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Thursday, May 19 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

News FREE

Mkhwebane believes she is being ‘victimised by powerful forces’

Public protector’s lawyers argue that a possible leak from the ConCourt was intended to influence the high court

By Franny Rabkin
4 min read

How the rumour mill can grind a fragile varsity to destruction

These institutions are ideal breeding ground for lies and rumours that work deliberately to destabilise the status quoo

4 min read

No more holy smokescreens: church must lead anti-corruption crusade

It should also clean its house, then call out corrupt ‘leaders’ to make church-goers aware of the damage they cause

4 min read

All dressed up and nowhere to go: Aspen flop bodes ill for Africa

Continent’s top drug firm did its bit setting up vax production capacity ... only for it not to receive a single order

By Janice Kew
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Having flown off Everest, SA paraglider aims for Antarctica’s highest peak

Extreme adventurer Pierre Carter ticks Everest off his list of seven summits and is already planning his next escapade

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer
4 min read

Do the maths: this is how top provinces ‘cheat’ their matric results

Provinces with low pass rates are taking notes, says chief director for maths and science in basic education department

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
News FREE

Battle over finances turns ugly for Mrs SA’s empowerment affiliate

Court orders that the firm’s books be handed over to ex-contestant, who alleges funds were used improperly

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter
4 min read

Like walking into hell: Pirates class of ’95 recall glory day in Abidjan

But times have changed, say Gavin Lane and Edward Motale, and players now have the luxury of neutral venues

By Staff Reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Government, don’t add fuel to SA’s burning embers of discontent

Propping up others, spending R22m on a flag and dropping fuel price relief when plates are empty is asking for trouble

2 min read

It’s time to ditch the flannel and dust off the accessories, darlings

Real-life book launches are back and you know what the crowds are like, so best you dig out the jewels and scarves

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

Not all equines are equal — this one has earned its stripes

When they dressed up in black and white, zebras left other contenders for most fashionable animal in the shade

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — May 19 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Ukraine war has a new front line ... in Arctic Norway

Harmony between Norwegians and Russians once reigned in this border town, but now tensions are simmering

By Gwladys Fouche and Victoria Klesty
3 min read

Boris’s cohorts better keep a lid on sleaze or it’ll be bye-bye Tories

In yet another allegation, a Conservative MP was reportedly detained for rape and sexual assault

By Kitty Donaldson and Jeremy Hodges
2 min read

Spain set for ‘menstrual leave’, but the right thinks it’s bloody stupid

Equality minister says ‘the period is going to stop being a taboo’, but detractors say her proposal is ‘insulting’

By Clara Hernanz Lizarraga and Macarena Munoz
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Boffins sink their teeth into new clues from remains of extinct humans

A molar, between 164,000 and 131,000 years old, that belonged to a girl 4-6 years old has been found in a Laos cave

By Will Dunham
3 min read

Forget cane for the pain, I need a shot of tequila for my naughty knee

Pope Francis, at times confined to a wheelchair, recently joked the beverage may be a good painkiller

By Philip Pullella
1 min read

You can take away our customers, but we’ll pluck them back with duck

A Beijing restaurant owner is taking Peking duck to the streets in the wake of a Covid-19 ban on dining in

By Thomas Suen and Ryan Woo
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Wales bring the big guns but it’s not enough firepower for the Boks

Wayne Pivac has named his strongest squad but I’m afraid they’re going to get pumped 3-0 by the Springboks

By Mark Keohane
4 min read

Pirates can salvage season with Confed Cup treasure

As fight for league titles go down to the wire in England and Italy, in SA there is a battle royal for second place

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Cavin Johnson backs Pitso to pull off hat trick at Al Ahly

The former Sundowns coach stands to become the first coach to win three Caf Champions Leagues in succession

Marc Strydom
Journalist
5 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE