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Friday, April 29 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Real ANC success would be freedom from social grants

The welfare system assuages the pain of those who depend on it, but it never removes it

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read

The Lost Tycoon: Elon Musk rolls a big one for free speech

Is the new owner of Twitter really the right person to entrust with something as important as freedom of speech?

5 min read
News FREE

Conspiracy theories swirl as Meyiwa accuseds’ advocate is cuffed in court

‘Bheki Cele doesn’t want me in this case,’ says advocate Malesela Teffo as he is led away

4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

It’s been rigged! Famous sailing ship takes wind out of Cape Town sails

Well over a century old but as beautiful as ever, Europa has stopped off is on her way home from Antarctica

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
2 min read

Sasria will turn to state in ‘next July unrest’ as premiums soar

CEO says insurance firm’s balance sheet is not strong enough to cover another R37bn loss event any time soon

By Linda Ensor
3 min read
News FREE

Warm and fuzzy: puppy rescue tales amid all the death from KZN floods

It’s unclear how many animals were killed in the recent deluge but several dogs, cats and reptiles got a second chance

Orrin Singh
Reporter
2 min read
News FREE

Africa’s poor are the forgotten victims of Putin’s war, says IMF

Ukraine conflict has had far-reaching effects on global inflation and food shortages and may result in social unrest

By Andrea Shalal and Rachel Savage
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Joburg mayor’s real test is to get the right city manager

Placing on leave the man who has been acting in that position is a start towards making ‘a city of golden opportunities’

2 min read

This is why Cape independence is a secession from reality

As the fantasists rant, the City of Cape Town tries to secure a much smaller but much more valuable sort of autonomy

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Few are called but many are so-called — or so they allegedly say

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — April 29 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

We’ll fight to the end for Ukraine and the free world, says Mariupol hero

Azov Regiment captain, under siege in city’s last redoubt, gives stirring account of defenders’ suffering and resolve

By Tom Balmforth and Margaryta Chornokondratenko
4 min read

Stalin or Hitler? Who will Putin copy when sanctions really start to bite?

He has to con Russians into enduring economic hardship for his sake. Of the two routes he can take, one is more likely

By Leonid Bershidsky
8 min read

Indonesia’s palm oil ban sends inflation from the frying pan into the fire

Your grocery bill is about to get even higher thanks to ill-judged move by world’s top supplier of the vital product

By Anuradha Raghu, Pratik Parija and Eko Listiyorini
3 min read

Greedy global deforestation is like a runaway train

In 2021 tropical forest loss was the equivalent of losing 10 football pitches a minute

By Michael Taylor, Fabio Teixeira and Kim Harrisberg
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Black Twitter is a ‘powerful force’, but Musk’s takeover brings uncertainty

Black people have been targets of abuse that they feel will run wild with the Tesla boss’s insistence on ‘free speech’

By Kelsey Butler and Dina Bass
7 min read

Forget about apples, a cold shower a day keeps the doctor away

Or does it? Experts look at this new trend and tell us what science really says about it

By Lindsay Bottoms
5 min read

Why many women with autism and ADHD aren’t diagnosed until adulthood

This is what to do if you think you show the symptoms of what are often seen as ‘male disorders’

By Alokananda Rudra
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Imola, Ferrari and Formula One, the stuff of legend

Amid Ferrari’s resurgence, fans may have hoped for a Sainz, Leclerc one-two at Imola but sporting gods can be fickle

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Proud Lions take lessons from first URC season and ponder dilemmas

Scrum coach Julian Redelinghuys is not sure if some teams are con artists, or just smart

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE