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Friday, May 27 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Africa Day is a time to ask for a share of Africa’s riches

There’s much singing and dancing and not enough reflection on how the dignity of ordinary people can be restored

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE
6 min read

ANALYSIS | Saftu map to ruin: as the leaders bicker, the workers starve

The trade union federation’s national congress this week was yet more proof of the dire state of SA leadership

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist
3 min read

Continental drift: no vaccine for reality as we celebrate Africa Day

Africa’s vaccine flop and OAU’s 59th anniversary are a chance to reflect on a continent that is its own worst enemy

5 min read

Eye spy an outcry as Durban plots to wheel out a R450m ‘white elephant’

In the wake of Covid, unrest and floods, a proposed giant Ferris wheel has become the eye of a public storm

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Whether you’ve got R8,000 or R9m, one of 130 Irma Sterns could be yours

The auction and exhibition of original works follow the prolific artist’s career from 1920 to 1965

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
4 min read
News FREE

Fear of Covid drove many teachers to the brink, UWC study finds

Strategies needed to build resilience in educators, who were among the first to experience pandemic stress

3 min read

Getting FBI’s free DNA system is a no-brainer. What are we waiting for?

The deal with FBI could see DNA cross-checks ramped up and save the police a lot of time

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
5 min read
News FREE

Many with chronic pain have a history of depression

Women bear the brunt of both conditions, study finds

3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | Arrive at a solution, Cele and co, not a crime scene

Showing face at crime scenes will not fix the rot in the SAPS. What’s needed is funding and robust management

3 min read

Excuse my French but what the EFF is Julius playing at?

The irony was almost palpable as the EFF’s very own bon vivant led his followers in protest outside the French embassy

Tom Eaton
Columnist
3 min read

Memory to myth: that foxy salesman let the djinn out of the bottle

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 27 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Kenya ‘sitting on a time bomb’ as drought sends it ever closer to famine

Africa faces heightened food and water insecurity, with 16-million at risk across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, says UN

By Simon Marks
4 min read

Mothers’ agony as 11 babies die in fire at Senegalese hospital

Experts say Covid has left facilities unable to maintain safety standards, with four newborns dying in a blaze last year

By Bate Felix and Ngouda Dione
2 min read

Best-case scenario for Ukraine has two paths: the Korean or Finnish way

A decisive military outcome in Putin’s war seems unlikely — and possibly even undesirable

By Andreas Kluth
5 min read

Americans want stricter gun laws ... but not if the Democrats write them

Even Republicans strongly favour tighter curbs, but the partisan nature of US politics stops them from being implemented

By Gregory Korte
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Never mind the bollocks, Sex Pistols story shoots for the stars

Punk hits the red carpet at premiere of Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols miniseries ‘Pistol’

By Reuters
3 min read

Nigerian pulls off digital art heist to reclaim loot in Europe’s museums

The project sells 3-D renditions of stolen artworks in the form of NFTs

By Angela Ukomadu and Estelle Shirbon
2 min read

Want to live to 113? Strong booze could get you there

A Venezuelan man, crowned the world’s oldest and who is in ‘very good health’, enjoys a daily dose of strong liquor

By Carlos Eduardo Ramirez
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Boks must show no mercy against the wounded Dragons

The Springboks need to put on a show of force against Wales, just like Mallet’s marauders in 1998

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Missing superstars won’t weaken Indian team: Proteas’ Reeza Hendricks

Even without Sharma, Kohli and Bumrah, India have a strong squad for the five-match T20 series against SA

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

Salah says he’s staying at Liverpool next season

Teammate Sadio Mane says he will address his future after Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid

By Simon Evans and Fernando Kallas
7 min read

Blast from the past: Scheckter sails to victory in Monaco

Today in SA sports history: May 27

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE