Editor’s Note: Loose fags and incomparable Sinead

Sinead O’Connor... who will forget her haunting Nothing Compares 2 U?

Sinead O’Connor... who will forget her haunting Nothing Compares 2 U?

Published Jul 29, 2023


Many’s the singer or group remembered for a single song.

Think Black and Wonderful Life, Berlin and Take My Breath Away.

With Sinead O’Connor it was the haunting Nothing Compares 2 U, which a new generation will hopefully discover after the troubled singer's death this week. See Page 19 for a tribute.

Sticking with the arts, Glenwood painter Ashling McCarthy shows she is just as comfortable with a typewriter as a paintbrush, releasing the second in a series of thrillers centred in the murky world of poaching. Wendy Jasson da Costa gets into her head on Page 6.

The Hilton Arts Festival is set to get under way in just a few weeks, and Frank Chemaly has taken a lot of the guesswork out of choosing what to watch. Drama, comedy, music or film, he has you covered. Turn to Page 7 for his picks.

In Personal Finance today, Martin Hesse reminds us not to be too hasty in going under debt review if in financial difficulty. He takes you through a number of alternatives you should consider before taking the plunge.

On the Opinion page (Page 10), Prof Bheki Mngomezulu explores the possibilities of an IFP-DA coalition on the results of elections in KZN, arguing that a joint venture is more likely to topple the ANC than parties going it alone.

And on the opposite page, new legislation could end the sale of loose cigarettes, a staple of pavement vendors. Perhaps we’ll soon see individually packaged fags to comply with the law.