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Tuesday, June 7 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

Cyril saga: how can we know the lie of the land when everyone is lying?

It might sound like I’m advocating apathy on the robbery, but I argue it’s a way to keep ourselves a little bit safer

Tom Eaton
Columnist
4 min read
Ideas FREE

And then there were none: an ode to the Thembisa 10

Oh where are those 10 darling tots? It’s one year on and we’ve seen them not

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
5 min read

Jacob Zuma’s daughter to serve on ANC regional executive committee

The election of Thuthukile Zuma comes amid speculation that she’s eyeing the ANCYL treasurer-general position

4 min read

Help! Mkhwebane turns to African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The public protector says her personal integrity is in ‘imminent danger’ and she seeks R50m in compensation

By Franny Rabkin
3 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

Water politics will drown out race conflicts: alarmed researcher

Municipalities, especially in the Karoo, will face hostilities from residents that could lead to social instability

4 min read
News FREE

Sales of sought-after KZN North Coast properties take a nose dive

The recent floods and devastation have affected sales, but estate agents are confident the area will rise again

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
4 min read

Burst the banks: ‘drought-fearful’ farmer in hot water for illegal dam

A Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal, farmer has been ordered to demolish a dam he was not authorised to build

2 min read

Get out of jail card: Robben Island to welcome boats, boots to fill coffers

A new business plan for the island is good news for visitors and the venue, which receives little state funding

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter
4 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

How can cops work without power, water, cars?

It is unacceptable that top brass are not providing necessary support and resources for police to carry out their duties

2 min read

Covid leaves pupils far behind in maths, language

Comparing 2019 results with those of 2021 shows pupils are up to 70% of a year behind in language and 106% in maths

By URSULA HOADLEY and Jaamia Galant
5 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — June 7 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
1 min read

Western sanctions fatigue and economic ‘bombs’ play into Putin’s hands

The former have not deterred the Russian president and cracks in the West’s ‘united’ front are not helping economies

By Lionel Laurent
4 min read

After the deluge: historic Bangladesh mosques feel creep of climate change

More funding needed as World Heritage Sites around the world are being destroyed by changing weather patterns

By Mosabber Hossain
3 min read

Musk’s ultimatum triggers Tesla’s ‘own local Great Resignation’

Talent pool has taken CEO’s threat of job cuts as a challenge, and some tech firms have been quick to swoop

By Hyunjoo Jin
4 min read

This is how you get out of a sticky situation: less addictive apps

New trend as internet services such as Wordle and BeReal ditch the dopamine model that made trillions for Big Tech

By Parmy Olson
6 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Car-spotting in law-abiding, pothole-less Seville

In the Spanish city it’s about practicality, not status, and the courteous drivers stop at pedestrian crossings

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
3 min read

How ‘Stranger Things’ and TikTok are running Kate Bush classic up charts

‘Running Up That Hill’ has been in the UK’s Top 10 charts and is set to become Australia’s number one single

By D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye
4 min read

Hellier’s bells! Unique 1679 Stradivari violin could fetch up to R170m

The ‘finest inlaid violin ever made by Stradivari’ will go under the hammer as part of Christie’s Exceptional Sale

By Lucy Towers
1 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Sport FREE

Injuries give Stormers’ coach an Ulster ahead of semifinals

Stormers will have to dig deep into centre reserves for Saturday’s clash in Cape Town

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
2 min read

Caf hits back at Mosimane’s ‘baseless’ comments

The Al Ahly coach is upset after having to play the Champions League final on Wydad Casablanca’s home turf

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read

I will play at Wimbledon if my body allows me to, says Nadal

Tim Henman believes the calendar Grand Slam will motivate the Spaniard to keep going

By JULIEN PRETOT
3 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE