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Thursday, June 2 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

OPINION | Why are ConCourt justices silent on Mkhwebane’s SMS probe?

New evidence to support public protector’s suggestion of a leak is at best flimsy, at worst speculative conjecture

By Franny Rabkin
10 min read

Bishops incident proves children are pawns in parents’ racist game

Just as charity begins at home, so too does the ingraining of racist and elitist attitudes

5 min read

Petrol prices are fuelling Zuma nostalgia, so let’s crunch the numbers

His fans are using the hikes to rank him above Ramaphosa, cherry-picking facts and ignoring the rand’s endless tumble

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read

Finally, proper inquest 53 years after imam tortured to death

Abdullah Haron died after 123 days’ solitary confinement and torture, but apartheid officials said he fell down stairs

By David Forbes
10 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

Jeff Radebe to probe disputed ANC Ekurhuleni conference

Mzwandile Masina and TK Nciza accused of sidelining branches that did not support them

3 min read

KZN double-murder accused were ‘dodgy and unusual’ in store: witness

Court hears how alleged killers used bank card of botanist to buy a drone, two-way radios and other valuables

Orrin Singh
Reporter
7 min read
News FREE

Kulula, BA planes grounded at short notice after a sale day. Now what?

Flight suspension announcement on same day as 30% off Kulula ticket price sale

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
6 min read

Let’s hope the Russia-Ukraine war doesn’t spill onto a Cape Town quay

‘Unnecessarily provocative Transnet decision’ sees ships from the countries docked next to each other at repair quay

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

The way we treat our children must be a determined, ongoing undertaking

It’s Child Protection Week, but let’s shift the timeline to ensure our young people are always protected

2 min read
Ideas FREE

I’m not journeying anywhere or risking anything, but I’ll read the books

From Elon Musk’s risks to Saray Khumalo’s mountains and much more, this is what I’m curling up with in winter

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Is it Usain Bolt? A fleeing Gupta? No! It’s the savannah’s super speeder

The cheetah, the fastest land animal, can reach 100km an hour in about the same time as a Formula One car

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — June 2 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

Africa scrambles to get refineries running again as oil price soars

Despite billions in reserves, lack of investment in facilities has shuttered many, with countries relying on imports

By Wendell Roelf, Julia Payne and Bate Felix
6 min read

Oz aims to give voice to indigenous people, but it won’t be plain sailing

Labor makes bold changes, but enshrining a permanent voice will mean constitutional changes requiring a referendum

By Sybilla Gross
4 min read

Over 70 years and 14 prime ministers, Queen Elizabeth has seen it all

As the queen nears the end of her reign, it raises the question: how will Prince Charles compare?

By Emily Ashton
6 min read

A tall story: Saudi Arabia has $500bn plans for world’s largest buildings

Prince’s Neom mega-project sees parallel skyscrapers make up a linear city linked by underground hyper-speed rail

By Vivian Nereim
3 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Should you feed child guests dinner? No, let them starve

What #Swedengate tells us about food culture and social expectations

By Timothy Heffernan
4 min read

‘Much remains to be done’: Greece tries to go the distance on LGBTQ+ rights

It last month banned so-called conversion therapy for minors, a small but significant step in a long journey

By Renee Maltezou and Deborah Kyvrikosaios
3 min read

I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed because I’m going to fetch R3.9m

A rare first edition ‘Harry Potter’ book, with mistakes and signed by JK Rowling, will soon go under the hammer

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

The PSL urgently needs competition, not another procession by Downs

After winning the league by 16 points, Sundowns need to be put under more pressure by Chiefs and Pirates

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
6 min read

No need to dazzle in the playoffs when dour will do

La Rochelle proved Leinster are beatable in Champions Cup final. Hopefully SA teams have noted how they did it

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Could benching Bok game-breakers break the international game?

Springbok legends Victor Matfield and Joel Stransky are puzzled by some of coach Jacques Nienaber’s selections

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Blast from the past: Proteas bungle it against Bangladesh

Today in SA sports history: June 2

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE