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Thursday, April 21 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

‘A child? I don’t want to see ...’ The emotional toll of recoveries in KZN

Search and rescue teams have been working tirelessly around Durban in the wake of the destructive and deadly floods

Orrin Singh
Reporter
3 min read

Community armies vs armed gangs: it’s war in Eldorado Park

Local patrollers have apprehended nine suspected cable thieves after a spate of ongoing power outages

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read

Water cheek! Who are we to question the KZN premier’s priorities?

Just when we thought our leaders couldn’t be more entitled, Zikalala proved us wrong. Even worse, many supported him

Tom Eaton
Columnist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

48 hours or else, warns Lux-led crowd as Cele calls for order in Soweto

Expert cautions that Operation Dudula resembles Pagad, a vigilante group that became a law unto itself

5 min read
News FREE

Defence minister demands action over R30m wasted on Cuban drug

Three top officials in hot water for lobbying for further payment of R182m to Cuba for medication SA military never used

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

Resistance to gas in SA steers Karpowership towards global expansion

It already operates in countries such as Cuba and Ghana and is poised to get going in Ivory Coast, Brazil and beyond

By Antony Sguazzin
2 min read

Tough cell: tasty ‘lab burgers’ on the menu for Cape Town?

Entrepreneur says cultivated meat will help the planet. And it tastes good too

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Indulging fraudsters begets more fraud

That civil servants caught defrauding the state of social grants are still employed says a lot about our leadership

3 min read

The Rhoda less travelled: Kadalie never came to the party

Rhoda Kadalie was a principled activist from a lost generation, who thumbed her nose at the establishment

4 min read
Ideas FREE

Rhoda Kadalie was fierce and had a mind of her own, like it or not

She got a reputation at the Human Rights Commission as an argumentative woman with a strong work ethic

By N Barney Pityana
4 min read

Amazon of the jungle: never ever mess with this mama

Lionesses aren’t quite as hardcore as female warriors of Greek myth, but they are supreme hunters

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

From Paris with obsession: this city is one for the books

This year there has been a noteworthy number of novels with Paris in the title and as the setting

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 21 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
World FREE

Jesus bids us shine: nun so sick of blackouts, she builds own power plant

Sister Alphonsine Ciza’s hydropower facility brings light to a convent, church, clinic and schools in DRC

By Djaffar Al Katanty
1 min read
World FREE

Doubts about the war are creeping into the Kremlin as losses mount

Support for Putin remains deep across Russia’s elite and the public while his circle of hardline advisers narrows

By Bloomberg News
6 min read

It looks like the lunatics have taken over the asylum problem in the UK

Britain’s new policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda is probably illegal and certainly wrong

By Therese Raphael
6 min read

Lights, camera, action: Kim Jong-un gets a Hollywood makeover

From drones to cameras rigged on rockets, North Korea is upgrading TV techniques to boost its image

By Jon Herskovitz, Stella Ko and Jeong-Ho Lee
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Just shocking’: big decline forces Netflix to rethink passwords and ads

The streaming service’s troubles are a warning sign for its peers and competitors

By Lucas Shaw
5 min read

Salt in moderation, but now on to black pepper: healthy or not?

Some cultures as well as modern science suggest this beloved seasoning does indeed carry benefits

By The Conversation via Reuters
3 min read

Sticks that give sodium the chop but keeps food tasting salty

Japan researchers develop electric chopsticks to enhance salty taste while helping reduce sodium intake

By Rikako Murayama and Akiko Okamoto
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

‘Losing the right games’ is all very well but Petro are no pushovers

Rulani Mokwena’s confidence is admirable but his words may come back to haunt him if his team are complacent

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Can sharpshooting Shalulile fire Sundowns to another title?

Hlompho Kekana believes the Namibian striker has the work-rate and credentials to spearhead Downs to success

By Sithembiso Dindi
4 min read

Blast from the past: Tete offensive too strong for Narvaez

Today in SA sports history: April 21

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE