldiers: SANDF chief

Gen Rudzani Maphwanya reveals that tech seized in raids contains footage of kidnapped kids being used as fighters

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
5 min read

Get your heads out the sand, VCs, and tackle campus violence

There are many reasons for this behaviour and vice-chancellors need to put fear aside and act or it will persist

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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Former St John’s teacher charged with sexually assaulting pupils

The school became aware of the allegations after an alleged victim told his parents about the ‘assault’

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

Fight against NCDs will cost a small fortune but will be worth it: experts

Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, but this need not be the case

3 min read

Seventy-five years ago two men decided to sober up. This is what came of it

As Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates 75 years in SA, this is the tale of Solomon S and Arthur S, who started it here

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Parliament cleared Mkhize but this is just the beginning

The former health minister won the ethics matter because MPs chose to focus on just one subsection of the code of ethics

2 min read

To survive climate change, Durban needs a leadership change

Functional cities can adapt to climate change, but at the weekend the region chose slow extinction over evolution

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Just say where I am and when, or it’s reader’s block for me

When reading, I want to know where books are set and when. I don’t want to guess, even though it's usually Canada

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 14 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Battle for Donbas will define course of war in Ukraine, say analysts

They expect significant losses in both camps in a Russian assault that could start this week and last for months

By Reuters
4 min read

Russia was committing atrocities in Ukraine even before the war

Human rights declined in 2021, with Russia joining Saudi Arabia, Mexico, China and Afghanistan as the worst offenders

By David Wainer
3 min read
World FREE

Thanks to Putin, Boris pulls off his escape-artist act yet again

Police find the UK PM and Rishi Sunak broke pandemic rules with lockdown gathering but focus has shifted to war

By Joe Mayes
5 min read
World FREE

Crusaders’ altar discovered at site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial

Experts believe the medieval slab found at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre dates back to the 1100s

By Rinat Harash
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

To make wardrobes sustainable, we must cut clothing purchases by 75%

Want to save the planet? Buy fewer or second-hand items, revive lost mending skills and focus on quality not quantity

By Samantha Sharpe, Monique Retamal and Taylor Brydges
4 min read

Natasha Lyonne’s ‘Russian dolls’ back to explore their pasts

The hit series returns to Netflix next week with more existential questions and further exploration of relationships

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
2 min read

Universal Music all shook up about managing Elvis’s song catalogue

As music companies look to boost royalties, it has added Presley’s songs to its stable

By Tiyashi Datta and Dawn Chmielewski
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

SuperSport United fired Tembo and left the real problem untouched

The club’s management expected the coach to deliver some miracles while giving him little to work with

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Proteas on the right path but the team is yet to be tested: Petersen

The former Test opener says the Proteas have performed well but the real test will be away to England and Australia

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
5 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE