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Tuesday, April 26 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

We mark another Freedom Day imprisoned by years of ANC neglect

Our education department needs educating and power utility needs power. No wonder our youth don’t want to vote

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
News FREE

Days without power: Joburg goes dark — like the mood of its residents

Joburgers recount their experiences of load-shedding and ‘unplanned outages’ that last for days

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
5 min read

Like a mushroom, kept the dark and fed BS: diary of a (powerless) Joburger

Greenside’s Marthinus Jansen van Vuuren chronicles his frustrating experiences with councillors and City Power

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Hat, booze, bullet hole and stick: Senzo crime scene cop lists evidence

Sgt Thabo Mosia took the stand in the Pretoria high court on Monday, day one of former Bafana goalkeeper’s murder trial

3 min read

Rape victim lives in fear after attacker opens case leading to her arrest

Activists outraged by what they allege to be a case of ‘litigation abuse’ as accused retaliates with charges of assault

4 min read
Ideas FREE

BOOK REVIEW | Here’s the thing: living is bloody hard, let’s be honest

This collection of essays could be sold as a humorous book, but its best moments are serious

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
9 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Child malnutrition needs our attention now

Children’s Resource Centre has invited us to join a movement to find long-term solutions, but government must also act

2 min read

Zim’s women rangers fight poachers and poverty

In a male-dominated world, the Akashinga unit in northern Zimbabwe aims to save wildlife and empower women

By Farai Shawn Matiashe
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 26 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Coal day in hell: Russia’s war is boosting world’s addiction to dirty fuel

Back in vogue: the first phase of the global energy crunch was driven by the natural gas shortage, now the coal crisis

By Will Wade and Stephen Stapczynski
9 min read

What Macron’s win means for France and the EU ... and for Ukraine

If the re-elected French president plays his cards right, Europe will be beefed up in its standoff with Russia

By Lionel Laurent
4 min read

WHO on alert as mysterious liver disease outbreak leads to child’s death

Cause of the affliction, which has led to 10% of cases needing transplants and has hit 12 nations, is still unknown

By Jason Gale
3 min read

A taste of what’s to come: poisoned AI is the next big cybersecurity risk

The cat-and-mouse game between hackers and cybersecurity experts has moved to the next level

By Tim Culpan
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

I worked Abercrombie’s storefront. This is what happened at the back

Netflix doccie is accurate: the closer to the front of the store, the more white and American the staff became

By Samuel Etienne
4 min read

Nicolas Cage is the most fascinating and exciting actor working today

His take on stardom is different: a chance to reinvent himself with each role, to try something new and surprise viewers

By Ben McCann
5 min read

‘Bad Boy of Speyside’ meets jazz meets nose-to-tail dining experience

Enjoy a whisky tasting from Craighellachie with two drams, an exclusive one and one that’ll soon hit local shelves

Sanet Oberholzer
Lifestyle writer
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Did sly Pitso cast a spell on Sundowns’ Champions League chances?

After losing to Downs twice in the group stages, Al Ahly’s Mosimane warned that those results could be ‘deceptive’

Marc Strydom
Journalist
4 min read

Smith grateful to have name cleared of ‘baseless’ racism allegations

The former Proteas captain was accused of racial prejudice against former black players and leadership figures

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
2 min read

Premier League stalwarts Everton show fight but face unthinkable drop

Gabriel Jesus reminds Manchester City of his goalscoring prowess with four against Watford

By Shrivathsa Sridhar, Nick Said and Peter Hall
3 min read

Blast from the past: Rudolph wallops 222 on Test debut

Today in SA sports history: April 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE