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Friday, April 22 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Death’s message: Thabo Masebe became who we must become

In his short but impactful life, he was a gift to journalism, government communications, the ANC, SA and his family

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read

Ukraine: A false dawn for globalisation’s Age of Aquarius

West’s response to Putin’s war has been lauded but it can’t disguise the train smash that threatens the one-world ideal

5 min read

PODCAST | Encountering God through feminist liberation theologies

Eusebius  McKaiser in conversation with UWC gender and religion scholar Prof Sarojini Nadar

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read
Ideas FREE

I scream, you scream for icebergs to sink the fat down this rabbit hole

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

First came the KZN floods, now comes the deluge of insurance claims

Insurance firms, battling to meet clients’ needs, juggle ‘first in, first out’ with those who require help most urgently

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Hell or high water: Vaal Dam overflow floods businesses downriver

High water levels and the opening of the sluice gates have spelt disaster for some communities downstream

2 min read

CSA goes to bat to fill crucial top posts, not least Graeme Smith’s

Cricket SA boss Pholetsi Moseki says the process has been outsourced and is still in its infancy

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

SA knows it has hit rock bottom and it shows

It remains to be seen if politicians understand why the finance minister refused to let government handle relief funds

3 min read

If the Queen can be Barbie, anything can happen

Believe it or not, there is a Queen Elizabeth II Barbie doll. This new development opens up endless possibilities

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 22 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Mariupol’s last stand: how city has become the 21st century’s Thermopylae

Defenders of Azovstal have, in their refusal to surrender, taken their place alongside history’s most fabled soldiers

By Andreas Kluth
5 min read

Why frogmarch a 92-year-old to isolation at 2am? ask gatvol Shanghainese

Their nerves frayed by a prolonged and draconian lockdown, city’s residents focus their anger on elderly woman’s ordeal

By Bloomberg News
2 min read

Power to the people: village points to a future without Eskom-style giants

Village-level solar power energises Malawian community, and in the process provides a model for rural Africa

By Eldson Chagara
1 min read

Tactless Australian PM’s crass remark about disabled kids sparks outrage

Amid funding cuts to disability insurance programme, Scott Morrsison says he has been ‘blessed’ with able-bodied kids

By Ben Westcott
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

The art of wartime: Ukraine invades the Venice Biennale

The world’s most important art event this year is noticeably different from its predecessors

By James Tarmy
6 min read

Production firm slapped with safety fine after fatal Baldwin movie shooting

‘There wasn’t even the most basic threshold safety structure,’ says a lawyer of the set where the tragedy occurred

By Bruce Rolfsen
4 min read

National Geographic puts polar series featuring Will Smith on ice

The delay is the latest sign of repercussions for the actor in the aftermath of Oscar night last month

By Christopher Palmeri
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Gary Kirsten expected a serene day of school cricket. Boy, was he wrong

Former Proteas opener and coach is dismayed and disappointed by the level of sledging at schools level

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Manchester United hope new manager is the perfect Ten Hag

Former Ajax Amsterdam mentor Erik ten Hag is United’s fifth permanent manager since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013

By Simon Evans
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE