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31 August 2016 06:15 (South Africa)
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'Hit or be hit': the sport where women rule the rink

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    Rebecca Davis

    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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Main photo: A technician holds one of the panels before it comes off of the new fabrication line. Dr Vivian Alberts and his team have created the first wholly African designed and built solar panels at their facility in Stellenbosch. (Jeffrey Barbee/Alliance

Africa’s Only Solar Panel Manufacturer Shines Brightly

By Jeffrey Barbee
Photo: Lesoko Seabe and Pope Jerrod as Lena and Kevin in a scene from Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park (Photo by The Fugard)

Theatre review: Clybourne Park – the lighter side of history, race and property

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Andrew M via Flickr

Health-e News: Beverage industry pours money into fighting sugar tax

Photo: Siphe Mzaidume. (EUGENE COETZEE/Daily Dispatch)

It’s just NOT cricket: Death threats stalk Daily Maverick reporter

By Antoinette Muller

Theatre review: Ubu and the Truth Commission is epic and uncomfortable

By Lesley Stones

Podcast: First Person, Ep. 04 – Backyard Addiction

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Trapped in Shadows, by Helen Harrop, via Flickr

Health-E News: Mission impossible? Replacing abuse with empathy

Photo by Herbstrose via Flickr.

Letter to the Editor: 'Keep calm and eat meat', by Ivo Vegter

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter

Thirty years of Graceland: How Paul Simon and the SA music industry created a masterpiece

By J Brooks Spector

‘Hashtag Lottering!’: A riot of wit and wisdom

By Lesley Stones

Written on the Soul: Sylvia Vollenhoven on being coloured and listening to ancestral voices

By Marianne Thamm
Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas crosses the finish line to win the women's 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 August 2016. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

While you were sleeping: 17 August 2016

By John Stupart
I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change runs at Montecasino Theatre until 4 September. Tickets from Computicket.

Theatre review: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

By Lesley Stones
Photo by Simon Cocks via Flickr.

Health-E News: A weighty and taxing issue – the deadline for responding to plans for a sugar tax is around the corner


Review: Get ready for the new ‘normal’

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Emily Hobhouse (artwork by Ruan Huisamen)

A woman out of time: New biography gloriously restores Emily Hobhouse’s place in history

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: GCIS's Day of Action Against Rape, 11 Feb 2013 (GCIS)

Health-E News: Rape example in text book shows systemic flaws


Theatre review: A show about nothing, yet everything

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Protesters at the AIDS2016 Conference in Durban highlighted Gilead Science’s pricing of its hepatitis C drug Sofosbuvir. Photo: Liz McGregor

GroundUp: Anger at huge price tag for life-saving medicine

By GroundUp

Podcast: First Person, Ep. 03 – Fifty Shades of OK

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Danielle O’Neill

Theatre: Van Graan and Richards pay back the funny – and the curry

By Lesley Stones

Weapon of Mass Instruction: Apartheid SA’s nuclear arsenal in mixed media

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: @AdolfHitler

Trolls of the Third Reich: They live among us

By Tony Jackman
Photo: Ashley Kriel and the poster for Action Kommandant.

Ashley Kriel: The struggle of memory against forgetting

By Marelise van der Merwe
Main photo: Monica demonstrates how she used to set the mood with a suitable soundtrack. (Photo: Jayne Morgan)

Podcast: First Person, Ep 02 – The Granny on a Magic Mushroom Mission

By Marianne Thamm
Photos: Crepuscule at the Victoria Theatre, July 08, at the 2016 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa. Adapted from Can Themba’s short story, Crepuscule is a fictional interpretation of Themba’s real life love affair with a white woman, Jean Hart, during the 1950s. Photo: CuePix / Jane Berg.

Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Crepuscule, a Triumph for Sophiatown, memory of Can Themba and the Drum era

By Tony Jackman
Photo by Luca Rosatto via Flickr.

Health-E News: If you you are sane, you need to read this

Main photo, (left to right): Daniel Mpilo Richards performs in the fringe comedy show Pay Back The Curry at the National Arts Festival, 3 July 2016.  Photo: Cue/Dani O’Neill; Chanje Kunda performs in Amsterdam at The Hanger, July 06, at the 2016 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa. Photo: CuePix / Jane Berg; Fiona Ramsay in the solo production of, Blond Poison, on 04 July 2016 in the National arts festival, in the Hanger, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Photo:CuePix/Megan Moore)

Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Naked in the solo spotlight

By Tony Jackman
Main photo: The Karoo Moose, The Inconvenience of Wings, The Keeper of the Kumm. (By Cue)

Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Digging Deep – parallel quests to understand ourselves as human beings

By Tony Jackman