Wearing our brains on our sleeve.
25 March 2017 03:47 (South Africa)

Chilean miners get cigarettes - but no alcohol

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The 33 miners trapped underground in Chile have convinced authorities to supply them with cigarettes - although the group will be restricted to two boxes of cigarettes a week. Nasa was against the idea, owing to ventilation issues, but officials caved in to the miners repeated demands after the ventilation was improved. However, their calls for alcohol are still falling on deaf ears. The rescue of the miners, who have been stuck underground for more than a month, may be be achieved only by Christmas.  Read more: The Guardian via the M&G

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles





Do Not Miss

Daily Maverick has suspended comments on the site. Until the interwebs figures out a better way to deal with the naughty kids in the class, the space for your comments is on our Facebook page and the Twitterverse.

Alternatively, you are welcome to send a letter to the editor.