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Tuesday, May 10 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Big boost for Cyril as Eastern Cape backs him for second term

Re-elected provincial chair Oscar Mabuyane immediately throws his support behind Ramaphosa for another five years

3 min read

Can you handle the truth? IS it clear? SA needs a strong military

Could silence on our military be because liberals don’t want to look like warmongers, while SADF types want it to fail?

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

The problem of funding SA students can be solved. Here’s how

SA’s private financial sector should fund all students, no matter their means, with loans underwritten by the state

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Durban wrongly blacklisted electrical firm, so ratepayers zapped for R30m

Judge agrees with Pholobas Projects that it was the victim of a vendetta by a municipal employee

5 min read

Covid linked to mental disorders in series of cases at Joburg hospital

Evidence is mounting worldwide that the virus is capable of invading and living in brain tissue, says expert

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

‘I couldn’t just sit back’: why Ngidi joined the fight against GBV

Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has partnered with the UN Women For Change Programme to start a foundation

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

Under the influencers: teens spoon-fed loads of junk food on social media

Endless conveyor belt of unhealthy foods touted by influencers has prompted researchers to call for regulations

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Blame government, not foreigners, for IS threat

Why is it that our government seems so uninterested in dealing with the issue of terrorism financing?

2 min read
Ideas FREE

Street traders are vital. They must be protected

Authorities must abide by constitution when dealing with them and traders must respect constitutionally compliant laws

By Nonhlanhla Ngcobo, Anél du Plessis and Oliver Fuo
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — May 10 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

‘We’re basically dead men’: Mariupol’s last defenders await death or rescue

Last holdouts of Ukrainian defence are now at a steel plant, where the troops refuse to surrender to Russian forces

By Daryna Krasnolutska and Marc Champion
5 min read

Tighter Covid curbs push Shanghai, Beijing residents to the limits

Neighbours of positive cases forced into quarantine and to have homes disinfected, which experts denounce as unlawful

By Brenda Goh, Zhang Yan, Winni Zhou, David Stanway and Beijing newsroom
4 min read

Fat chance? No. Food scarcity is on the down, but obesity is on the up

Undernourishment is falling. However, people are not seeking nutrition-rich foods, but low-cost, unhealthy ones

By David Fickling
4 min read

Have young Americans woke-en up? Well, they’re not as liberal as we think

Behind a façade of leftist ideals, they still believe in the capitalist principles of competition and earned success

By Adrian Wooldridge
7 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Antjie Krog and the role of the poet in SA’s social and political life

The writer affirms the literary as a resource for public life, insisting on the value of open-heartedness with others

By Anthea Garman
6 min read

U2 are fighting for all of us who love freedom: Bono rallies Ukrainians

U2’s frontman and The Edge performed a short concert in Kyiv on Sunday, telling attendees they will be free

By Sergiy Karazy and Oleksandr Kozhukhar
1 min read

‘Underground Railroad’, Jodie Comer and Sean Bean triumph at the Baftas

Several winners used their acceptance speeches to voice their opposition to public broadcaster Channel 4 being sold

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Jingles all the way: Mosimane on verge of greatness

Pitso Mosimane is just two games away from a hattrick of Champions League titles at Al Ahly

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read

Zwane says Kaizer Chiefs will be better served by a SA coach

Arthur Zwane believes Amakhosi are on the right track and is ready to take on the hot seat permanently if called upon

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Naas puts the boot in against Cavaliers

Today in SA sports history: May 10

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE