Defend Truth

Daily Maverick Live Journalism Events

Battleground Antartica

Tues, 16 November 2021

7 pm – 8 pm

In Black and White: A memoir by Anant Singh

Wedn, 17 November 2021 

6 pm – 7 pm

Keep up to date with the live journalism webinars by signing up to the free newsletter here



Ecommerce is Exploding: Understanding its potential growth in South Africa
By Ray Mahlaka • 15 March 2021

Profiting From Misery: South Africa’s Complicity in War Crimes in Yemen
By Marianne Thamm • 3 March 2021

How To Start A Side Hustle: Navigating a New Economy
By Karabo Mafolo • 3 March 2021

Slabbert: Man on a Mission
By Rebecca Davis • 25 February 2021

The Africa Europe Climate Alliance: The urgency to reimagine the common future of Africa and Europe
By Tiara Walters • 19 February 2021

Future of Finance: Disruption, Fintec and WallStreetBets
By Sandisiwe Shoba • 18 February 2021

Personal Finance 101: A unique guide to managing your money
By Sandisiwe Shoba • 10 February 2021

Part 2: Understanding the latest developments in SA’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout
By Estelle Ellis • 10 February 2021

Stressproof: The Game Plan
By Ray Mahlaka • 3 February 2021

Your Questions on South Africa’s Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Answered
By Zukiswa Pikoli • 22 January 2021

Escaping poverty takes an act of will
By Sasha Planting • 2 September 2020

Moeletsi Mbeki: Big business, not the ANC, created BEE
By Rebecca Davis • 28 August 2020

US 2020 elections: Biden and Trump prepare for the ultimate battle
By Yanga Sibembe • 26 August 2020

Don Magashule: The Godfather of the Free State
By Ayanda Mthethwa • 24 August 2020

Bell Pottinger Exposed: Influence unpacks the evils of disinformation
By Sandisiwe Shoba • 21 August 2020

These Are Not Gentle People: An exploration of South Africa’s ‘truth’
By Greg Nicolson • 13 August 2020

Mark Gevisser’s new book traverses the ‘Pink Line’ of queer politics
By Sandisiwe Shoba • 13 August 2020

Church and families must step in to help halt ‘scary’ GBV stats, says Shamila Batohi 
By Karabo Mafolo  • 11 August 2020

Offshore investing: It’s not unpatriotic
By Sasha Planting • 30 July 2020

Dirty Tobacco: How the cigarette ban backfired
By Ruan Jooste • 30 July 2020

KNIVES OUT: The restaurant industry fights back (with full video)
By Bianca Coleman • 24 July 2020

Reflecting on 25 years of the South African Human Rights Commission
By Zukiswa Pikoli • 23 July 2020

Taxi capacity rules ‘justified and supported by science’, says health MEC
By Estelle Ellis • 17 July 2020

The role of venture capital in revitalising SA’s economy
By Ruan Jooste • 16 July 2020

Inside Track: Hotspot Gauteng
By Zukiswa Pikoli • 13 July 2020

Culture of Blood: Tragedy and treason in the killing fields of KZN
By Marianne Thamm • 10 July 2020

Herman Mashaba on the ‘arrogant’ DA and his political ambitions to ‘unseat the ANC’
By Ray Mahlaka • 9 July 2020

Covid-19 has presented a reset button – use it
By Sasha Planting • 6 July 2020

‘Equitable access’ the main concern in race for Covid-19 vaccine
By Sandisiwe Shoba • 29 June 2020

Undeniable: Philippa Garson’s confronting ode to SA’s blood-soaked transition
By Greg Nicolson • 29 June 2020

Longest-held surviving Al Qaeda hostage shares thoughts on Covid-19 lockdown
By Yanga Sibembe • 26 June 2020

Day of destiny: When Ramaphosa took power
By Greg Nicolson • 25 June 2020

Risks and rotisserie chicken: How safe is our food during the Covid-19 pandemic?

By Sandisiwe Shoba • 21 June 2020

Nigel Oakes and the amoral world of mass political influence

By Greg Nicolson • 18 June 2020

Social solidarity may be the only way through for SA in Covid-19 times

By Rebecca Davis • 15 June 2020

‘Information disorder is as much of a virus and a threat to us as the coronavirus is’

By Chanel Retief• 14 June 2020

The fight against misinformation: How to verify like a pro

By Chanel Retief • 5 June 2020

School Reopening: The Great Debate

By Ayanda Mthethwa • 28 May 2020

Five easy ways to reboot SA’s economy during and after the Covid-19 pandemic 

By Ray Mahlaka • 28 May 2020

Bruce Whitfield: ‘Universally, crisis has created empires’

By Rebecca Davis• 26 May 2020

Covid-19 will cost Africa dearly

By Sasha Planting• 26 May 2020

Land reform in South Africa: ‘We are shooting in the dark’

By Ed Stoddard• 15 May 2020

Covid-19: Exposing a water crisis in the making

By Estelle Ellis • 14 May 2020

Flawed’ lockdown has served its purpose and should be discontinued

By Estelle Ellis • 11 May 2020 

Learn lessons from AIDS response, says head of UNAIDS

By Amy Green for Spotlight • 8 May 2020

SA business leaders: Same decisiveness must apply to economy as to health

By Rebecca Davis • 7 May 2020

Virus-proof your business: Ways to survive the Covid-19 crisis

By Ray Mahlaka • 6 May 2020

Getting to grips with your side hustle

By Sasha Planting • 3 May 2020

Why the development state model has worked in Asia, but not in SA and the rest of Africa

By Ray Mahlaka • 5 May 2020

The post-Covid future is ours for the shaping

By Sasha Planting • 27 April 2020

Earth Day message: Nature has not unleashed her full might yet — indigenous healers

By Tiara Walters • 23 April 2020

The post-Covid19 business model: Curate, match and facilitate – John Sanei

By Greg Nicolson • 17 April 2020

SA cannot return to normal, say medical experts

By Rebecca Davis • 9 April 2020

Top health adviser says SA’s coronavirus testing approach was initially too limited

By Rebecca Davis • 9 April 2020