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Friday, May 20 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Theuns du Toit is a product of many things, not least the state

Our government has created an environment that allows black people to have their belongings peed on

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
5 min read
Sport FREE

Jurie Roux is in a choke tackle, but when will he be released?

Like his predecessors, the Saru CEO is staring at the door, but when will he join them and at what cost?

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Flogging a Trojan Horse: Putin’s war and the tussle over SA’s energy sector

Conflict over our ‘just transition’ throws debate on world’s energy future wide open. Who to believe in propaganda war?

5 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

I’m no dictator, says Irvin Jim as he eyes re-election after 14 years

Shop stewards claim Numsa general secretary is purging all opponents ahead of national congress in July

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read
News FREE

Mkhwebane’s case ‘based on speculation and conjecture’, high court hears

Public protector says SMS sent to speaker’s counsel was a criminal act intended to advantage speaker, influence judges

By Franny Rabkin
5 min read
News FREE

Meet the Kalahari Ferrari – and its delightfully named cousins

Researchers hope documenting vernacular African names will help conserve the solifuge species

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Why does Cyril keep Mthethwa in his cabinet?

This is the minister who helped deceive a nation about Nkandla’s fire pool and let down SA’s artists and sportspeople

3 min read
Ideas FREE

Writers only need a quill. I got a whole hedgehog

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — May 20 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Just when you thought it was safe, monkeypox raises its blisters ...

The US, UK and Canada are probing cases of the virus, typically caught from infected wild animals in Africa

By Damian Shepherd and Alex Millson
2 min read

... and a virulent new Ebola strain rears its ugly head in DRC

Cause for concern as three cases suffer acute bleeding, while resistance to isolation, vaccines slows progress

By Antony Sguazzin and Janice Kew
2 min read

It’s every man for himself, so brace for scarcity, low growth, high prices

Reversal of globalisation will force nations to shift to activities they’re less good at and vastly reduce productivity

By Maeva Cousin, Tom Orlik and Bryce Baschuk
7 min read

Could abused man’s work to expose abuse by Italian priests come to nought?

Francesco Zanardi will have a clearer idea next week, when the country’s bishops meet to elect a new president

By Angelo Amante and Philip Pullella
5 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Taylor-made for a swift swoop to fine arts honour

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift doesn’t mess around. She’s received her first degree — an honorary doctorate, nog al

By Alicia Powell and Barbara Goldberg
1 min read

UK reveals rainbow 50p coin to mark 50th anniversary of Pride

The coin honours the anniversary of the first official Pride UK event in 1972

By Farouq Suleiman
1 min read

Teenage pilot’s ‘risky’ Guinness world record dream lands safely in Kenya

Mack Rutherford wants to become the youngest person to fly around the world solo — in a two-seater, single-prop plane

By Edwin Waita
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Kolisi sinks his teeth into new five-year deal with the Sharks

Springbok skipper set to stay in Durban as Sharks look to complete successful trip to Ireland

By Sithembiso Dindi
2 min read

The whole of SA must get behind Pirates, says Downs coach

Manqoba Mngqithi urges SA football fans to put aside their differences and support Bucs in Confed Cup final

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE