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Monday, May 16 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Lies are so much SA’s norm that even good people can’t COPE with the truth

If ANC leaders like Manuel had stood up to be counted when COPE was formed we wouldn’t be where we are today

4 min read

Forget politics, what Eastern Cape needs is collective responsibility

Skilled people who have left owe it to their birthplace to return and rebuild the province

By Songezo Zibi
4 min read

Freedom of speech? You want to wave our pain in our faces

Unless you experienced the hardships, pain and suffering of apartheid, you can’t argue to keep symbols of it

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Wearable ‘lab on the skin’ could raise early alarm on diseases

Blood sugar levels, alcohol levels and muscle fatigue — all these can be measured by a new device

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

Throw young Boks in at the deep end ahead of World Cup: Beast Mtawarira

Former Sharks stalwart believes it’s crucial for technical team to create depth by blooding upcoming players

By SITHEMBISO DINDI
3 min read

Snorkelling spider pulls Houdini stunt to stay alive

Researcher uncovers the bizarre tactics of a tropical arachnid that refuses to die

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

Joburg eclipses Cape Town as a cheap, sunny destination

It comes third in global list, behind Tirana in Albania and Denpasar in Indonesia

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Operation Dudula is a pile of tinder just waiting for a spark

As history shows us, Pagad was formed as a community group with good intentions but it spiralled out of control

3 min read

Don’t bank on your lender playing ball with prescribed debt

If your bank tries to get you to pay for a lapsed debt, there’s a new case study that reveals your rights

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
5 min read
Ideas FREE

How to build a staircase between formal and informal economies

Intermediaries not bureaucratic government approaches are what’s needed for the ground floor to meet the top floor

By John Luiz
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — May 16 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

It would be crude to presume the EU can stop the flow of Russian oil

New EU rules have come into effect but it’s going to be difficult to separate crude oil according to geography

By Julian Lee and Howard Chua-Eoan
3 min read

How China’s Covid-zero approach is intensifying supply-chain chaos

The crisis is expected to worsen as the impact on companies and consumers starts to ripple across the globe

By Ann Koh and Augusta Saraiva
6 min read

Come fly with me: lift-off for UK city as air taxi hub takes flight

A British start-up is betting the vehicles will be a transport solution, while lifting Coventry out of the doldrums

By Christopher Jasper
5 min read

Understanding our ‘gentle giant’ could help us fathom the universe’s origin

Black holes can’t be described by Einstein’s laws, opening the door for yet to be discovered theories

By Faye Flam
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

‘Sporting’ new Range Rover sports heaps of tech

For starters, the ‘modernist, confident’ vehicle has a twin-turbocharged V8, air-purification system and 29 speakers

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read

LISTEN | Freedom of the sea: Cape surfers break waves and stereotypes

Two athletes who defy racial and gender expectations are celebrated in a two-part documentary series

3 min read

Hear this, Putin: huge support sweeps Ukrainian band to Eurovision win

At an event that usually draws a TV audience of nearly 200-million, the Kalush Orchestra took the prize

By Tara Oakes
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

‘He was a cult figure’: shock, sadness at Andrew Symonds’s car crash death

Australian all-rounder was a versatile member of two World Cup-winning teams

By Michael Church and Amlan Chakraborty
2 min read

Two out of four: Klopp coy on Liverpool’s quadruple chances

German coach hails his team’s mental toughness and character after winning second piece of silverware this season

By Dhruv Munjal, Clare Lovell and William Schomberg
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE