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Wednesday, April 20 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

101 days of winter outages possible ... and they could’ve been prevented

De Ruyter and experts outline the steps government must take to stop further misery for SA

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read

More chance of seeing the Easter bunny than relief funds reaching victims

Helping disaster-stricken KZN is not an ANC priority. It’s too entrenched in corruption and plundering resources

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

Covid disruptions leave a mark as grade 8s battle to adjust to high school

No-fee and former Model C schools agree that gaps in attendance had a negative impact on first-term results

Prega Govender
Journalist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Yes, flood damage at KZN schools must be fixed, but prioritise matrics

Call comes as basic education minister says she hopes teaching at affected schools can resume on Friday

By Mfundo Mkhize
3 min read
News FREE

Bantu Holomisa comes out in support of embattled Busisiwe Mkhwebane

UDM and ATM leaders file court affidavit supporting public protector’s position

By FRANNY RABKIN
2 min read

Natural treasures: Western Cape estuary management plans take shape

Minister identifies the need to balance the protection of these natural ecosystems with their economic potential

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

C’mon, Eskom, lighten the load for all of us

It's trotting out of old excuses and its casual mention of stage 6 do not inspire much confidence

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Kenya atheists: why true stats are hard to come by

Politicisation of religious statistics is one reason reliable figures are difficult to attain

By P Pratap Kumar
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 20 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Rape is a war crime that goes unpunished. Will Ukraine be different?

Sexual assault is finally being prosecuted as a war atrocity but justice has been scarce

By Ruth Pollard
6 min read

Ukrainians desperate for home after ‘rescue’ and deportation to Russia

Refugees paint a picture of some civilians in Mariupol having no choice but to flee from the besieged city to Russia

By Elizabeth Piper
6 min read

EU expects to foot the bill for Ukraine’s reconstruction

Brussels estimates that hundreds of billions of euros will be needed for the rebuilding of the war-torn nation

By Jorge Valero
3 min read

How a gaming junkie quietly became a billionaire

His payments firm could seek a valuation of $3bn if it were to go public, but that’s not going to happen any time soon

By Scott Carpenter
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Do you shop for second-hand clothes? You’re likely to be more stylish

Frugality and ecological consciousness are often assumed to inspire thrift shopping, but in fact style is the top reason

By Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer
4 min read

Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch: doccie strips bare ‘flagrant discrimination’

Netflix production tells story of how the trendy teen brand used exclusionary practices to drive soaring profits

By Martine Paris
2 min read

Gaza amputees embrace life with bionic limbs — for free

A new project, the first of its kind in Palestinian territories, has so far provided 21 people with ‘smart’ limbs

By Nidal Al Mughrabi
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Watching sport and a dentist visit have a lot in common

Whether it’s a dentist’s chair or your armchair during a nail-biting sports contest, both can be traumatic

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

Leinster may have bigger fish to fry but they’ve insulted the URC

Sending a ‘B’ side to SA may be taken as an affront by the Sharks and Stormers but it could work in SA ’s favour

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Spieth back in the top 10 after Heritage victory

Former world No.1 climbs to No.10 in the world rankings after dropping as low as 92nd

By Reuters
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE