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Tuesday, May 31 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Surprise, surprise: national development plan is now a national disaster

The ANC won’t be meeting its NDP targets after all, but then it’s never met much more than failure

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Bring back the cane, says shaken teacher as provinces expel unruly pupils

Governing Body Foundation says since the return to normal schooling, some children have found it difficult to adjust

Prega Govender
Journalist
3 min read
Sport FREE

Chiefs made a brave choice in Zwane. Now they need to have his back

Arthur Zwane has all the ingredients for the Chiefs’ hot seat, but he’ll also need time to grow into the job

Marc Strydom
Journalist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Striking mineworkers reject Sibanye-Stillwater’s new CCMA-facilitated offer

Thousands of striking mineworkers have camped outside the Union Buildings demanding Ramaphosa’s intervention

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter
2 min read
News FREE

Commuting by bike is the answer, but the road to getting it right is rocky

Many in SA don’t know how to cycle and in some cities it’s a hair-raising experience

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

Being foreign in SA can make you want to kill yourself

Xenophobia and other hardships mean immigrants account for a disproportionate share of attempted suicides

3 min read
News FREE

Fifth Covid wave crashed through SA’s 97% antibody protection

Research shows the ability of Omicron sublineages to infect those who already have defences against the disease

By Antony Sguazzin
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | KZN floods: it’s time the state sorted out the land issue

While the deputy president has highlighted the matter, others have been beating this drum for years

3 min read
Ideas FREE

UN peacekeeping in Africa is working better than you might think

Since the end of the Cold War the body has successfully completed two-thirds of its peacekeeping missions

By Lise M Howard
5 min read
Ideas FREE

Act now on smoking, Africa, or the consequences will burn you

Continent needs tighter controls to curb growing tobacco use or it fill face significant health and economic burdens

By Sam Filby
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — May 31 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

How the Ukraine war is putting millions of lives at risk in Africa

Aid agencies face massive cutbacks as donors refocus funding amid war-induced refugee crisis and soaring costs

By Edward McAllister
6 min read

Stop the hot air. Help us keep our heads above water, Seychelles urges West

Guardian to world’s biggest seagrass meadow, Seychelles says the rich world is reneging on climate change promises

By Antony Sguazzin and Kamlesh Bhuckory
3 min read

Ivory Coast lays foundations to protect world’s second-largest urban park

To save the Banco National Park from logging and pollution, authorities are encircling it with a wall

By Loucoumane Coulibaly
1 min read

It’s plane to see, Nepal is the world’s riskiest place for flying

A plane carrying 22 people crashed in the Himalayan mountains on Sunday, the 10th fatal crash in as many years

By Anurag Kotoky and Bibhudatta Pradhan
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Plot twist: movies make you cry because you’re emotionally strong

Tearing up, thanks to the release of the ‘love hormone’, reveals high empathy, social awareness and connection

By Debra Rickwood
3 min read

Kalush Orchestra makes it crystal clear that its money’s on the military

The Ukrainian band has auctioned off its Eurovision Song Contest trophy to raise funds for the military

By Lidia Kelly
1 min read

Construction team finds Mayans beat them to it with ancient city

Developers of an industrial park stumble upon ruins palaces, pyramids and plazas that date back to 600-900 AD

By Lorenzo Hernandez
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

As Formula One leaves Monaco, is it adieu or just au revoir?

Proud Sergio Perez lives a dream and makes history for Mexico

By ALAN BALDWIN
5 min read

Reds lose on and off pitch as France blames Liverpool for crowd trouble

Liverpool fans caused initial problems after some supporters, including children, were tear-gassed: French minister

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Tassilo Hummel
2 min read

Blast from the past: Frith makes her mark on the Comrades

Today in SA sports history: May 31

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE