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Wednesday, May 4 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Presidential sounds of silence are fuelling the fire engulfing SA

Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘offend no constituency’ approach is doing nothing but weaponise this country

Tony Leon
Columnist
7 min read

Why Rustenburg doesn’t reveal what SA really thinks of Cyril

Sunday’s events do not reflect the country’s position on Ramaphosa, but a reformed electoral system would

By Lucky Mathebula
3 min read
News FREE

‘When we say men want us dead it’s not a joke,’ said slain Hillary Gardee

Murder of Godrich Gardee’s daughter, who had strong views on gender-based violence, sends shock waves across SA

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
4 min read
News FREE

EU desperate for SA coal, but our railways are too clapped out to carry it

As Ukraine war sees demand soar, mining firms forced to transport the fossil fuel by road at four times the cost

By Nelson Banya and Helen Reid
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Soccer stars like Senzo thrown into celebrity with no guidance: Marawa

Captaining Pirates and playing for Bafana, his high profile almost compelled him to live the ‘rock star’ lifestyle

Marc Strydom
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

DA’s Breytenbach tears into ‘depressing mess’ that is justice department

MP says ‘minister has to take this beating’ as she highlights the many problems at NPA, prisons and courts

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

New war strategy on the cards as Cape baboons storm the barracks

Planned wildlife programme comes after the species’ population explodes by 90% from 2006 to 2021

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

The wages of SA’s pay gap will be death

If a company can pay its CEO an annual salary of R360m, how can it say no to a R1,000 increase for its workers?

3 min read
Ideas FREE

SA is losing faith in politicians, Cyril admits

In his Monday weekly newsletter, the president says workers have spoken and must be listened to

By Cyril Ramaphosa
7 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — May 4 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Africa the new frontier as EU looks to replace Russian gas imports

EU drafts action plan to cut energy dependence on Moscow and to work with major producers and consumers of LNG

By Ewa Krukowska
2 min read

No longer scapegoats: Zimbabweans cut poverty, poaching with bigger goats

Cross-breeding with Boer bucks will produce larger goats that fetch a higher price for drought-hit farmers

By Busani Bafana
5 min read

Threat to abortion rights spurs Democrats towards midterm showdown

Reproductive rights at the centre of the election battle as Republicans try to overturn pro-choice 1973 Roe ruling

By Steven T. Dennis and Mike Dorning
5 min read

Study puts a price on land taken from African Americans: $326bn

This is how much land lost as a result of state-sanctioned violence and intimidation in the 20th century is worth

By Zijia Song
1 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Move over, Marilyn, Kim’s got this, even though it weighed her down

Kim Kardashian says it was challenging losing 7kg to fit into a Marilyn Monroe gown for the Met Gala

By Benjamin Kellerman
3 min read

There’s nothing glib about Ghibli

How a Japanese film studio can help us rediscover the childlike wonder of our connection with nature

By Yuan Pan
3 min read

How to sleep your way to the top. Meditation and exercise also help

These are key in boosting executive functioning, which is important for those in jobs where attention lapses pose risks

By Colin McCormick
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Time to bench soccer and get behind athletes and swimmers

It might be difficult for SA to grow an Olympic culture, but our swimmers and athletes have the talent to change this

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read

‘I feel sorry for Jomo’: Chiefs coach saddened by Cosmos’s relegation

A protégé of Sono, Arthur Zwane suggests it might be time for the Black Prince to hand over the reins at the club

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE