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Thursday, May 5 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Selective admission to schools isn’t a bad thing

I understand the kneejerk reaction to admission tests at some Cape Flats schools, but we do need pockets of excellence

4 min read

Save our school! Village takes fight to the top

Prince Albert community may be small and poor, but when the province shut its school it refused to give up the fight

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

ANC Eastern Cape elective conference is ‘up for grabs’

Calling a winner in what is probably a three-horse race is near impossible as delegates may yet change their minds

By Luyolo Mkentane
2 min read
News FREE

Joburg anti-corruption boss on leave as SSA launches probe

City of Joburg acting manager has alleged that Shadrack Sibiya engaged in unlawful procurement

Tankiso Makhetha
Investigative reporter
2 min read

SA’s URC gain is the All Blacks’ and Wallabies’ loss, says Joel Stransky

Rugby pundit says being unable to regularly study our play will put them at a disadvantage when they meet the Boks

By Sithembiso Dindi
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | In the theatre of politics, Steenhuisen chose the action role

That’s more than can be said for Ramaphosa, who got booed off stage instead

3 min read

Tell me about economic freedom, but don’t be a sellout

Any parliamentary debate about economic progress which features Tina Joemat-Pettersson has ended before it starts

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Soapie or not, this author’s novels are veritable page-turners

Colleen Hoover shot to fame after someone drew attention to ‘Verity’. She now has three Exclusive Books bestsellers

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Theirs is a tall story that puts A-type personalities in the shade

Giraffes outshine these irritants, who are up before dawn terrorising their PAs while the rest of us are still snoozing

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — May 5 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

EU ratchets up the stakes as sanctions turn the target to Russian oil

The bloc’s 27 member states met on Wednesday to discuss — and potentially approve — the proposal

By Alberto Nardelli, John Follain and Maria Tadeo
5 min read

Conflict and climate change will see 200-million people go hungry this year

The war in Ukraine, strife in other countries and extreme weather are driving food insecurity

By Megan Durisin
2 min read

Will Roe vs Wade be enough to tip suburban women left in the midterms?

To do so, Democrats will have to convince them the abortion issue is more pressing than any other

By Ryan Teague Beckwith and Gregory Korte
5 min read

After 100 years, Tulsa massacre survivors will have their day in court

A judge has ruled that a case filed in 2020 will go ahead, despite the city seeking to have it dismissed

By Ella Ceron
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Manual sports cars aren’t dead — ask Toyota

The updated Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) Supra holds a rather enticing prospect: a clutch pedal

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read

It’s madness! Dr Strange is back, but he won’t be going to Saudi Arabia

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is here, but the country is having none of its ‘LGBTQ references’

By Rollo Ross
1 min read

How new hi-tech archaeology is revealing the ghosts of human history

Using a cheap technique, experts are uncovering motifs they previously wouldn’t have been able to

By Paul Pettitt and Alistair Pike
3 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Coaching qualifications must be a minimum, not an option

One of the reasons our professional game is in such a poor state is that a lot of coaching staff are not qualified

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read

Boks desperately need a fit and firing Pollard

Handré Pollard will be vital for the Boks in this year’s internationals ahead of next year’s World Cup in France

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Blast from the past: Simbine sparkles at Diamond League event

Today in SA sports history: May 5

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE