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Friday, May 6 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Where there’s a will there’s a way, but not for the ostrich that’s SA

The issues we face have been festering for years, but we don’t find solutions. We bury our heads and hope for the best

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
4 min read

A luta continua: it’s Lenin and Cosatu vs Cyril and the ANC

Sibanye-Stillwater strike demonstrates how Cosatu has misplayed a winning hand and let down workers since 1994

6 min read
Ideas FREE

We’re a bit rusty, but that doesn’t mean we’re all dead (or rotten)

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

I thought my kids were safe close to me: Gardee

The grieving father and former EFF secretary-general has broken his silence after the murder of his daughter

3 min read

Immunity denied: high court sends Hlophe packing

The judgment reopens the possibility of the JSC recommending the Western Cape judge president’s suspension

By FRANNY RABKIN
4 min read

Trumped up rhino horn theft charge ends in hollow victory for defamed cop

Durban high court judge awards almost R800,000 in damages to ex-policeman after humiliation of wrongful arrest

3 min read
News FREE

Xolile George or nothing: parliament to pursue Salga boss, say sources

The problem is, he’s pricey, earning R5.8m in the financial year ending March 2020, 60% more than what’s on offer

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA
2 min read

Got your back: SA spreads wings for spinal cord injury research

Runners, athletes and wheelchair racers from across the world take part in a race in which the finish line chases you

4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Put mistrust aside and keep your mask on

Its mistakes aside, it’s unlikely the state wants to control citizens, so do the right thing for your fellow man

4 min read

Is Twitter a force for social good?

Yes and no, but free speech does not entail a duty to provide a platform for hatred, to which no one has a right

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
9 min read

The great lengths John Steenhuisen will go ... to become trendy

The intrepid DA leader’s trip to the Ukraine even managed to nudge him out from behind the shadow of Helen Zille

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — May 6 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Blackout: sweltering India reveals dangers of relying too much on coal

Outages are affecting the coal-dependent country’s post-Covid revival as they lead to industry losses and civil unrest

By Rajesh Kumar Singh
4 min read

Qatar splurges $229bn on its World Cup, but has it scored an own goal?

It spent up to 18% of its GDP on infrastructure, but many fear much of the new build may sit idle after the tournament

By Andrew Mills
5 min read

13-year-old reports gang rape, only for cop at station to ‘rape her again’

Officer arrested as incident causes outrage in India, which is enduring an epidemic of gender-based violence

By Saurabh Sharma
1 min read

Bots, humans and Bored Apes: new threat breaks into the crypto zoo

Spam bots, account impersonation well-known on Twitter, but blockchains have dealt with different  tactics till now

By Hannah Miller
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Stop shoving it down our throats, LGBT artists. Just be fabulous’

Playwright Mark Ravenhill says the main aim should be to entertain, not push a political agenda on to audiences

By Hugo Greenhalgh
3 min read

For Gucci, virtual currencies are in vogue

The brand is jumping on crypto in the US, allowing customers to use it at some flagship stores

By Reuters
1 min read

I beg your Parton: medley of rap, rock country, new wave at Hall of Fame

Duran Duran, Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon and Pat Benatar among 2022 Rock & Roll inductees

By Lisa Richwine
1 min read

Yay to art vibing with fashion in H&M’s latest local collaboration

Russell Abrahams, the artist behind Yay Abe, is bringing the retailer’s pieces to life with love and flowers

Thango Ntwasa
Journalist
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Are the All Blacks vulnerable? We’ll see in August

Former All Black centre Tom Taylor believes Kiwi rugby is going backwards, losing its talent to the north too soon

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Pirates need every drop of sweat and blood to win Confed Cup: Lekgwathi

Former Bucs stalwart urges the team to forget about their indifferent domestic form, stay calm and avoid silly mistakes

By Staff Reporter
4 min read

Ngidi excited about the Proteas’ fast-bowling stocks

SA fast bowler Lungi Ngidi stepped up to the plate against India but knows he has stiff competition to keep his place

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE