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26 June 2017 14:22 (South Africa)
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New single-dose drug could help wipe out malaria

  • Marelise van der Merwe
    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: Zamble Lou Irie Sabine, 28 years, holds her three month old child Yao Melvin, under a mosquito net in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 24 April 2017. World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to recognize the global efforts to control Malaria, it was established in May 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  EPA/LEGNAN KOULA
Photo by Nomboniso Gasa.

Op-Ed: Opulence and Emptiness of the Gupta Family’s Shrimad Bhagwat Katha

By Nomboniso Gasa & Roshnie Moonsammy
Photo: Planet Earth by Pixnio.

Just Google It: The SA web app that could turn ecological research into a safe, cheap desk job

By Marelise van der Merwe

Alibi, Ep 8: SA podcast concludes with finding a lawyer to help, a cop to tell his story and a prison warder to argue for our guy’s innocence

By Paul McNally

Street Talk: Interracial Relationships (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Water cascading over a pair of hands. (Mike R. Manzano via Flickr)

Op-Ed: The contrition clause of parole

By Ruth Hopkins

AmaBookaBooka: Seed Thief Steals Hearts (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Book review: Mamphela Ramphele’s ‘Dreams, Betrayal and Hope’

By Rebecca Davis
Main photo: fokofopolisiekar’s Wynand Myburgh spits water on to the crowd at Shimmy Beach Club. Photo: Shaun Swingler

Fokofpolisiekar: Sober, older, but still with as much spunk and relevance as before

By Antoinette Muller
Photo by Delyth Angharad via Flickr.

Putting land at the heart of radical economic transformation – a perspective from the ground

By Sithandiwe Yeni

AmaBookaBooka: From activist to author to seeker of hidden skeletons (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Street Talk: #ZumaMustFall (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: An elephant in Timbavati (Photo by Mr D via Flickr)

Dear Don Pinnock: No Timbavati ‘100-pounder’ elephant hunt

By Simon Espley
Photo: Elephants in Timbavati Game Reserve, 2 Jan 2013. Photo by Maureen Barlin via Flickr

Dear Simon Espley: Let’s talk elephants and fake reporting

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Karin Schimke winner of the  the prestigious Ingrid Jonker Prize is this week's guest on Amabookabooka.

AmaBookaBooka: Poetry in Commotion (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Street Talk: Youth, activating for change (Video)

By Street Talk

Letter to the Editor: The right to reproductive health – Government and journalists need to do better

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A Western Cape High Court judgment has taken a step towards decriminalising dagga use, but it is still illegal for small-scale Eastern Cape dagga farmers to grow their crops. Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Understanding Judge Davis’s dope judgment

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africans react to the ruling legalizing Cannabis outside the Cape High Court in Cape Town, South Africa, 31 March 2017. The Western Cape High Court 31 March 2017 ruled it will allow people to possess, cultivate and use Cannabis at home. The law that made it illegal has been removed. Parliament has 24 months to write it into statute. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

The Cannabis Chronicles: Peace, Love, Respect

By Kevin Bloom

Theatre review: The Play That Goes (perfectly) Wrong

By Lesley Stones

Alibi, Ep 5: A deep look at how a man was tortured… to figure out if he was innocent of murder (Podcast)

By Paul McNally
Photo: Doctor Ewelina Krol from the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdansk and the Medical University of Gdansk during her work in the university laboratory in Gdansk, Poland, 04 October 2016. EPA/ADAM WARZAWA

Op-Ed: In an age of Zika and a threat of biochemical terror, health security must be everybody’s concern

By Wilmot James
Photo: Ahmed Kathrada with the author at Robben Island, May 2016 (Jeffrey Abrahams)

Op-Ed: Ahmed Kathrada’s lesson endures

By Kerry Kennedy
Photo: Adventurer Chris Bertish returns to his home city, Cape Town, after setting his transatlantic record. (Mark Sampson)

Interview: Chris Bertish, motivational dynamo and superhuman

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Lawrence Tomlinson talking to the author in Garforth, Leeds. Photo: Greg Mills

An answer to the fourth industrial revolution

By Greg Mills

amaBookaBooka: From pavement to published author (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Viewers look upon a portrait of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada during the burial procession at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 March 2017. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

“Chaps, this is goodbye”

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Theatre Review: 'The Echo of a Noise' is quietly poignant

Theatre Review: ‘The Echo of a Noise’ is quietly poignant

By Lesley Stones

Theatre Review: ‘El Blanco’ is theatre at its simplest

By Lesley Stones
Main photo: Bridget Hilton-Barber

AmaBookaBooka: The activist and the ‘Olive Branch’ (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka