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Thursday, May 26 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

‘Arrogant cowboys’: Joburg nurse shot in botched anti-kidnap operation

Late-night drive home turns horrific for mother and daughter as elite SAPS officers open fire on wrong vehicle

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter
4 min read

Stop pissing about, varsities, and teach modules on race

Protests and expulsions will not stop racism, and soon another student will urinate on a peer’s belongings

4 min read

There’s nothing private about the cruel elitism of ultra-rich schools

The R2-tossing incident involving Bishops pupils is only surprising because of the school they chose to mock as ‘poor’

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

If the ANC were committed to equality, Mokatsane would be fired

The Moqhaka municipality’s response to the mayor’s racist utterances is an indictment on the party

2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Shot in the arm for hunter shot in the foot

It’s taken eight years, but the high court has now ordered the rookie who shot him to pay damages

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read

Umdloti sisters crowdfund to help survive life ‘in quicksand’

The family home was caught in the weekend KZN floods, leaving the siblings with damage not covered by insurance

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
3 min read

R20,000 bail for ‘Gupta associates’ accused of Optimum fraud

Among the accused is former state official who was rushed to hospital after collapsing in courtoom

2 min read

‘They tried to resuscitate him. It was too late’: Bartlett’s last moments

The actor’s partner of four years recounts how she found him after his death

By Joy Mphande
2 min read
News FREE

65-million trees and R288bn: scientists tot up huge impact of tiny beetle

The invasive pest has been munching its way through SA’s urban canopy at an alarming rate

By Wiida Basson
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Not intelligent: AI racism too dangerous to ignore

Without diversity of developers, AI could, among other things, ‘obliterate people out of virtual existence’

5 min read
Ideas FREE

I don’t have a soft spot for Zott, I’m mad for her

From the get-go, there was undeniable chemistry between me and Bonnie Garmus’s character. Just ask Gman

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

World FREE

Eye on the world — May 26 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

We won’t forget: Biden takes aim at gun lobby in wake of school killings

In the most deadly US school shooting since 2012, 18 primary schoolers and a teacher were gunned down on Tuesday

By Jenny Leonard, Laura Litvan and Alexis Shanes
4 min read

Putin on the Ritz: why so few big Russian rats have jumped ship

Top bureaucrats, officers and business leaders have more to lose than to gain by denouncing Russia’s Ukraine invasion

By Leonid Bershidsky
7 min read

Pfizer burnishes fresh image with plans to slash prices in poor countries

Programme will start with 23 medicines in five countries and eventually include the company’s entire drug portfolio

By Drew Armstrong
7 min read

Gender ruck: Ricky Gervais and Netflix push the trans envelope again

Hot on the heels of the Dave Chappelle storm, Gervais’s comedy special ‘SuperNature’ is slammed by LGBTQ groups

By Ella Ceron
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Ja well no vine: Desert yields a wine that thrives on 360 days of sun

This distinctive and exotic wine is produced in Chile in vineyards at 3,500 metres above sea level

By Rodrigo Gutierrez
1 min read

Like your tomatoes Crispr fresh? Now they can boost your vitamin D intake

To close the gap in the intake of vitamin D3 from dietary sources, two gene-edited tomatoes should be enough

By Natalie Grover
1 min read

‘Dragon of Death’, one of the first predators to rule the skies, is dug up

Palaeontologists discovered the fossils in Andes rocks that preserved the reptile’s remains for 86-million years

By Horacio Fernando Soria
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Club bosses desperately need coaching in how to hire coaches

Club owners must make up their minds. Do they want instant short-term results or continued long-term success?

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

SA rugby’s northern adventure will be fruitful in the long run

Abandoning the arduous Super Rugby travelling schedules for the exciting and varied URC has been a game-changer

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Currie Cup can saved, but it will require radical changes: Zondagh

If the contest remains as is, it should have a promotion-relegation component that incorporates the URC, he says

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Boks bliksem England in Bloemfontein

Today in SA sports history: May 26

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE