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26 June 2017 22:41 (South Africa)
Life, etc

South African ‘Serial’ podcast – we visit the supermarket and stand exactly where the two victims were murdered (Episode 3)

  • Paul McNally
    Paul McNally

    Paul McNally is a journalist living in Johannesburg. He is the founding director of The Citizen Justice Network, an award-winning media initiative that develops journalism in under-reported areas in local languages. McNally produces feature articles and narrative radio documentaries for Wits Journalism on criminal justice. He is a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard. The Street: Exposing a World of Cops, Bribes and Drug Dealers is his first book.


Review: The Chocolate Case, the Netherlands’ answer to child slavery

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: A handout photo made available by European Southern Observatory, ESO, on 08 March 2017, showing an artist's impression what the very distant young galaxy A2744_YD4 might look like. Observations using ALMA have shown that this galaxy, seen when the Universe was just 4 per cent of its current age, is rich in dust. Such dust was produced by an earlier generation of stars and these observations provide insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars in the Universe. EPA

Daily Maverick Interview: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxies

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Street Talk: Power, strength & dignity, Part 4 (Final Video)

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Portrait of the Artist as a Guilty Man: Zwelethu Mthethwa a murderer, court rules

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Photo: Sam Cowen

AmaBookaBooka: A literary feast available at an ear near you (Podcast)

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Photo by Global Panorama via Flickr.

The Human Trafficking Act: Is it doing the job?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Alpha, via Flickr.

Health-e News: Diabetes moves up the Killer Charts


Street Talk: Power, strength & dignity, Part 2 (Video)

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Photo: Siphenathi Mayekiso, Mncedisi Shabangu and Charton George in Marat/Sade. (Photo: Oscar O’Ryan)

Theatre Review: Marat/Sade, a visceral and enduring collision of history, theatre and politics

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: There are only about 25 to 30 super tuskers in the world and all in Africa. (Don Pinnock)

Timbavati risks tourist backlash to hunt a super tusker

By Don Pinnock
Photo: David Goldblatt (Sally Shorkend for Empire magazine)

Analysis: Is South Africa doing enough to prevent heritage flight?

By Rebecca Davis

Health-e News: One small step closer for breast cancer drug


South African 'Serial' podcast starts with a bloody ‘90s heist and ramps up from there

By Paul McNally

Theatre Review: From Koe’siestes to Kneidlach – it’s funny for sure

By Lesley Stones

Let the mind games begin: SA’s newest ‘sports’ aim for the stars

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Review: ‘Age of Consequences’ takes climate change into the war zone

By Marelise van der Merwe

Change is here: Shake-up at the 2017 Annual SA Eco Film Festival

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Main photo: (L-R) Mahershala Ali (Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight), Emma Stone (Actress in a Leading Role for La La Land), Viola Davis (Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences) and Casey Affleck (Actor in a Leading Role for Manchester by the Sea) pose in the press room during the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 26 February 2017. EPA/PAUL BUCK

Oscars 2017: A whimper that ended with a bang

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A dog looks down an alleyway between shack homes in Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: The inequality gap and its impact on health


Street Talk: My first time (Video)

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Theatre Review: Vaslav, a stark and beautiful work

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Op-Ed: Live Art 2017 reflects the crises that are besetting the world

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Op-Ed: Life Esidimeni Tragedy not an Aberration


Video: Street Talk – Sugar Daddies

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Photo: South African members of the Cape Minstrel bands attend the annual Tweede Nuwe Yaar (second new year) carnival through the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, 02 January 2017. This yearly parade dates back to the mid 19th century when the slaves in Cape Town were granted by their colonial masters one day off in the year. To celebrate, groups would dress up as minstrels, waving parasols, strumming banjos, making music, dancing and parading from the District Six area through to the city centre. Many of the songs still sung today date back to the 1800s. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

South African Culture Guides and the art of Alternative Facts

By Rebecca Davis
Main photo: Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and his wife Noma. (Greg Nicolson)

2017 Sona’s State of Fashion: A subdued spectacle

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Photo: USAID/Kenya is backing Kenyans as they work to reforest the country, safeguard rivers, restore soil fertility, and protect threatened wildlife. Reforestation binds the soil, preventing erosion and protecting rivers essential to the Laikipia farmers’ cattle shown here.(USAID/Riccardo Gangale)

Kenya: Huge cattle invasion overwhelms iconic wildlife reserves

By Don Pinnock
Photos by Iris Dawn Parker.

Theatre review: ‘The Meeting’ is highly plausible, even though it didn’t actually happen

By Lesley Stones
Photo by Walt Stoneburner via Flickr

Health-e: Our health system is collapsing under the burden of chronic disease