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Thursday, April 28 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

This is how good schools become dysfunctional

What does the viral video of that Krugersdorp high school tell us about the future of nonracial education in SA?

4 min read
News FREE

Long walk to freedom has got a good deal rougher of late, says Ramaphosa

President tells Freedom Day crowd that we must all work to build the SA that is promised in our constitution

3 min read
News FREE

WATCH | Heartbreak as search goes on for missing and dead in KZN

Communities and search and rescue units battle to cope with their emotions amid all the death and destruction

By Orrin Singh, Emile Bosch and Sandile Ndlovu
4 min read

The slothlike ANC barely steps forward, never mind aside

The step aside rule is admirable, but since when has the ANC been a stickler for rules?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Testing times: SA’s teacher shortage is set to go from bad to worse

Crisis sparked by number of teachers retiring worsened by many education graduates not having correct qualifications

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Meet the Joburg entrepreneur helping jobless youth ride to success

Her academy counts several big brands as clients, which send their employees there to learn scooter driving

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
5 min read
Sport FREE

Kaizer Chiefs need to figure out what they want and get a strategy

Should Amakhosi search for another high-profile coach, or stick with the young duo of Zwane and Sheppard?

Marc Strydom
Journalist
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Sins of the fathers: Freedom Day a hollow reminder of our leaders’ failings

Almost three decades on, our government has let down those who needed freedom the most

3 min read

How can we celebrate freedom when we’re in such deep trouble?

Damage is so serious that we need to focus on that rather than be wistful about a society that doesn’t exist

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
7 min read
Ideas FREE

Hugh Hefner’s butler blows the Playboy mansion wide open

Forty years after Stefan Tetenbaum wrote the book, it shows why Hef did anything in his power to bar its publication

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 28 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Scores of Ethiopian kids being killed or maimed by discarded explosives

Residents say the danger of landmines makes them fearful of fetching water and resuming farming

By Giulia Paravicini
5 min read

Taking aspirin is good for some, but it’s skating on thin ice for others

It’s an accessible blood thinner for those with heart issues, but it’s a risk for those with other health conditions

By Madison Muller
2 min read

Musk-tracking teen fears his time on Twitter is TikToking to a close

The hacker has come up with a contingency plan should the new boss take action against the account

By Paulina Cachero
2 min read

Harvard addresses ‘corrosive effects’ of its racist past with $100m pledge

Report details how varsity enslaved 70 black and indigenous people and chronicles staff’s abusive and racist practices

By Ella Ceron
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Debunked! Save your own skin and avoid these TikTok trends

From slugging to sunscreen contouring, an expert explains why these fads are a no-no

Nokubonga Thusi
Beauty editor
3 min read

Why an edit button for Twitter is not as simple as it seems

Adding one would fundamentally change how the social media platform works, and rob it of its unique appeal

By Lewis Mitchell
4 min read

From harmless gunk to a feast for bugs: what is toe jam?

There are four tips to follow to avoid problems with ‘cheese’ between your toes

By Caroline Robinson and Luke Donnan
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Kiwis may miss us, but they can Bok off. We’re better off without them

All Blacks coach Ian Foster says he misses SA sides in Super Rugby but SA teams have a far better deal with the URC

By Mark Keohane
3 min read
Sport FREE

Chiefs must find a coach they can trust and leave him to do his job

New United coach Erik ten Hag’s insistence on having control over incoming players makes perfect sense

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

Blast from the past: Great Dane denies Bafana in Copenhagen

Today in SA sports history: April 28

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE