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Tuesday, May 24 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

No need for heroes’ acre, ANC. We’ll remember you ... for your failures

The real struggle heroes will live on in our hearts anyway without this new excuse for politicians to siphon off cash

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
News FREE

Hoërskool Rustenburg probes pupils’ Nazi salute during school karaoke

A TikTok video of four matric prefects giving the salute while singing a German song has gone viral

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

‘I need to start over elsewhere’: Umdloti man after more flood losses

The family had just returned after it was evacuated during the torrential rains that wrecked the province six weeks ago

By Lwazi Hlangu
6 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

It was one of apartheid’s most brutal mysteries. Now we may hear the truth

Court case for abduction and disappearance of MK activist Nokuthula Simelane has, after years of delays, begun

By David Forbes
3 min read

After 35 years, apartheid cops in court for murder of Caiphus Nyoka

The Cosas member was shot 12 times in his parents’ Daveyton home while he was sleeping in 1987

By David Forbes
3 min read

Light at end of tunnel as first 100MW private supplier gets go-ahead

The announcement comes as Johannesburg mayor aims to add an extra 500MW of alternative energy to the grid

3 min read

Don’t quote me: academics rapped on knuckles for alleged self-plagiarism

Notice confirming retraction of article makes reference to parts copied from an older paper by the three researchers

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Joburg must act fast or go from hub to dud

On the eve of the Energy Indaba, Mpho Phalatse warned the city is on a knife-edge. It’s time to turn the knife around

3 min read
Ideas FREE

This is what’s known about monkeypox

The form of the virus that’s circulating is thought to be mild, with a fatality rate of less than 1%

By Rodney E Rohde
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — May 24 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

As Covid masks go off, here’s how we can still breathe easy: CO2 monitors

For weeks I carried a device to measure levels of carbon dioxide in indoor spaces, and this is what I found

By Emma Court
7 min read

Most Americans don’t buy replacement theory, but the US still has a problem

It’s time voters stopped tolerating political rhetoric that creates space for the naive to get drawn into conspiracies

By Faye Flam
4 min read

Tit for tat: Chinese conspiracy theorists blame US for monkeypox

After two years of Covid-19 blame games, social media users now suggest the US knew the outbreak was coming

By Linda Lew
1 min read

Whatever floats your sailboat: carbon-free coffee blown across high seas

A small band of importers is trying to overthrow dirty cargo ships to deliver lower-carbon coffee beans

By Irina Anghel and Eamon Akil Farhat
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Bollywood ditches razzmatazz for sex work and its purveyors love it

Biopic about Mumbai sex worker turned women’s rights champion has been welcomed by the marginalised group

By Roli Srivastava
4 min read

‘Squid Game’ star plays by different rules now — as director

Lee Jung-jae’s directorial and screenwriting debut receives its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

By Hanna Rantala
1 min read

Making certain community-led Lakota film wages war on discrimination

Cast of ‘War Pony’, about the South Dakota people’s setbacks, has high hopes for film which debuted at Cannes

By Hanna Rantala and Mimosa Spencer
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Guardiola hails Man City ‘legends’ after title defence

Premier League title miss has ramped up Liverpool’s Champions League desire, says Klopp

By Aadi Nair and Simon evans
3 min read

Pep talk from caddie helped secure PGA Championship crown: Thomas

Justin Thomas stages Major fightback to win his second PGA Championship after a playoff

By Amy Tennery and Steve Keating
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE