Ramaphosa's energy plan Webinar banner

We'd like our readers to start paying for Daily Maverick

More specifically, we'd like those who can afford to pay to start paying. What it comes down to is whether or not you value Daily Maverick. Think of us in terms of your daily cappuccino from your favourite coffee shop. It costs around R35. That’s R1,050 per month on frothy milk. Don’t get us wrong, we’re almost exclusively fuelled by coffee. BUT maybe R200 of that R1,050 could go to the journalism that’s fighting for the country?

We don’t dictate how much we’d like our readers to contribute. After all, how much you value our work is subjective (and frankly, every amount helps). At R200, you get it back in Uber Eats and ride vouchers every month, but that’s just a suggestion. A little less than a week’s worth of cappuccinos.

We can't survive on hope and our own determination. Our country is going to be considerably worse off if we don’t have a strong, sustainable news media. If you’re rejigging your budgets, and it comes to choosing between frothy milk and Daily Maverick, we hope you might reconsider that cappuccino.

We need your help. And we’re not ashamed to ask for it.

Our mission is to Defend Truth. Join Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

Egypt to demine WWII desert and beaches for development...

Defend Truth

Egypt to demine WWII desert and beaches for development purposes

Egypt is to clear millions of World War Two mines in a $250 million demining project, to prepare a beach and desert area for tourism, energy and agriculture investments worth $10 billion. The opposing armies of the Second World War left behind a huge number of landmines and other dangerous ordnance near El Alamein, the site of a famous battle. The mined area lies along Egypt's Mediterranean coast, stretching towards the Libyan border. Most of Egypt’s 80 million people are crammed into a strip of land along the Nile valley and its fertile Delta. Now the government wants to develop other areas, such as the popular beach resorts on the Mediterranean. Officials plan to clear all mines in an area of about 248,000 hectares of coastline and desert hinterland within five or six years. Read more: Reuters, Demining Research

Gallery

Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted