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Thursday, May 12 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Boucher’s dropped charges: like everything in SA, it’s complicated

We need to examine what this incident and the exoneration of racism-accused Brackenfell High really say about SA

4 min read

LISTEN | I drove past where my daughter was being abused: Godrich Gardee

Grief-stricken father tells of his pain at discovering how close he was to his murdered daughter’s place of captivity

4 min read

This is what it took for MaMkhize’s Royal AM to bend the ball their way

Merging two teams in two days was no easy task, but it’s paid off and they are on the road to glory

By Sithembiso Dindi
4 min read
Ideas FREE

PODCAST | Steinhoff should resist an appeal and hand over PwC document

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose explains why this is in the public interest

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

OBITUARY | Cricket’s ‘ledge’ Hoosain Ayob took the game to the townships

The South African fast bowler, who was at the forefront of development in the game, has died aged 81

By CHRIS BARRON
6 min read

ID is making good progress on several cases stemming from Zondo probe

They may not be the biggest fish, but the investigating directorate is being kept busy with 11 important cases

Nicki Gules
Assistant editor: Sunday Times
7 min read

In the pipeline: state has a year to replace pit latrines at 1,549 schools

Initiative to accelerate the provision of proper toilets, with a R2.4bn budget, is expected to reach its goal by March

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Midwife bags law degree to stem tide of negligence claims

Though she has her LLB, the mother of three remains committed to a profession that she feels is often undervalued

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Mkhwebane’s frivolous appeals make a mockery of judicial system

The public protector is playing the courts like a fiddle and her delaying tactics seem to be working

3 min read

When your patriotism is flagging, what do you need? A 100-metre dildo

Perhaps we could use its proposed giant flag as a big top tent for the ministry of sport, art and culture’s clown show

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read
Ideas FREE

Want to track your reads? Book a date with an app or get between the Sheets

There are a number of apps that keep track of what you’ve read or you can keep it simple with Google

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — May 12 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

‘I’ve never seen so much tragedy’: meet Ukraine’s frontline medics

Large numbers of wounded soldiers from the front line stretch hospital resources to the limit

By Jorge Silva and Ivan Lubysh-Kirdey
3 min read

Sanctions prove diamonds are not necessarily forever

Diamond prices are spiking and even De Beers can’t fill the void caused by the embargo on Russian suppliers

By Thomas Biesheuvel
3 min read

China: 1,6-million will die without strict Covid curbs. WHO: Nonsense

Immunity induced by the country’s March vaccination campaign will be insufficient to prevent a wave: experts

By Peter Vercoe
2 min read

Twitter was a twit to ban Trump, says Elon Musk

The Tesla tycoon says that he’ll reverse the permanent ban once he owns the social media site

By Kurt Wagner, Ed Ludlow and Dana Hull
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

New horizons: Could we be on the verge of oblivion? We’ll know on Thursday

Scientists studying a black hole in the Milky Way say they’ve unearthed a ‘groundbreaking result’ they’ll reveal then

By WILL DUNHAM
3 min read

Want a piece of ‘Star Wars’? What about Will Smith, Johnny Depp or Elvis?

A ’Star Wars’ model, Smith’s shorts, Depp’s ‘hand’ and a Presley suit are among items headed for auction

By Rollo Ross
2 min read

Music icon bites the dust after two decades of fruitful labour

Apple is pulling the plug on the iPod after 20 years

By Yuvraj Malik
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

The C in Caf is for chaos: its decision-making leaves a lot to be desired

Caf’s lastminute.com way of organising tournaments is exasperating, especially for fans

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Bulls and Stormers have struck the right Bok balance

Having current Springboks in your squad is one thing, but there will come a time when your depth of talent is tested

By Mark Keohane
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE