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3 December 2016 06:36 (South Africa)
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Pistorius bail hearing: Defence emerges on top after roller-coaster day

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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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Video: Street Talk – Let’s talk about Sex

By Street Talk
Photo: A patient lies in bed at the Hillcrest Aids Centre in Durban, South Africa, 01 December 2011.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to Editor: When you watch those closest to you die

By Daily Maverick

Interview: 60 minutes with Beezy Bailey

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Water cascading over hands, by SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget via Flickr

Op-Ed: Are the poor invisible casualties of contaminated water?


Born a Crime: Trevor Noah’s journey past the scars and the stars

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Marc Lottering (Baxter Theatre)

#Hashtag Marc Lottering: A self-made man sweating the small stuff that matters

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A photograph made available on 04 December 2014 and dated 24 September 2014 shows dry soil on the Hakskeenpan, Northern Cape of South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-E News: The Dirt-Eaters – a stressful and dangerous addiction for many women


Theatre review: Tease! has a pleasing lack of sleaze

By Lesley Stones

Theatre review: Johnny Boskak is Feeling Funny is tight and relentless

By Lesley Stones
Photo credit: Thomas Jarrett (UCT), based on data from the 2MASS Photometric Redshift catalogue (Bilicki et al. 2014) and the All-Sky Milky Way Panorama (Mellinger 2009).

A giant leap for astronomy, another giant leap for South Africa

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Leonard Cohen performs on stage in Loerrach, Germany, 25 July 2008. EPA/ROLF HAID

Leonard Cohen: The secular mystic who knew the dice are eternally loaded

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Glass of Bubbles, by Peppered Jane via Flickr

Health-E News: Diet Denialism and Big Soda

Photo: US President Barack Obama (L) jokes with South African President Jacob Zuma, who was talking on the phone, during a luncheon during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 28 September 2015. The General Debate runs through 03 October 2015.  EPA/CHIP SOMODEVILLA

Missed Call: Rica registration ‘useless’ for crime prevention purposes

By Heidi Swart
Photo: A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures towards a protester as Trump speaks during an airport campaign stop in Millington, Tennessee February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Karen Pulfer Focht

Tombstone Blues: On the other side of Trump

By Kevin Bloom
Photos: Mariola Biela.

Theatre review: Honeyman’s ‘Robin Hood’ panto is the sparkiest for years

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Jonathan Cranston poses with a wildebeest for a photo taken in a South African game reserve earlier this year. In 2013 he contracted zoonotic TB, probably from wildebeest he was working with that year. (Photo supplied by Jonathan Cranston)

Health-E: The Vet and the Wildebeest

Main photo: Eleven-year-old jockey Siyawandisa Gibson won two races at the Eastern Cape Amateur Horse Racing Association Championships. Photos by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp: ‘I look at my horse and I feel well’

By GroundUp
Main photo: Horses and their jockeys race for the finish line in Butterworth, Eastern Cape. Photos by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp: Horse racing in the Eastern Cape – ‘The fastest growing sport in the country’

By GroundUp
Photo: Hlengewi Mthembu massages the hands of her husband Nkosinathi at their home in Esikhawini township, near Empangani, in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province October 13, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

TB drugs: When it’s the red tape that’s deadly

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa reacts during the women's 800m semi finals of the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Intersecting Oppression: Locating Gender within #FeesMustFall

By Mandipa Ndlovu & Faranaaz Vraagom

Review: Annie – We think you’re gonna like it here

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Books Bob Dylan are on display at the bookstore Donner in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 14 October 2016. Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy announced in Stockholm on 13 October 2016. EPA/LEX VAN LIESHOUT

A tribute to Bobby D

By Ross Harvey
Photo: Cover of Dylan's The times they are a-changin'

It’s alright, Ma: Bob Dylan redeems modern literature

By Kevin Bloom
NB Photos are stills from the film. Noem My Skollie was produced by David Max Brown and Moshidi Motshegwa (Maxi-D Productions) in association with M-Net, kykNET the NFVF and the DTI, and distributed by Ster Kinekor Entertainment. It is directed by Daryne Joshua. Twitter: @noemmyskollie

A Skollie Good Show: Meet John W. Fredericks, the man who sold words for safety

By Marelise van der Merwe

Theatre review: It’s more than a hoot – it’s a classic

By Lesley Stones

Theatre review: Keyboard Killers will, um, slay you

By Lesley Stones

Review: The World According to Zille

Photo: Silent protesters stand in front of President Jacob Zuma during his speech at the official announcement of the results for the 2016 local government elections. They held signs against gender based violence, 10 years after Zuma was acquitted on rape charges. (Greg Nicolson)

Rape Culture: The bunch of flowers between abuses

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photos: Mariola Biela.

Theatre Review: Acceptance wades into emotive territory

By Lesley Stones