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Wednesday, May 18 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

R400m: that’s how much ombuds had to force insurers to pay out in 2021

‘Inordinate rise in funeral and credit insurance claims’, and good news for a man who had to swerve to avoid cows

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read

In SA, middle-class problems are everyone’s problem

As our dire economy forces our tax base to emigrate, so our situation goes from bad to worse

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read

EDITORIAL | SA needs long jail terms for racists. Only that will stop them

Many bigots act out their hatred because they know the consequences they will face are not worth losing sleep over

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

My son has been let down by justice system he died for: slain cop’s mom

Family shocked as ConCourt overturns murder conviction of the man who stabbed constable

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter
4 min read
News FREE

Fix infrastructure, cut red tape: private sector’s plea to government

Pick n Pay CEO lays out just how difficult it is to do business in SA thanks to state ineptitude

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
3 min read
News FREE

Big changes are in store for Pick n Pay

Retail chain announces new strategy to tap more into online buyers and less affluent consumers

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter
7 min read

Swarm enemy: rescue dog Dante goes to hell and back after bee attack

The heroic canine has been discharged from hospital after a ‘near death’ experience

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

State must stop spin doctoring and start doctoring

The government should stop paying lip service and start listening to ‘patriotic citizens’ who know their oats

Tony Leon
Columnist
6 min read

What if pro-black group wants to use old SA flag?

It could be used by a black-led movement to critique the ANC. We explore this hypothetical case

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — May 18 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Food inflation brings emerging markets ever closer to an ‘Arab Spring’

Covid-19, climate change and Russia’s war on Ukraine have economists fearing unrest on the back of price rises

By Karin Strohecker, Ezgi Erkoyun and Sarah El Safty
4 min read

The tusk at hand: Africa wants to decide for itself how it uses its ellies

Since elephant numbers have swollen, southern African governments want the right to sell their ivory

By Ray Ndlovu and Antony Sguazzin
2 min read

Buffalo massacre suspect shared his plot in broad daylight for months

Discord and Twitch now face the same pressure as their larger social media rivals to confront white supremacist violence

By Cecilia D'Anastasio and Davey Alba
7 min read

US states stumble over one another to pull the ‘trigger’ on abortion rights

In the first five months of this year, lawmakers in 42 states introduced 546 abortion restrictions

By Ella Ceron
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Cluttercore: Gen Z says ‘stuff you’ to minimalism-obsessed millennials

The battle might seem new, but it is just history repeating itself

By Vanessa Brown
5 min read

In the Cannes: stars flock back as film festival shakes off Covid curbs

The world’s biggest movie showcaser back in full swing for 75th anniversary despite the spectre of Ukraine conflict

By Mimosa Spencer and Hanna Rantala
2 min read

Arbikie slim, nè: nothing tatty about distillery peaing on climate change

A Scottish distillery that makes vodka out of ‘reject’ potatoes to reduce food waste has turned its hand to ‘green’ gin

By Amber Milne
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Rassie’s water-carrying days are numbered

World Rugby cracks down on on-field coaching, so if he gets up to his old tricks he’ll be punished with a penalty kick

By Mark Gleeson
1 min read

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels shows bottle by announcing he is gay

The 17-year-old forward hopes to become a role model for others

By Alan Baldwin
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE