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Wednesday, May 25 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Ideas FREE

OBITUARY | Economics guru Mike Schussler didn’t hesitate to go for broke

He knew his field inside out, was fearless in his conclusions and was an expert witness few wanted to take on

By Chris Barron
5 min read

Gweezy, you are the difference between a wheezing and breathing economy

Mantashe’s threat to revoke Sibanye’s licence is dangerous in the extreme, but the miner needs to show good faith

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
4 min read
Ideas FREE

OBITUARY | The real Jamie Bartlett wasn’t Mike O’Riley or David Genaro

Apartheid and black-and-white assumptions couldn’t contain the spirit of an actor with a huge presence and energy

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
7 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Informal housing is here to stay in SA, so let’s embrace and improve it

Informal settlements aren’t part of the problem, they’re part of the solution if handled correctly, says top researcher

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read

High court amended the constitution: Hlophe comes out firing

Judge president says the high court misdirected itself and made material errors of law and fact in its judgment

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read

Read our lips, we need textbooks, Eastern Cape schools beg department

Lack of textbooks and learning and teaching support material has made some Eastern Cape schools almost unteachable

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

Before the dawn: how Chiefs and Pirates can reawaken the giants

Soccer legends delve into the clubs’ missteps and how to fix them

By Sithembiso Dindi
5 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Good Sanral job, but answer these questions

Mbalula has halted projects because of irregularities. Among other things, we’d like to know is who is behind them

2 min read

Why buy-now-pay-later is growing in SA

Host Mudiwa Gavaza speaks to Payflex CEO Paul Behrmann

By Mudiwa Gavaza
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — May 25 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Putin is a war criminal and dictator, says Russian diplomat as he resigns

Boris Bondarev, who has ‘served in the foreign ministry for 20 years’, says he has never been so ashamed of Russia

By Bloomberg News
1 min read

Double trouble: Irish in rare show of unity over UK plan to spare killers

Many Northern Irish families refuse to bury the hatchet over the 3,500-plus people murdered in the 30-year conflict

By Kitty Donaldson
5 min read

‘Vanity and greed’: artful dodger gets seven years for $86m fraud

High-end art dealer Inigo Philbrick ran ‘Ponzi-like scheme’ to bankroll lavish lifestyle

By Bob Van Voris
2 min read

Believe it or not, CEOs, but on-site employees don’t feel connected

Bosses using this logic to try to get people back into the office fulltime are misguided, says study

By Jo Constantz
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Art is an investment to appreciate and the market is thriving

Even if artworks don’t increase in value, they provide their owners with intangible benefits that equities do not

By Tyler Cowen
4 min read

Dark days: Dakar artist moved by pandemic creates apocalyptic exhibit

Senegalese artist Fally Sene Sow’s exhibition at long-awaited African art biennale has a foreboding message

By Elodie Toto
2 min read

Become calm with Amazon’s ‘audio vitamin’

The tech company has added a meditation series to its wellness podcast offerings

By Ashley Carman
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Money may not buy class, but it can certainly attract sportsmen

The upcoming LIV invitational series is another in a long legacy of sporting events whose main attraction is money

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

Shapovalov finds fault with Wimbledon and ATP decisions

The ATP and WTA have taken away Wimbledon’s ranking points after it banned players from Russia and Belarus

By Sudipto Ganguly
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE