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Tuesday, April 19 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

ANC will make hay while the sun shines, for it knows darkness is near

The R1bn for KZN disaster relief will be looted by politicians who know their time in power is limited

4 min read

Climate change is killing us because our politicians don’t care

We need serious political leaders who place national wellbeing at the centre of their politics

By Songezo Zibi
6 min read

Here’s Cyril’s chance to guard relief funds and change our jaded minds

I am willing to accept that Ramaphosa is constrained rather than weak, but at some point he will have to be strong

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Beware: some flood-hit write-offs will end up in used-car dealerships

Many a car caught in a flood has gone on to be sold as an ‘ordinary’ used vehicle, its past undisclosed to the buyer

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Rhoda Kadalie fought for women’s rights and against state incompetence

An outspoken advocate for gender equality and human rights, she was disillusioned by the ANC’s lack of progress

By Chris Barron
8 min read
News FREE

‘Everything was burnt here’: Langa rebuilds after hundreds lose homes

Catastrophic blaze occurred late on Saturday and followed another fire a few hours earlier that killed one man

By Tanya Farber and Esa Alexander
3 min read

‘I will not rest until the count is done. Only then will I sleep’

Statistician-general says census has reached over 80% of SA households but Western Cape is lagging behind

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
3 min read

Breakfast of champions: get your dog up to speed on a vegan diet

Vegan diet found to be less hazardous and healthier than meat-based diet for man’s best friend

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

SA’s rescuers need all the help we can give

Amid one of the worst disasters in SA’s history, search and rescue teams must be get all the assistance they need

2 min read

BOOK REVIEW | Waking up sleeping apartheid dogs

Zikhona Valela’s ‘Now You Know How Mapetla Died’ gives a unique perspective on the struggle and those involved

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
7 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 19 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Propaganda gets zero from Russian teacher, authorities give him hell

Schools around the country have received lesson guides on how to teach teenagers about the conflict

By Reuters
9 min read

Don’t be fooled by the clowning. Musk is the world’s best manager

The Tesla CEO’s track record proves he’s a pre-eminent builder of businesses and maximiser of shareholder value

By Matthew A. Winkler
4 min read
World FREE

Shanghaied: strict lockdown has tittle-tattling neighbours on tenterhooks

Covid-shaming pits neighbour against neighbour in locked-down Shanghai

By David Stanway, Josh Horwitz, Andrew Galbraith, Engen Tham and the Shanghai newsroom
2 min read

Here’s how the beverage industry can cure its climate hangover

One firm demonstrates the transition to circular packaging technology to address the impact of overpackaging

By Joanna Ossinger
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Death drive: the gloomy prospect of that final ride

When Kyalami held an expo on all things hearse, I overcame my misgivings and paid it a visit

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read

Five spiritual tourism destinations and how to experience them

As the world returns to international travel, we expect sacred places to grow popular with tourists looking to go inward

By Jaeyeon Choe and Alan A Lew
4 min read

Ugandan filmmaker breathes new life into the African story with Disney

As content from the continent gains popularity globally, Raymond Malinga wants to tell a different narrative

By Elias Biryabarema
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sundowns coach unfazed by quarterfinal first leg loss

‘We lost the right match’: bullish Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena quotes Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

Truter backs his boys to finish second

Despite sitting in seventh spot, AmaZulu coach has high hopes his team can still finish second in the Premiership

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
2 min read

Blast from the past: Perfect 10 for Ntini as Proteas crush Kiwis

Today in SA sports history: April 19

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE