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  1. CAPE OF GUNS OP-ED: Cape Town communities are at war – what will it take to stop the senseless shootings?

    Cape Town’s murder rate is 10 times the global average, with firearms now being the leading cause of murder in the Western Cape, even exceeding road traffic deaths. Mortuary data show that firearm inj


  3. THE DAY IN PICTURES: In images: Kurdish people celebrate Nowruz in Diyarbakir, Türkiye

    Moving, surprising, inspiring, terrifying, shocking... These are of events from around the world over the last 24 hours.

  4. NIGERIAN ELECTION OP-ED: Nigeria’s 2023 elections fail to deliver the promised hope – it’s a tale of déjà vu

    The allegations that results were doctored by politicians, that election agents were held at gunpoint to change results, and widespread reported failures by the Independent National Electoral Commissi

  5. MUNICIPAL NEGLIGENCE: Tarkastad residents complain of poorly managed landfill site that hasn’t been fenced for years

    Tarkastad residents say their landfill site is in a poor state – unfenced, with constant fires, illegal dumping and crime – as it is not properly managed.

  6. THE CONVERSATION: Gloria Bosman was more than a South African jazz vocalist, she was a guiding light

    Gloria Bosmanand#039;s passing shocked the nation and drew praise for her unique vocal powers and musical mentorship.

  7. WHAT WE’RE WATCHING: Shazam! Fury of the Gods: Ancient legends with a dark spin

    Before the new DC Universe kicks off, there are four more superhero blockbusters from the previous era to watch in 2023. The first is the family-orientated sequel ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’, with Zach

  8. ISS TODAY OP-ED: Reducing SA’s 520 murders a week must be a top government priority to reverse trend

    South Africa’s per capita murder rates are again among the highest globally, but determined, targeted policing can reverse this trend.

  9. MOTORING: Future and past collide as my electric Merc glides me to an auction of bad-ass, classic collectables

    Pulling up silently in a brand-new electric Mercedes EQS to view a classic car auction of bad-ass collectable V12s, is, if not entirely inappropriate then a tad schizophrenic.

  10. GLOBAL WARMING WARNING: AR6 synthesis report: Warming above 1.5℃ is likely in the near term unless the world acts now, says the UN

    Continuing to burn fossil fuels threatens human wellbeing and the stability of much of life on Earth, with the chance of avoiding the most severe impacts moving rapidly out of reach, according to a re

  11. PROOF OF DOCUMENTATION: Hell Affairs – a South African was stuck in limbo for four years trying to prove her identity and citizenship

    A mother of three had her ID blocked by Home Affairs – leaving her in anguish, and unable to live a normal life. Expensively obtained affidavits, letters and a DNA test left officials unmoved about th

  12. Podcasts: The go-away stay-away, boring banks (not), buying your degree and the future of marriage.

    Investment banker Mark Barnes and Business Maverick editor Tim Cohen unwrap the news.

  13. PHOTOGRAPHY: 2023 Sony World Photography Awards: Environment and Wildlife

    The Sony World Photography Awards returns to celebrate contemporary photography and the ways the arts reflect the world around us. Here is a selection of the images from the winners of this yearand#03

  14. ON THE BLINK: Bloemfontein left in the dark as lights go out for the whole city overnight

    This morning, Tuesday 21 March, workers were still on site trying to reconnect the rest of the Free State’s capital city after an unscheduled overnight blackout due to equipment failure.

  15. DISCOVERIES: Africa could lead the way in precision medicine

    Imagine a world where a few drops of your blood, saliva or tears could give you early warning of impending cancer, heart attacks or other dread diseases. This field of ultra-sensitive disease diagnost

  16. Business Maverick: Asia stocks rise as bank fears ease; Fed path eyed: markets wrap

    A mildly positive tone for risk taking returned to Asian equity markets on Tuesday as immediate concerns over the strength of the global financial system dissipated.

  17. Business Maverick: The case for European banking stocks just got a complete reset

    Thanks to swift central bank action to stamp out financial sector troubles, the investment case for European bank shares could be set for a complete reset. One where bulls are back in charge.

  18. International Finance: China overnight funding rate soars ahead of PBOC easing move

    Signs of a cash squeeze are appearing in China as the quarter-end approaches, underscoring how the nation’s economic rebound is driving demand for loans and prompting the central bank to ease policy.

  19. Business Maverick: Britain set to break from eurozone with cooling core inflation

    Britain’s underlying price pressures are set to diverge with those in the eurozone, with signs of cooling inflation intensifying the debate over whether the Bank of England should halt its cycle of in

  20. Maverick Citizen: Human Wrongs On Human Rights Day

  21. Newsdeck: Putin Tells Xi He’ll Discuss China’s Blueprint for Ukraine

    (Bloomberg) -- Vladimir Putin said Russia is ready to discuss China’s initiative for ending the conflict in Ukraine, welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping for a three-day visit that underlines Beijin

  22. MILITARY CORRUPTION: Russian National Guard general accused of taking 19 million roubles in bribes

    Russian military investigators launched a criminal case on Monday against Major General Vadim Dragomiretsky, deputy commander of the central district of Russiaand#039;s National Guard, after he was ac

  23. POLITICS andamp; PUBLIC SAFETY: Barricades go up in New York ahead of possible Trump indictment

    New York City police officers erected security barricades outside Manhattan Criminal Court and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office on Monday ahead of a possible indictment of former presi

  24. RELIGION andamp; POLITICS: Israeli minister says ‘there is no such thing as a Palestinian people’

    An Israeli minister with responsibility for administrating the occupied West Bank drew condemnation on Monday after he said there was no Palestinian history or culture and no such thing as a Palestini

  25. UKRAINE UPDATE: 21 MARCH 2023: US offers $350m in military ammunition; Xi begins three-day visit to Moscow

    The US announced $350m in ammunition, riverboats and other equipment for Ukraine’s military, while the European Union agreed on plans to jointly procure 1 million rounds to support Kyiv.

  26. MARKET INQUIRY: Competition Commission puts global digital media platforms under content use scrutiny

    The commission has announced the terms of reference for a market inquiry into the distribution of content on digital platforms. This could mean Facebook, Google and other tech giants may have to pay f

  27. DAY ONE: THE PEOPLE VS ESKOM: ‘Govt caused the load shedding humanitarian crisis … This was not an act of God’ – Pretoria High Court told

    Lawyers for a group of political parties, businesspeople, doctors and trade unions have asked the Pretoria High Court to step in and order that certain critical sectors be exempted from load shedding.

  28. STALINGRAD DEFENCE, PART 783: Zuma’s Downer-Maughan private prosecution bid is a farce aimed at delaying Arms Deal trial, high court is told

    Ex-president Jacob Zuma’s private prosecution of State prosecutor Billy Downer is ‘an abuse of process because it is part of the strategy used by Mr Zuma since 2007’, the Pietermaritzburg High Court h

  29. EFF ‘SHUTDOWN’ SHOWDOWN: Gaslighter-in-Chief: ‘This is the most successful shutdown in the history of the party’ – Malema

    ‘We showed today that we can shut down the country without burning a single building,’ the EFF leader told a crowd of about 4,000 in Pretoria.

  30. AR6 SYNTHESIS REPORT: The need for action on the climate crisis is more urgent than previously assessed – IPCC

    The delay in shifting away from carbon-intensive ways of life is exacerbating the climate crisis and will have deep consequences for the planet and people if nothing is done urgently. A lack of action

  31. OPINIONISTA: Malema’s day of humiliation – South Africa must return to mass democratic politics

    Prior to the EFF’s self-described ‘national shutdown’, the party was dominating the media space. The intersection between Julius Malema’s threatening language, the paranoia resulting from the July 202

  32. ANALYSIS: Gaslighters-in-Chief: The true meaning of the EFF’s big national fizzle

    Only a few thousand people countrywide came out to actively support the EFF in its national day of protest on the Monday of a long weekend. But that doesn’t mean the entire thing was a total washout f

  33. BUSINESS REFLECTION: After the Bell: I have a dream – about a national go-away

    Do protests make a difference? Obviously, in some cases, they do. Perhaps the most memorable protest of all time was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on the Mall in Washi

  34. and#039;SHUTDOWNand#039; SHOWDOWN: Courts, cops, private security and civil society put a halt to the EFF’s politics of violent insurrection

    South Africa’s party of violence was on Monday stopped in its tracks as mostly peaceful protests were held across South Africa.

  35. TUESDAY EDITORIAL: Enlist today: Why the SA’s human rights movement needs you now

    If we want to live in a society based on human rights, compassion, love, peace, respect and care we are all going to have to start actively working for it. Nobody else is going to do it for you.

  36. ACTIVIST REPORT: Police attack mourners at funeral and memorial service of popular Mozambican rapper Azagaia

    After creating havoc at the funeral procession, the Mozambican police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disband a legal memorial march to celebrate the life and legacy of the people’s rapper, Azagai

  37. and#039;SHUTDOWNand#039; SHOWDOWN: No major incidents in KZN after police shadow EFF protesters through Durban’s streets

    Most parts of KwaZulu-Natal — especially hotspots like Durban’s Phoenix township — were on high alert on Monday morning ahead of the attempted ‘national shutdown’ by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

  38. OPINIONISTA: ChatGPT presents an opportunity for investment managers to embrace, not scorn

    Earlier this month, I attended the Emerging Technology Conference in London’s Guildhall. The venue was both ironic and fitting. The current building was constructed in the 15th century. Hardly an avat

  39. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY OP-ED: People are still dying for freedoms enshrined in our Constitution – protect them now

    March 21st marks the day 69 people died at Sharpeville in 1960 while peacefully protesting the apartheid government’s draconian ‘passand#039; laws.

  40. SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: It was organised business as usual, with no major disruptions, despite EFF’s national protest

    Although there were some marches, most of them were well controlled by police officers. A heavy police presence was credited by business players for no major disruptions or damages to their operations

  41. SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN: Political minnows join EFF’s national protest, but the big fish all give it a miss

    The EFF’s attempt at a ‘national shutdown’ on Monday attracted several small political formations that united against a common enemy — the ANC government — but failed to rope in big political players,

  42. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2023: Taking the Constitution to the youth: Thuli Madonsela in conversation with Ndavi Nokeri

    To mark Human Rights Day 2023, “We, The People SA”, the communications platform of the Constitution Hill Trust, are hosting an inter-generational conversation between Advocate Thuli Madonsela, the for

  43. EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT OP-ED: Limited state subsidisation remains a key challenge to delivering quality learning programmes

    Investing in the learning of young children can contribute towards breaking cycles of poverty in society. However, quality early learning programmes are dependent on consistent and accessible state su

  44. OPINIONISTA: State inaction on the energy crisis infringes our rights and deepens injustice

    There is a thread of patent injustice that comes to the fore when observing Human Rights Day each year. It involves the relativity of human rights in South Africa, particularly socioeconomic rights, a

  45. SPOTLIGHT : New infection guidelines ahead of World TB Day a step forward for SA’s response, but challenges remain

    New tuberculosis infection guidelines released ahead of World TB Day are another important step in the right direction for South Africa’s TB response, says Spotlight editor Marcus Low, while also warn

  46. OPINIONISTA: Spiralling financial crisis will have real economic consequences

    With the fallout in the financial system being more extreme than could have been predicted, the eventual reckoning in the real economy is likely to be much worse.

  47. GROUNDUP: Covid grant should be increased to at least R413, say civil society groups

    A new means test and bank verification process has resulted in far fewer people getting the grant.

  48. THE DAY IN PICTURES: In images: An Acehnese woman receives caning punishment, in Indonesia

    Moving, surprising, inspiring, terrifying, shocking... These are of events from around the world over the last 24 hours.

  49. ISS TODAY OP-ED: Republic of the Congo cannot afford to lose its sharks

    Could artisanal fishers help to prevent illegal fishing and the destruction of the valuable shark population?

  50. Business Maverick: ECB Task Isn’t Clouded by Financial-Risk Worry, Lagarde Says

    The European Central Bank doesn’t see any conflict between its inflation-targeting mission and its responsibility to stave off financial-system threats, President Christine Lagarde said.