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27 May 2016 12:20 (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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Analysis: SA’s Department of Energy in a quandary as SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection

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The profit motive: What Singapore can teach Pretoria about development

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