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21 January 2017 17:13 (South Africa)
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Daily Maverick Interview: The makers of ‘Coloured Mentality’

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    Marelise van der Merwe

    Marelise van der Merwe writes about anything and everything. After she studied, and then studied some more, and then studied a bit more, she spent some years writing, editing, researching and teaching, before becoming production editor at the Daily Maverick. After a couple more years keeping vampire hours in order to bring you each shiny new edition (you’re welcome) she ventured into the daylight to write features. She still blinks in the sunlight.

Photo: Sarah Summers and Kelly-Eve Koopman (Photo by Kristen van Niekerk)
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Art and Outrage: National Gallery under attack

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Charles Feeney – Atlantic Philanthropies Founding Chairman (Atlantic)

Giving While Living : Chuck Feeney’s role in this world

By Shelagh Gastrow
Photo credit: Amy Green

Health-e News: DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo by Frank Carman via Flickr.

2017, First Thoughts: Towards a Government of Poets

By Mark Heywood
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Theatre Review: Spark, Skill & Intrigue – Blonde Poison

By Lesley Stones
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‘Nessie’ resurfaces, 78 years later: Have you seen this monster?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Miriam Makeba as Joyce and and Dan Poho as Popcorn in the original production of King Kong. (Photo courtesy of The Fugard)

King Kong lives again: Iconic 1950s musical revival set to be highlight on SA 2017 cultural calendar

By Marianne Thamm
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Podcast: Hilton Schilder’s Catheter Symphony 

By SOUND AFRICA
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Podcast: Devil in Joburg

By SOUND AFRICA
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Podcast: The Boy Who Didn’t Die

By SOUND AFRICA
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Podcast: African Space

By SOUND AFRICA
Photo: Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Hollywood mourns 'Star Wars' icon Carrie Fisher

By AFP
Photo: A file picture dated 26 June 2007 shows British recording artist George Michael performing on stage during a concert at the Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. According to reports on late 25 December 2016, British popstar George Michael has died peacefully at home at the age of 53, his publicist has announced. EPA/EVERT ELZINGA

George Michael dies aged 53

By AFP
Photo: John Matisonn.

Letter to Editor: My apology to Justice Yacoob and all unsighted people

By John Matisonn
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Elephant Dawn: The high cost of hanging out with elephants

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Is this what the world felt like at the end of 1968?

By Tony Jackman
Photo: Ruth and Seretse Khama with now President of Botswana Ian Khama and his elder sister Jackie.

Op-Ed: The Ruth Khama I knew

By Sue Grant-Marshall
Main photo: Pomponette beach. (Photo by activists).

Beach Grabs: Protests in the Mauritian Paradise

By Carien du Plessis
Main photo: Lilla Fleischmann as Annie. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze)

Theatre: The iconic Annie the musical is back, still brilliant, still relevant

By Marianne Thamm
All photos by Shaun Swingler.

Health-E News: Taxi drivers fuelled by caffeine and sugar

By HEALTH-E NEWS
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Theatre Review: Sherlock Holmes – utter nonsense of the most delightful kind

By Lesley Stones
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In the shadow of Fidel: Music to die for – Los Frikis, Cuba’s macabre free electric band

By Chris du Plessis
Main photo: National Youth Orchestra at the Moses Mabhida Stadium (Photo by Xavier Vahed)

Op-Ed: The orchestra is in our blood

By Sophia Welz
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Theatre Review: Cirque Éloize iD – almost too much to watch

By Lesley Stones
Main photo: The lost mariners – Anthony Murray, Reginald “Reg” Robertson, Jaryd Payne.

Bigger Than The Weather II: The corporate cover-up goes deeper

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Thousands of South Africans protest in support of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) global call to action on tuberculosis and HIV/Aids in Cape Town, South Africa 08 November 2007. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Living with HIV: A young man tells his story

By Daily Maverick
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Health-e News: My Life as a Transgender Man

By HEALTH-E NEWS
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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