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Wednesday, June 1 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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In a horror-filled world, with newsrooms stretched to the limit, we’d love state and society to help unearth good news

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis
3 min read

EDITORIAL | Jobless rate has fallen, but let’s not get too excited

The wider context, including the petrol price hike and latest food cost data, suggests we have no reason to celebrate

3 min read

If I were the ANC I’d be a little concerned about my ties to UMK

The party’s single biggest funder is 49% owned by a US-sanctioned Russian oligarch

Tony Leon
Columnist
4 min read

Lesson learnt? Year after wake-up, school tries to ‘eradicate racism’

Cornwall Hill College says it has made ‘solid progress in its transformation execution’, but not everyone is happy

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Make things happen: pay back R1m, with interest

Judge orders ex-Nedbank employee to return R1m salary ‘windfall’ he claims to have thought was an increase

3 min read

This is why man’s life term for killing cop was overturned

ConCourt rules that trial court ‘incorrectly formulated the test for putative private defence’

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter
5 min read

ConCourt hears why donations to internal party campaigns must be disclosed

The second round of the case tackles whether the Executive Ethics Code is constitutional

By FRANNY RABKIN
3 min read
News FREE

To consume the way we do, we will need the resources of 2.3 planets by 2050

But there are solutions, among them more investment in infrastructure, greening homes and education

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
3 min read

From funeral parlour to rugby fame: Lizo Gqoboka’s incredible journey

The Bulls captain reflects on how he overcame many obstacles to reach his dream

By Sithembiso Dindi
3 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Ideas FREE

JJ Tabane should, like DJ Sbu, apologise: Manuel

Former finance minister tells Eusebius McKaiser he is not afraid to be litigious

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
1 min read

What it will take for Eskom to keep going

If the Integrated Resource Plan, on which SA is way behind, isn’t properly implemented, we’ll kiss Eskom goodbye

By David Richard Walwyn
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — June 1 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

African abortion rights in peril as pro-lifers fight to follow US example

Abortion rights campaigners fear negative knock-on after media leak says US court could overturn Roe v Wade ruling

By Andrew Cawthorne
3 min read

Come rain, wind or shine, Japan’s electric current will flow

Nation tests methods to harness energy in deep ocean currents, a more stable alternative to solar and wind power

By Erica Yokoyama
5 min read

Risk is big in Japan when you’re young, but forget it when you’re older

In a country that subscribes to children standing on their own two feet, its adults are surprisingly conservative

By Gearoid Reidy
4 min read

‘Top Gun’ fires a Cruise missile at Chinese leaders’ most sensitive spot

Tom Cruise’s character wears jacket featuring Taiwan flag, which is sure to anger China

By Bloomberg News
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Is my dog too cold? How cold is too cold for a walk? Here’s how to tell

As winter tightens its grip, here are a few pointers to help you keep your best friends comfortable

By Melissa Starling
4 min read

Green is not in yet in the fashion industry: sustainability report

Brands face pressure to show they are doing better on the environmental front, but they seem to be slacking

By Reuters
2 min read

Smear campaign: Mona Lisa takes the cake after off-the-wall attack

Da Vinci masterpiece unharmed after being slavered with cream in climate protest stunt

By Tassilo Hummel
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Matfield backs Bulls’ fans to tip quarterfinal

The Bok legend believes the Bulls, at home, will be too strong for the Sharks in Saturday’s URC quarterfinal

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
1 min read

Rahm seeks Muirfield redemption after title hopes derailed by Covid

The world No.2 came back strongly after withdrawing from the Memorial tournament last year to win US Open

By Frank Pingue
2 min read

Blast from the past: Tinkler on target for Bafana

Today in SA sports history: June 1

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE