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13 February 2016 21:05 (South Africa)
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Sustain our Africa: From maggots to marketing

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    Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to South Africa in 2011 to write for the Daily Maverick, which has been a magnificilious decision.  

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Photo: Eskom's electric pylons are pictured in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Eskom is beyond the tipping point. What's next?

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: A shopper makes her selection at a grocery store in Johannesburg July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Report: Damaging SABS directive is seen as a commercially-driven racket

By CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
Photo: Radiant Johannesburg by Pascal Parent via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Government needs private sector to refresh SA Connect

By MARIAN SHINN
Photo: Electricity pylons are seen near Arnot Power Station's cooling towers, east of Middelburg in Mpumalanga province, September 8 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

NERSA hearings: Thousands oppose Eskom’s price increases

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: Koeberg Nuclear Station (Photo by Jim Sher via Flickr)

Westinghouse opposes Eskom, Areva appeal to Constitutional Court, and lodges counter appeal

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: Vineyards sit beneath hills at a farm near Stellenbosch, in the country's wine producing region, South Africa, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

South African wines could be smoked out by fire and lack of rain

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Desert Leader by Hamed Saber, via Flickr

Op-Ed: Are non-profit leaders different from business leaders?

By Shelagh Gastrow
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Vinny Lingham's new Civic

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at City Hall in New York, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

President Michael Bloomberg: Is America ready for an independent in the White House?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A shopkeeper counts out change above her cash box at her shop in Hillcrest, west of Durban, South Africa, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Op-Ed: Let’s get the economy going

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), attends the session 'Where Is the Chinese Economy Heading?' of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich

A new head for the IMF. Same as it ever was.

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: Cannabis plants are pictured in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

The Cannabis Chronicles: Marijuana activism scores, Big Pharma equalises

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Beach goers walk in front of the Koeberg power facility in Cape Town, South Africa 21 January 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

A very tender process: Eskom Koeberg contract ruled “unlawful”

By A CLARKE & C YELLAND
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Netflix goes live in South Africa

By News24
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma looks up from his phone call to shake hands with U.S. President Barack Obama during a luncheon at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

South Africa still working on US trade conditions as deadline expires

By Reuters
Photo: Lyft co-founders John Zimmers (L) and Logan Green speak on stage during a Founders Stories session at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 in San Francisco, California September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

GM & Lyft set out self-driving car partnership, $500 million investment

By Reuters
Photo: Cars are seen at the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee November 4, 2015. Volkswagen told NHTSA that it would recall about 92,000 vehicles, which are some 2015 and 2016 models of Jetta, Passat, Golf and Beetle, in the United States. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Volkswagen faces billions in penalties as US sues for environment violations

By Reuters
Photo: A file picture dated 20 November 2003 shows the P-26 platform of Brazilian petroleum company Petrobras, anchored 175 km from the shores of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where one hundred thousand oil barrels are extracted per day. EPA/MARCELO SAYAO

Big oil to cut investment again in 2016

By Reuters
Photo: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses delegates during the launch of the Windows 10 operating system in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Microsoft to warn email users of suspected hacking by governments

By Reuters
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Twitter clarifies rules on banned content, abusive behaviour

By Reuters
Photo: Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid.

Wall Street in 2016: What could possibly go wrong?

By Reuters
Photo: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 10th East Asia Summit, at the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 22, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

India says closing in on Westinghouse deal to build 6 nuclear reactors

By Reuters
Photo: Coal is loaded onto a truck at the Woestalleen colliery near Middleburg in Mpumalanga province, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

COP21 and South Africa’s impending Coal Cliff

By Dirk de Vos
South Africa's Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan gestures during a media briefing after he was reappointed to the position on Sunday night by President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria, South Africa December 14, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Moody's sees Brazil 'perfect storm', vows patience on South Africa

By Reuters
Photo by Shaun Swingler.

Right of Response: When facts are also casualties – ABI and the Daily Maverick

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Members of Golekane! prepare to march at an anti-corruption rally in downtown Johannesburg in September 2015. Their banner reads, "SABMiller/ABI Killer: down with BEE lies, owner-driver scam." Photo credit: Shaun Swingler.

Casualties of Cola: THE MOVEMENT

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
Photo: Bartender serves a beer produced by brewing company SAB Miller at a bar in Cape Town, September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Casualties of Cola: ORIGINS

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
Abengoa’s 50 MW Khi Solar One tower-type concentrated solar power plant in the Northern Cape. [Credit: EE Publishers]

Op-Ed: How sustainable is the business of renewable energy?

By CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
Moses Mkhondo’s framed tableau of the perfect South African village.

Casualties of Cola: Outsourcing, Exploitation and the New Reality Of Work

By Daily Maverick Chronicle