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28 February 2017 09:46 (South Africa)
Life, etc

WWF report: Save the planet or start praying for a new one

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    Rebecca Davis

    Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to South Africa in 2011 to write for the Daily Maverick, which has been a magnificilious decision.  

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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)

By Street Talk

Theatre Review: Vaslav, a stark and beautiful work

By Lesley Stones

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

By Jay Pather

Op-Ed: Life Esidimeni Tragedy not an Aberration


Video: Street Talk – Sugar Daddies

By Street Talk
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

By Emilie Gambade
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

Main photo: Typical view of Mauritius beachfront with volcanic mountains in background. The basaltic lavas constituting these mountains formed no older than 9-million years ago. (Photograph taken by Prof. Susan J. Webb, University of the Witwatersrand)

Daily Maverick Interview: Mauritia, the continental Lost and Found

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr.

Abortion, 20 years on: Still contested, still needed

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: An image from Blood Lions.

Op-Ed: Permission to drink a lion

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Healthy Living Alliance members demonstrated in favour of sugary beverages tax outside Parliament on Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

Health-e: Sugary drinks tax reaches Parliament


Theatre Review: ‘When Swallows Cry’ will make you cry

Photo: The file picture dated 29 February 2016 shows medical cannabis in the Tikun Olam nursery in Birya, outside Safed, northern Israel. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

The Cannabis Chronicles: To infinity (= legalisation) and beyond

By Kevin Bloom
Original photo: Peter Abrahams (Caribbean Beat)

Peter Abrahams (1919-2017): South African literary giant deserves acknowledgement in his home country

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi addressing the media on the outcomes of the negotiations on the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Pretoria, 07/01/2016. Siyasanga Mbambani.

Op-Ed: State plans to ‘capture’ our health

By Wilmot James
Photo: Birds scavenging for food amid the debris at the Danbury Landfill. 01/01/1991. Danbury, United States. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

Towards a waste-free world: Urban mining, SA style

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Suzy Bernstein

Theatre Review: When Swallows Cry shows that migrants’ lives matter

By Lesley Stones
Photo: A world cup Coca-Cola can. (Photo: Trenten Kelley via Flickr)

Health-E: Coca-Cola faces deception case

Photo: Sarah Summers and Kelly-Eve Koopman (Photo by Kristen van Niekerk)

Daily Maverick Interview: The makers of ‘Coloured Mentality’

By Marelise van der Merwe

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

Photo by Frank Carman via Flickr.

2017, First Thoughts: Towards a Government of Poets

By Mark Heywood

Theatre Review: Spark, Skill & Intrigue – Blonde Poison

By Lesley Stones