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Monday, June 6 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

If Cyril can’t answer crucial queries, SA will be back in its 2010s hell

If Fraser’s allegations force him out of office, his faction will collapse and the state capture brigade will return

4 min read

Cellphone or R22m flag: what will define social compact in SA?

To tackle our ongoing misfortune our economic policies need to change, but do we have the appetite for this?

By PALI LEHOHLA
6 min read

OBITUARY | Long John Berks: mensch, change-maker, SA radio legend

The airwaves will be poorer without the veteran broadcaster’s recognisable voice keeping us entertained

By Robin Binckes
4 min read

Fight against patriarchy is far from over in ANC, says Eunice Mgcina

With only one woman voted into top leadership at Johannesburg regional conference, she voiced disappointment

3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Last harvest: sad day as inner city farm makes way for multipurpose centre

Mam Refiloe Molefe’s Bertrams Inner City Farm which feeds the needy will move 20km away to Eikenhof

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
6 min read

Property developers in legal tussle over iconic Durban high-rise

One side cancels sale because of ‘breach of contract’, while buyers pause deal on fears that sellers face liquidation

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

Early diagnosis of ADHD can nip drug dependency in the bud: study

The disorder is highly prevalent among patients seeking treatment for drug abuse, researchers say

2 min read

No driver’s licence? Who needs one when you’re the Queen

Little-known anecdotes and titbits about the longest-serving British monarch who celebrates her Platinum Jubilee

By Staff reporter
6 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

Let’s hope Dofmeyr learns to keep his beastly opinions to himself

SAHRC wants Steve Hofmeyr fined R500k for his comments about Disney+ and LGBTQ+ community promoting bestiality

By Sunday Times Daily
1 min read

Scammers will scam, but you have the info to dodge a bullet

It is a good feeling when readers and listeners get back to me on how my tips helped them prevent a crisis

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

Hunger in SA is becoming a major health crisis, with 27% of kids stunted

The number of malnourished overweight children has also grown -- to more than twice the global figure

By Irene Labuschagne
6 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — June 6 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read

West’s quest for a kumbaya moment will not avert a global catastrophe

Western nations have two options — throw their full support behind Ukraine or offer incentives for a peace treaty

By Pankaj Mishra
4 min read

China’s Covid-zero strategy ‘will fuel more harm than good’

By keeping people cut off from the virus, the country may make them more vulnerable once they’re exposed: expert

By Bloomberg News
2 min read

Will casting out swine see the world become a pearl?

A German man wants an anti-Semitic relief removed from a church, but what about using such artifacts to educate?

By Andreas Kluth
4 min read

Getting more mileage: Iranian artists-in-exile find a vehicle for protest

Sedan once gifted to a Romanian dictator puts an artistic spin on opposition to Tehran’s oppressive regime

By Bobby Ghosh
4 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Meet Sam, the rubbish superhero

A border collie is collecting garbage in a Santiago park, all the while educating people

By Rodrigo Gutierrez
1 min read

Stick your necks out, boys, or girls will trade yours in for longer ones

Recently unearthed fossils of a beast built for head-butting reveal the early evolution of giraffes’ necks

By Will Dunham
3 min read

Nothing awkward about saving orchids in a dwindling forest

As Malaysia’s forests disappear, a photographer has stepped in to save more than 2,000 plants, among them orchids

By Ebrahim Harris and Hasnoor Hussain
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Nienaber starts prepping for Bok season with camp in Pretoria

Bok coach calls up 17 players, including uncapped scrumhalf Grant Williams and prop Ntuthuko Mchunu

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter
3 min read

Coach promises more fireworks from ‘dynamite’ Swiatek

Since February, Iga Swiatek has won 35 consecutive matches, equalling Venus Williams’s unbeaten streak in 2000

By Sudipto Ganguly
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE