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Monday, April 25 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

KZN leaders need to be reminded they are servants, not royalty

The provincial government should be put under administration, but of course that’s not going to happen

4 min read

On Russia, SA is its own worst enemy

Unlike its Brics partners, the ANC government has backed the Ukraine war aggressor while getting nothing in return

5 min read
Ideas FREE

Contactless or reckless? Tap and pause to think about your card’s security

I asked a number of banks whether Tap and Go card fraud is a problem and what the adoption rates were

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Ideas FREE

Cult killer Cecilia Steyn’s cop husband knew nothing? Not so fast

‘On the Devil’s Trail’ is written by Ben Booysen, a policeman who worked on Krugersdorp Killers’ case, and Nicki Gules

Nicki Gules
Assistant editor: Sunday Times
10 min read

Teacher shortage to worsen after home affairs cancels Zim exemption permits

Almost 200,000 Zimbabwean nationals will be affected and they don’t hold much hope of getting the relevant visa

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

Pretoria military base defenceless as it comes under siege from locals

It struggles with no water and electricity after adjacent settlements steal electrical cable and water pipes

2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Yes, KZN’s matrics need support, but so do all other pupils

If anything, the futures of foundation-phase children will be even more adversely affected by flood-caused disruptions

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Read my tips: this is how to get SA’s kids to read more

SA’s reading crisis will not be solved by increased access to books, but rather by enabling skilled educators

By Yanga Malotana
5 min read
Ideas FREE

I have a beef with this bully: climate change must be tackled head-on

As KZN residents recover from the floods, we should be jumping into action

By James Preston
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 25 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Ukraine’s farmers fight on the front line of global food crisis

The country is a key producer of sunflower oil, wheat, corn and even honey, and the effects are being felt everywhere

By Aine Quinn and Volodymyr Verbyany
7 min read

Does Wimbledon’s ban on Russian players really serve a purpose?

The organisers would like this to be viewed as a principled decision, but it risks looking more like a hollow display

By Therese Raphael
8 min read

Sudan army’s alliance with Islamists stokes fears of backslide to tyranny

Country faces existential crisis as army, while an obstacle to democracy, is key to stability and economic progress

By Khalid Abdelaziz and Nafisa Eltahir
4 min read

How a single fire has destroyed an entire country

With losses of $2bn, it’s a catastrophic blow to impoverished Somaliland, which is unrecognised by most of the world

By Mohammed Omer
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Six-wheeled Ram is the stuff of bakkie dreams

This imposing machine is built to be the ‘undisputed king of the road’

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
1 min read

Creature comforts: how cats, dogs and horses help humans heal

Pets enhance our lives immeasurably and now we can add mental health to the list of blessings

By Ann Hemingway
4 min read

Your digital footprints could help hackers infiltrate computer networks

All phishing attacks require info on targeted people, and this can be obtained from online internet activity

By Ravi Sen
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Mngqithi hurting after Downs’ exit, but won’t play the blame game

Coach Manqoba Mngqithi surveys the wreckage after stumbling again at the Champions League last 8 hurdle

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

Lingard calls Man United’s dressing room ‘a disaster’ after another defeat

Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal leaves them in sixth position, six points off the coveted top four

By Manasi Pathak and Nick Said
3 min read

Blast from the past: Proteas wither in the semifinals again

Today in SA sports history: April 25

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE