First Thing, Daily Maverick's flagship newsletter

Join the 230 000 South Africans who read First Thing newsletter.

A South African Hero: You

There’s a 99.7% chance that this isn’t for you. Only 0.3% of our readers have responded to this call for action.

Those 0.3% of our readers are our hidden heroes, who are fuelling our work and impacting the lives of every South African in doing so. They’re the people who contribute to keep Daily Maverick free for all, including you.

We need so many more of our readers to join them. The equation is quite simple: the more members we have, the more reporting and investigations we can do, and the greater the impact on the country. We are inundated with tip-offs; we know where to look and what to do with the information when we have it – we just need the means to help us keep doing this work.

Be part of that 0.3%. Be a Maverick. Be a Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

Google set to stop rerouting from Chinese site

Defend Truth

Google set to stop rerouting from Chinese site

Google has announced that it will no longer automatically redirect all visitors to its page to Google's licence for operating in China, which allows it to redirect users from its Chinese page to the Hong Kong version, will expire on Wednesday, and is not likely to be renewed unless the internet search firm stops its redirection policy. Read more: Reuters


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