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Monday, June 27 2022

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

The Zondo report proves the state was a cash cow for thieves

Zuma was not a president, he was a gang leader, who along with his cronies stole tax payer’s money

4 min read

City of Joburg has taken everything from me, says whistle-blower’s son

City has not complied with R2.4m public protector’s order after dedicated public servant Lorraine Wilkinson’s death

Tankiso Makhetha
Investigative reporter
4 min read

US abortion reversal shows dangers of mixing religion, state and politics

The decision shows the danger of religious fundamentalism and its exercise of control over women is eerily Taliban-like

By Songezo Zibi
7 min read

Welcome to our customer service line. Press 1 to get assistance elsewhere

Too often I find myself helping a customer get the assistance they should have got the first time round

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist
4 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

News FREE

People join ANC just to get access to powerful positions: Thabo Mbeki

Shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday, Mbeki expresses concern at lack of renewal in the ANC

2 min read

Stuttering state-owned bus company collapses workers’ provident fund

North West Star bus service, operating in parts of Gauteng and North West, regularly pays its workers’ wages late

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter
4 min read

No teachers? Don’t worry, we won’t employ more, even though we have many

As schools cry out for educators, most state-funded graduates remain unemployed

Prega Govender
Journalist
4 min read
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1 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

EDITORIAL | When will the law stop failing GBV victims?

Besides the judiciary, police have an important role to play in protecting victims of gender based violence

3 min read

When ineptitude rules, gwara-gwara scenario deepens in Mzansi

Don’t blame Covid, fires, floods or fuel price hikes. The government is responsible for the worsening plight of the poor

By Pali Lehohla
6 min read

Reversing Roe - the US should start importing human rights rather than ...

The decision by the US Supreme Court to reverse abortion rights begs a serious question of judicial interpretation

Eusebius McKaiser
Contributor and analyst
8 min read

The Zulu royal family has come a long way with the Ankole cattle breed

One of the beasts belonging to Ramaphosa sold for a record price last week, but their elite status goes back centuries

By Nogwaja Zulu
3 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

Eye on the world — June 27 2022

Six of the best pictures of the day

0 min read

Fear and loathing as US states wade into the post-Roe cesspit

Some states have been lying in wait with tough penalties for anyone brave enough to provide abortion care

By Ella Ceron
6 min read

Are all bets off after US abortion ruling?

Opinion signals same-sex marriage, contraception at risk after abortion verdict

By Erik Larson and Emma Kinery
3 min read

Better than nothing: Biden signs gun law that brings in at least some curbs

White House ceremony marks biggest gun-safety step in a decade

By Jennifer Jacobs and Kate Queram
1 min read

Monkeypox outbreak is no cause for panic – yet, says WHO

The World Health Organisation has decided that the recent monkeypox outbreak is not a public health emergency

By Corinne Gretler
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

Why didn’t BMW bring out an M3 wagon sooner?

The M3 Touring wields an all-wheel drive, turbocharged, six-cylinder engine with a 3.0-litre displacement

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read

Sorry, Elon. Hyundai, Kia steal a yard on Tesla in the EV race

Tesla still sells far more cars, but Hyundai and Kia have made massive strides in a few short months

By Kyle Stock
4 min read

No Cannes do? Recession fears haunt communications and ad festival

Ad executives return to annual French Riviera party after two-year hiatus amid anxiety over economic outlook

By Ivan Levingston
2 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

Ledwaba goes down swinging after losing Safa presidential election

‘I will not rest until Danny Jordaan is out of football,’ promises former vice-president

Marc Strydom
Journalist
3 min read

Well done, Pumas, but does the Currie Cup have a future?

With the big franchises focusing on Europe, perhaps its time for a new, incentivised competition for smaller unions

By Gavin Rich
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE