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24 January 2017 13:13 (South Africa)
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Time to bring Dr Karabus home

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    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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Photo: Thousands of people on Pennsylvania Avenue participate in the Women's March and rally to protest President Donald J. Trump the day after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, USA, 21 January 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Op-Ed: The eerie, celebratory joy of the Women’s March on Washington

By Glen Retief
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump waves goodbye to supporters after watching the Inaugural Parade after he took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Analysis: The First 100 days of Donald

By Lara Sierra-Rubia
Photo: US President Donald J Trump (EPA), SA President Jacob Zuma (EPA)

What Trump’s ‘America First’ means for South Africa after Zuma’s brush-off

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Main photo: US President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk in their inaugural parade after being sworn in as the 45th President in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President. EPA/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

President, Trump: Something Wicked This Way Comes

By J Brooks Spector
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.74 – Evita offers political asylum to the Obamas!

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Sipho Pityana, Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti, speaking during the session, ‘Investing in Peace’, at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 18, 2017. (Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek)

Reporter’s Davos notebook, final entry: Conversation with Sipho Pityana

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Protesters in Cape Town march against new US president Donald Trump. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare

GroundUp: Hundreds march in Cape Town against Donald Trump

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

Health-E: Coca-Cola faces deception case

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Main photo: Friends from the Ennerdale community where Shiraaz Mohamed runs a local newspaper attended a vigil for the captured photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Vigil for kidnapped photographer urges his safe return

By GroundUp
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Cartoon: Trump Inauguration

By Zapiro
Photo: As rain falls, President Barack Obama begins to take part in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill., May 31, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Goodbye, Obama

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A participant leaves the Congress Centre during the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2017. The annual meeting brings together business leaders, international political leaders and select intellectuals, to discuss the pressing issues facing the world. The overarching theme of the 2017 meeting, which takes place from 17 to 20 January, is ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership’. EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Letter to the Editor: How is wealth really earned?

By Daily Maverick
Photo: US President-elect Donald J. Trump speaks to Republican leadership at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 19 January 2017, the day before his swearing in as 45th President of The United States. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President. EPA/Chris Kleponis / POOL

The post-truth age didn’t begin with Trump – it’s been with us since we’ve been bipedal

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by EmmyMic via Flickr.

To the dogs: What pet food reveals about the dawn of the Trumpocene

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa hosts a reception dinner with business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (Photo: GCIS)

Reporter’s Davos notebook: A tête-à-tête with Pravin, Cyril and Maria

By Stephen Grootes
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Matt Damon, Co-Founder of Water.org (L)and Gary White, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Water.org, are pictured during a penal session on the first day of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2017. The meeting brings together enterpreneurs, scientists, chief executive and political leaders in Davos January 17 to 20.

While you were sleeping: 19th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a panel session on the first day of the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 20 January 2016. EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON

Reporter’s Davos notebook: Beware of Russia, Biden warns a chilled Europe

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A burning Ford Pinto after a rear-end collision.

When lives are cheaper than financial losses: Ford Pinto’s chilling lesson

By Rebecca Davis
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A rider goes through a bonfire at the 'Luminarias' (Illuminations) in San Bartolome de Pinares, Avila, central Spain, 16 January 2017. More than twenty bonfires are placed on this village streets continuing a more than two centuries tradition which tries to purify the animals.

While you were sleeping: 18th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A man allegedly involved in drug dealing or consumption lies lifeless on a street after being shot down by an unidentified gunmen in Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, 24 December 2016. President Rodrigo Duterte launched a nationwide anti-drug campaign that has so far reportedly led to the deaths of more than 6,000 people killed in police raids and at the hands of vigilante groups since the campaign started on 30 June. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO ATTENTION

Trump, Duterte, Zuma and midget wrestling in the Philippines

By ALEXANDER O'RIORDAN
Photo: Democratic Representative from Georgia John Lewis responds to a reporter’s question beside members of the Congressional Black Caucus at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 08 July 2016. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump v Lewis: It was always gonna be an Unequal Fight

By J Brooks Spector
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Police secure the roof of the Congress Centre where preparations are underway for the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 16 January 2017. The annual meeting brings together business leaders, international political leaders and select intellectuals, to discuss the pressing issues facing the world. The overarching theme of the 2017 meeting, which takes place from 17 to 20 January, is 'Responsive and Responsible Leadership'.

While you were sleeping: 17th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: President-elect Donald J Trump, Steve Hofmeyr.

President Trump, SA’s white right’s white knight?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Mmusi Maimane shakes hands with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: Mtshatshalazisi

Maimane in Israel: DA defends visit while attacks mount

By Greg Nicolson
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Andy Murray of Britain during a practice session ahead of Australian Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 14 January 2017. The Australian Open tennis tournament will run from 16 to 29 January 2017.

While you were sleeping: 16th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Martin Luther King at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. (Rowland Scherman; restored by Adam Cuerden - US National Archives and Records Administration)

Op-Ed: Martin Luther King’s path was not always triumphant

By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein
Photo: Mmusi Maimane shakes hands with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit. Picture: Mtshatshalazisi/

Maimane’s Israeli blunder: The DA’s self-inflicted injury

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: South Africa’s Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla at the conference. (StatisticsSA via Flickr)

Sexy, cool data: Get ready for the UN’s ‘Cape Town Global Action Plan’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: J. Peter Pham has been mentioned for the job of assistant secretary of state for African affairs in a Trump administration. (Photo: Atlantic Council)

Analysis: The puzzle of Trump’s Africa policy

By J Brooks Spector