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Tuesday, May 3 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Zuma: a freedom fighter turned ‘spanner boy’ who must be jailed

The former president risked his life for a free SA, then sold out to a family of shysters, for which he must pay

4 min read

SA’s soccer mess tells us a lot about our political mess

We must get rid of the old, dead wood at the top because sporting success translates into pride and unity in communities

By Songezo Zibi
8 min read

Tell Cyril lies, tell him sweet little lies. After all, he’s used to it

Could Cosatu’s Zingiswa Losi, like many before her, be looking to up her standing after events at Royal Bafokeng?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Eastern Cape education is ‘cooking up a recipe for academic disaster’

Parents have shut down three schools in a bid to force the department to make good on ‘promises’ to fill vacant posts

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

If you don’t want a flood of expenses, check your car insurance

Recent KZN floods have proved the value of having the right cover, because you never know when a disaster will strike

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read

A year after the fire, there’s little progress at Charlotte Maxeke hospital

On top of missed deadlines and debt, it now faces treatment backlogs and mounting staff and equipment crises

By Ufrieda Ho
8 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | The ashes are piling up, but where are the cops?

For more than a year an arsonist has been stalking Johannesburg, yet the police are doing little to nail him

2 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | Is the ANC too far gone, or can it change with the times?

ANC member Chrispin Phiri argues for more demanding threshold criteria for anyone wishing to get elected

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

RIGHT OF REPLY | Cape independence facts matter

Before Tom Eaton can patronise CIAG or dismiss it out of hand, he should learn more about the movement

By Phil Craig
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Some civilians manage to flee Mariupol, but many remain trapped

As evacuations take place, European leaders discuss how to respond to Russian threat of energy cut-off

By Tom Balmforth
3 min read

Troll alert! SA among countries being targeted by Russian ‘cyber soldiers’

Russia has a new way to manipulate social media on its war in Ukraine, but the UK and its allies are fighting back

By Foster Wong
1 min read

Kiwis want a piece of you, but not if you’re from India or China

For the first time since Covid-19 struck, the country has opened its doors to visitors, but some remain barred

By Lucy Craymer
1 min read

Netflix isn’t Meghan’s oyster as it pulls the plug on ‘Pearl’

The streaming service is cutting down on animated shows, among them a production by Markle

By Maria Ponnezhath
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Curtain up on education as first NFT museum aims to show their value

The Seattle venue wants to help people understand blockchain-based digital assets

By Matt McKnight
2 min read

Bored with apeing around? You could land a mint on the other side

The ‘Bored Ape’ NFT company has raised billions in cryptocurrency in a virtual land sale

By Elizabeth Howcroft
2 min read

Between one culture and another, there is always a third space

Islamic designs have moved west, where they’ve been adapted and where their origins may not even be recognised

By Soheila Kolahdouz Esfahani
5 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Lions pivot Jordan Hendrikse bets on consistency to achieve his Bok goal

He’s been mentioned as one of the young flyhalves who could be roped in as understudies to well-established players

By Sithembiso Dindi
3 min read

Djokovic heartbroken over former coach Becker’s jail sentence

As Nadal prepares to return to competition at Madrid Open, he admits his fitness ‘far from perfect’ after rib injury

By Dhruv Munjal and Fernando Kallas
5 min read

Blast from the past: Gysie launches Bok career in Durban

Today in SA sports history: May 3

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE