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  1. GROUNDUP: Climate activists see red with ‘blood’ and oil protest outside CTICC

    Extinction Rebellion holds demonstration at Africa Oil Week.

  2. TRIBUTE: Comrades champion Sam Tshabalala broke down the door for others

    Sam Tshabalala, the first black runner to win the Comrades Marathon, passed away suddenly on Sunday night.

  3. CULTURE CLASH: What’s cooking today: Creamy garlic-sesame chicken

    This recipe is something of a culture clash; there’s an Asian touch in the use of sesame seeds with garlic, but finishing it with cream is pure French indulgence.

  4. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Rangers clash presents Liverpool with perfect opportunity to halt rotten run

    The Champions League returns for round three this week. Last season’s finalists Liverpool can restabilise their indifferent season. Meanwhile, Copenhagen have the unenviable task of trying to contain

  5. NEWS UPDATE: UCT ructions — Vice-chancellor cuts short five-month sabbatical amid governance turmoil

    Following an explosive meeting of the UCT Senate last week and the publication of a Daily Maverick investigation into an alleged governance crisis at UCT, Mamokgethi Phakeng has returned after just a

  6. Social media: Russia fines TikTok for ‘LGBT propaganda’, Twitch over Ukraine content

    MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on and#039;LGBT propagandaand#039; and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video in

  7. METRO BATTLE: Not without a fight – ousted Mpho Phalatse turns to court to win back Joburg mayoral seat

    Ousted Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse has filed papers at the Johannesburg High Court where she highlights the irregularities with the programming meeting which approved the motion against her, the

  8. COVID INNOVATION: Eastern Cape doctor’s engineering brainwave saved hundreds of lives during pandemic

    Dr Craig Parker created an oxygen device that was an important lifeline to patients in rural Eastern Cape at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. He is 2022 Rural Doctor of the Year.

  9. Nobel Prize: Sleuths of ‘spooky’ quantum science win Nobel physics prize

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Scientists Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for their advances in quantum mechanics on the behaviour of subatomic particl

  10. Maverick Life: New study seeks to explain the ‘Mandela Effect’ – the bizarre phenomenon of shared false memories

    People are puzzled when they learn they share the same false memories with others. That’s partly because they assume that what they remember and forget ought to be based only on personal experience.

  11. CAPE TOWN KILLINGS: Traumatised Vrygrond residents turn to God after nine killed in battle between gangsters and taxi drivers

    Residents are traumatised and families are in mourning in the aftermath of a raging battle between taxi drivers and the notorious Junky Funky Kids over the weekend. Among those who died is matric pupi

  12. GROUNDUP : Makhanda upliftment project provides agency, opportunities for town’s car guards

    The Abakhuseli Skills for Life project currently works with about 40 car guards.

  13. TUESDAY EDITORIAL: ‘Freedom is Slavery’ – disinformation threatens democracy and social justice in South Africa and globally

    Elections, so central to democracy, are fast becoming a fear game, in which disinformation seems to have an algorithmic power to mobilise those who feel fearful, angry and vulnerable, while often demo

  14. PROTEAS: ‘Temba is a world-class player, he’s a brilliant leader,’ says long-time teammate Rassie van der Dussen

    Rassie van der Dussen is sidelined with an injury for the upcoming T20I World Cup. Despite that, the middle-order batter believes the Proteas can go all the way under skipper Temba Bavuma’s leadership

  15. Maverick Citizen: Vegetable remedy 2.0

  16. Our Burning Planet: 20Twenties: Eve of Destruction – Listen to the newly released song

    20Twenties: Eve of Destruction is climate journalism in the form of music from Our Burning Planet.

  17. World: Boeing doesn’t expect MAX 10 to gain FAA approval before June 2023

    The aircraft manufacturer does not anticipate winning approval for the 737 MAX 10 before next summer (June 2023), according to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) letter sent on Monday that intens

  18. International Finance: Credit Suisse’s options worsen as markets mayhem takes a toll

    Dixit Joshi won’t forget his first day as Credit Suisse Group AG’s chief financial officer in a hurry. And yet the experience won’t have been entirely unfamiliar for the former Deutsche Bank AG high f

  19. World: Australia pledges no species will go extinct in next decade

    The country has committed to preventing any animal or plant extinctions in the coming decade under a new environmental protection plan, as the government aims to reverse widespread degradation.

  20. Business Maverick: Asian stocks, US futures extend gains on Fed bets: markets wrap

    Stocks in Asia and US equity futures extended their gains after a rally in US shares triggered risk-on sentiment and weak manufacturing data tamped down fears of more aggressive Federal Reserve rate h

  21. North Korea missile test: North Korea Fires First Missile Over Japan Since 2017

    (Bloomberg) -- North Korea fired a missile over Japan for the first time since 2017, prompting a rare public safety warning and further ratcheting up tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear program.

  22. BUTEMBO BOMB: Homemade explosive device in east Congo injures at least three

    A homemade explosive device went off in a cinema in the eastern Congolese city of Butembo on Monday, wounding at least three people, an army official said.

  23. HUMAN RIGHTS CASE: Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi murder lawsuit, say lawyers

    Lawyers for Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, facing a US lawsuit over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, told a court on Monday the crown princeand#039;s appointment

  24. CABINET CRUNCH: Some in Liz Truss’s top team say her project may already be over

    Liz Truss will struggle to drive through key parts of the economic revolution she’s planning for the UK because her standing in the ruling party is already so damaged, members of her Cabinet said.

  25. EXPLAINER: Why is there a heat wave in parts of SA when it’s not yet summer?

    The SA Weather Service issued an advisory on Monday, warning residents in Gauteng, the highveld of Mpumalanga, southwestern Bushveld, central and eastern North West and northern Free State to expect a

  26. SHORT HISTORY OF A NEW CLIMATE ANTHEM, PART TWO: 20Twenties: Eve of Destruction — how it came into being

    This anthem took more than 40 months before it was fully reimagined. This is the story about its early days — from an off-the-charts crazy idea to do something meaningful, possibly seminal.

  27. UKRAINE UPDATE: 4 OCTOBER 2022: Russia says annexed zones’ borders not finalised; Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant chief released from captivity

    As Russia’s forces lose ground to Kyiv’s counteroffensive, the Kremlin says it still hasn’t finalised the borders of two of the four regions of Ukraine that Putin claimed last week.

  28. LONDON CALLING: Ramaphosa to pay first state visit to Britain by any foreign leader since Charles became king

    Britain’s invitation to Cyril Ramaphosa so soon in the new king’s reign may reflect, in part, Britain’s desire to boost the SA President’s flagging leadership.

  29. POST-2024 ELECTIONS OP-ED: The grim prospect of the EFF governing SA looms

    What the EFF really wants is a weak ANC that depends on it to stay in power so that it can use its relatively small share of the vote to propel it — and its pecuniary leaders — into government.

  30. AMABHUNGANE: The collapse of old king coal, Part Two: How unrealistic targets created an energy crisis

    How a toxic mix of politics and optimism led us into the current energy crisis, and why we risk repeating a disastrous history.

  31. NATIONAL VANITY PROJECT?: Translocation of SA cheetahs to India — ‘there is going to be a lot of heartache and pain’

    Some say sending African cheetahs to India is a brilliant idea, others insist it’s possible but with warnings, and some say it’s an absolute disaster.

  32. OPINIONISTA: Devilish myth of idle hands drives justifications for virtual slave wages

    The myth of the idle worker is again rising to the surface in Britain with the election of Prime Minister Liz Truss. South Africa too has a long history of labelling the labour force lazy. But just wh

  33. COMPANIES: Sasol is sticking by Bain andamp; Co despite government banning consulting firm over role in State Capture

    Sasol is one of the largest companies in South Africa that has hired Bain for its services. Sasol says it is ‘open’ to reviewing its relationship with Bain, but the chemicals and energy giant is not y

  34. SEEDS OF SUCCESS: More than 750 emerging farmers in SA complete groundbreaking training programme

    Agri SA partnered with the private sector to train hundreds of emerging farmers across SA. There have been complaints about a lack of transformation.

  35. MACUFE 2022 UPDATE: Free State’s Macufe festival will go on — just not as planned

    The Bloemfontein High Court has found the decision by the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation to award C Squared the tender to organise the festival to be unlawful, and struck

  36. AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY: Nelson Mandela Bay ex-DA councillors had a ‘corrupt relationship’ with ANC

    ‘A generally corrupt relationship.’ This is how the State described the relationship between the regional secretary of the ANC and three Democratic Alliance councillors who in 2018 voted the DA out of

  37. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY: Naamsa bemoans lack of progress on new energy vehicle legislation

    The Automotive Business Council will host South African Auto Week at the end of October, themed around new energy vehicles, but SA needs to speed up production or be left behind.

  38. JUDICIARY IN CRISIS ANALYSIS: John Hlophe’s reasons for denying State application on Bongani Bongo bribery acquittal ‘fall woefully short’

    The Western Cape Judge President, in his ‘Reasons for Judgment’ released last month (5 September), basically blew off the National Prosecuting Authority.

  39. ECO SOLUTIONS: Hack to the drawing board – smart tech ups the stakes in Africa’s conservation game

    Tech-savvy solutions are shaking up the way the continent responds to environmental challenges.

  40. FRUIT EXPORTS: Record SA citrus crop fails to juice up farmers’ profits due to soaring freight costs

    South Africa, the world’s number two citrus exporter, has what is expected to be a record crop of the fruit family on its hands. But farmers are not mixing orange juice with bubbly to celebrate, as so

  41. THE OUTLAW OCEAN PODCAST: Episode 2: The discovery of the world’s largest illegal fishing fleet

    If you look at the taxonomy of crime that plays out offshore, it’s both diverse and acute. And yet illegal fishing sits at the top of that hierarchy. A global business estimated at $10bn in annual sal

  42. INSPIRATION: With an SRD grant and his hands, Bergville’s self-taught car designer is building an engineering dream

    Young car enthusiast Thembelani Zondo is hoping to shift his aspiration to become an engineer into top gear.

  43. SPOTLIGHT IN-DEPTH: After slow start, uptake for urine TB test is picking up

    In 2015, the World Health Organization recommended a urine test that helps detect tuberculosis in people living with HIV who are in hospital or who have compromised immune systems. While uptake of thi

  44. BUSINESS MAVERICK: Cartoon Tuesday with Rico

  45. OP-ED: Migration policy in South Africa — how should we be thinking about it?

    Finding a space for constructive conversation and finding a balance between conflicting interests and ideologies is super-difficult in the migration space.

  46. BROKEN SCHOOLS: Learners in rural Limpopo at risk while classrooms fall apart around them

    The Limpopo education department is facing legal action as infrastructure projects remain suspended long after the lifting of Covid restrictions. This is a violation of their rights to dignity, equali

  47. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index falls back into negative terrain on Eskom’s rolling blackouts

    If power cuts remain at these levels for much of the rest of the year, production in the manufacturing sector and the wider economy will simply shrink, and that probably means many jobs down the drain

  48. FORMULA 1: Pérez comes out on top in a brutal Singapore GP

    Sergio Pérez comes out on top, old rivals almost find themselves out of the points and McLaren make a comeback.

  49. ACQUISITION SCRAPPED: Prosus walks away from $4.7bn deal with India’s BillDesk

    Tech giant had been given the go-ahead by India’s Competition Commission, but ‘various conditions’ had not been fulfilled by the 30 September 2022 long-stop date, so the deal was automatically termina

  50. AFTER THE BELL: Can the new Eskom board, or any board, save the power utility now?

    The issue with Eskom is not the board or even the management. It’s the shareholder.