The Conversation Africa Uncovering the deeper secrets of every mother's breast milk

Previous research has shown that the bacterial makeup in breast milk is unique to every mother – like a fingerprint. By ELLOISE DU TOIT.

Daily Maverick SASSA's deafening silence on readiness for monthly R10bn grant handover

The Department of Social Development has not made any public announcement on the South African Social Security Agency’s proposed 1 April takeover. By MARIANNE THAMM.

Georgina Guedes Were the Woolies egg cartons really so bad?

After a customer outcry, Woolworths withdrew their plastic egg cartons from the shelves. GEORGINA GUEDES asks if the old cardboard cartons were really so great in the first place.

The Conversation Africa The fake news that sealed the fate of Antony and Cleopatra

The attraction of blaming an exotic woman, the eastern queen Cleopatra, for corrupting Antony was the tale that posterity has accepted, writes EVE MACDONALD.

Daily Maverick ABSA, SABC and the documentary that never aired

As the fallout continues, GREG NICOLSON looks at Project Spear, the documentary on allegations of apartheid grand corruption that the SABC decided never to air.

The Conversation Africa McDonald's has been forced to make a U-turn on battery eggs. Here's how

Why was the campaign so successful? Some key factors guaranteed its success. With refining and adapting, they can work for various activist activities. By DEIDRE PORTHEN.

The Conversation Africa South Africa can't compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths

It’s time to place a premium on maths and to ensure that pupils, especially those from poorer backgrounds, receive the necessary support to excel at maths, says Mzukisi Qobo.

The Conversation Africa The odds are stacked against athletes from poor countries in paralympic sport

Researchers find that economic factors play a major role; affordability influences the extent to which countries can participate in different events

The Conversation Africa The political theology of Jacob Zuma

The problem for Zuma’s political theology is that far too many ANC members have experienced a loss of faith in a party they see as no longer righteous writes ROGER SOUTHALL.

Angelo Fick On the Kafkaesque and queues in post-millennial post-apartheid South Africa

We all hate queues, and they are worse when the bureaucracy they lead to and form part of insists on the correctness of its willed errors, Angelo Fick suggests.

The Conversation Africa The Trump dossier and verification in the era of fake news

To verify, or not to verify? That is the question that journalists face on an almost daily basis, writes IVOR GABER.

Daily Maverick Trump's first press conference, a painful spectacle

President Barack Obama gave his emotional official farewell address while Donald Trump delivered a performance that virtually defies description. By J. BROOKS SPECTOR.

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