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Tuesday, 8th December

“The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.”

– Pulitzer Prize
winner, Willa Cather
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Casualties of

Yesterday, the Daily Maverick introduced a digital new initiative called the Daily Maverick Chronicle. Our first story, Casualties of Cola, immediately went viral, and we can’t help thinking that its success is largely
due to a counter-intuitive principle: readers are always shocked to learn that many of the worst things that happen in this country are entirely legal.
Casualties of Cola details the story of Beverage behemoth SABMiller and its subsidiary, Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI), one of the leading bottlers of Coca-Cola
products in Africa, and how they’ve used a black employment empowerment scheme called “owner-driver” to turn employees into contractors, and to choke those contractors into penury. They’ve been able to do this because the law allowed them to do so,
and because the concept of outsourcing has become corporate orthodoxy, even if its effects are patently catastrophic.
Casualties of Cola is the story of one particular catastrophe. But there are many. They happen all the time, all over the world. Because this is the new nature of work.
Read the entire feature here.

While you were

The orange Republican menace has been at it again. Donald Trump has called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims" coming
into the United States. Channelling a fine blend of redneck xenophobia and Goebbels-esque propaganda, Trump made the shocking statement via email. That this email happened to go out immediately after Ted Cruz appeared to be beating Trump in Iowa's
polls – a crucial GOP region – is no coincidence. PC
San Bernardino's two terrorists are believed to have been preparing for their attack long in advance. Tashfeen Malik and husband Syed Farook both attended various gun ranges and trained in the use of their firearms throughout
the Los Angeles area. A fit of rage this attack was not, it seems. BBC
Eagles of Death Metal appeared on stage for a final song at U2's Paris concert last night. Less than a month after deadly terrorist attacks included shootings at EODM's own venue, U2's Bono said, "They were robbed of their stage
three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight". NYT
Believe it or not, but gun violence in the United States is actually decreasing. A Pew Research Centre analysis noted that gun violence has decreased from seven murders per 100,000 Americans in 1993 to 3.6 in 2013. Reasons for
the decline are not entirely known, but researchers believe better and more widespread policing is a leading contributor. If the SAPS only had a working internet connection 'smart' policing might one day be an option in South Africa. WP
Romelu Lukaku has redeemed Everton's hopes in a League draw against Crystal Palace. Despite dominating possession Everton were simply
unable to translate this advantage into goals. The draw remained sufficient to move Palace up into sixth place on the Premier League table, just three points away from Tottenham. BBC
Financial Indicators:
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JSE All Share=49,860.74 DJIA=17,739.10 FTSE 100=6,233.86: Source
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The length of a giant turd discovered from an unknown animal. It sold on auction for $10,000
Coming Up
Today in 1813 Beethoven's Seventh Symphony debuts. Less than two centuries
later his work would be immortalised in an interpretive Hollywood classic involving Saint Bernards.
COP21 continues. The Paris-based climate change summit finishes on the 11th December. Hopefully with a meaningful
Japan is expected to revise its GDP data today. This will make the difference between minimal growth and recession. The data may already be released by the time you're reading this.
If you are on business in Beijing, know that a 'smog alert' is meant to be in place today. Car restrictions, factory and construction work have been cancelled all in a bid to reduce dangerous smog levels.
Fact of the day: NASA hires a man to sniff everything
that goes into space. If he doesn't like the smell, it doesn't go into space.
Bloemfontein: min: 21° max: 32°, cloudy
Cape Town: min: 18° max: 28°, cloudy
Durban: min: 24° max: 30°, rainy
East London: min: 20° max: 30°, rainy
Johannesburg: min: 18° max: 33°, chance of rain
Kimberley: min: 24° max: 33°, cloudy
Nelspruit: min: 21° max: 36°, rainy
Pietermaritzburg: min: 16° max: 33°, chance of rain
Polokwane: min: 21° max: 34°, cloudy
Port Elizabeth: min: 19° max: 26°, cloudy
Pretoria: min: 21° max: 35°, cloudy
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Pursuing the revolution versus “selling out”: Did the ANC make the right

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has struck a raw nerve and he knows it. The negotiations during the
transition to democracy and the legacy of Nelson Mandela are the most celebrated eras of South Africa’s torrid history, which Malema has now set about taking down. What started as a response to a question he was asked in London has now flared into a
major national debate. He says the ANC compromised on “fundamentals” when “our people were prepared to fight on”. Malema was of course not there at the time. Some people who were, have a different perspective. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
Casualties of Cola: OUTSOURCED
Above a faded couch in Moses Mkhondo’s makeshift home hangs a framed tableau of the perfect South African village. The
collage was assembled by Mkhondo himself, back when he made a living driving trucks filled with Coca-Cola to spaza shops and taverns and corner cafes throughout Johannesburg’s East Rand. The collage is meant to represent Mkhondo’s ideal world: a
bustling middle-class town, centred around a Coca-Cola depot from which great trucks ply the roads, dispensing bottled joy to a booming country. For 30 years, Mkhondo could pretend to himself that he lived in this world. In early 2014 he was forced
to stop pretending. By DAILY MAVERICK CHRONICLE.
Analysis: The case for Nomgcobo Jiba
If there is ever an organisation which appears to symbolise what is claimed to be political meddling by President Jacob
Zuma it is the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). It is the institution which has perhaps been the greater victim of interference than any other. From the original appointment of its first head, Bulelani Ngcuka, all the way through to the
dropping of the criminal charges against Zuma, to the appointment of Advocate Shaun Abrahams as its current boss, there have been political fingerprints all over it. In the last two years or so, the focus has been on one of the NPA's four deputy
leaders, Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba. The less than subtle claim against her has been that she is Zuma's person, that he has "captured" the NPA through her. Now, finally, we have the case for Jiba, the logical set of legal reasons, as advanced by her and
her supporters, as to why she should not be suspended or fired. And they make a compelling case. By STEPHEN GROOTES.
Blikkiesdorp: A place “worse than hell”
The residents of Blikkiesdorp have been battling ACSA and the City of Cape Town over uncertainty regarding their future,
particularly with respect to plans for upgrading the airport near their homes. A new documentary has been released telling the story of their struggle. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
Op-Ed: Mandela’s footprint and the great sell-out myth
After watching an inspiring production that commemorated the life and struggles of the late Nelson Mandela via song,
dance and spoken words drawn from his actual letters to friends and family, J. BROOKS SPECTOR contemplates the charge that Nelson Mandela somehow “sold out” the future of most South Africans for the chimera of political power.
Making African cities open to street trading: Q&A with Professor Claire

The Save the Hawkers Campaign, including multiple organisations of informal traders, was launched in the wake of
Johannesburg's Operation Clean Sweep, when police evicted 7,000 traders from the streets in 2013. Last week, at the Africities Summit, Save the Hawkers launched an informal street trading charter championing more inclusive policies across the
continent. GREG NICOLSON asks Professor Claire Benit-Gbaffou from Wits' Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) what it's all about.
Five lessons for South Africa after their series defeat in

A 3-0 defeat in a series where the team collectively managed just two half-centuries, both of them coming from the same
player, means that South Africa will return home with their tail between their legs. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five of the lessons South Africa learnt on this tour.
Thembinkosi Gcoyi: China-Africa: Commitment and

From a South African perspective, China remains an opportunity there for the taking. We need to equal the major task of
refining our capacities to gain meaningfully from this relationship. I don’t mean the government in this case. I mean us, as South Africans.
Sisonke Msimang: Casualties of Cola: Why even a flawed media is worth

As you read this story you will recognise that the economic system that continues to keep black people very, very poor
in this country has been broken for so long, and the private sector has been so strong for so long, that we have a vast imbalance that has been allowed to flourish unchecked. We the people have not been demanding when it comes to scrutiny of
corporate conduct. The media has led us and also followed us in this silence. It is a mutually reinforcing culpability.
Ivo Vegter: Scrap the Carbon Tax Bill
Eager to make a progressive showing at the Paris Climate Conference, the South African government is trying to bundle
through a Carbon Tax Bill. It allowed only six weeks for comments, ending on 15 December 2015. A major new tax deserves more than token public consultation. Also, it’s a bad idea.
In case you
missed it
Casualties of Cola: Outsourcing, Exploitation and the New Reality Of

Inaugural Daily Maverick Chronicle feature investigates outsourcing and exploitation of South African owner-drivers by
the world's biggest beverage companies. By DAILY MAVERICK CHRONICLE.
Marikana: WHAT compensation discussions?
President Jacob Zuma was applauded when he announced a process to discuss an out-of-court settlement for compensation
over Marikana. As the state now prepares to take the issue to court, it's clear it does not care about the Marikana victims and in the process it's happy to mislead the public. By GREG NICOLSON.
Video: Evita's Free Speech - Episode 8
Leading up to the 2016 South African Municipal Elections and the 20th year celebration of her theatre in Darling, Evita
se Perron, Tannie Evita has committed herself to broadcasting a Sunday recap of the week's news, with the accent on Free Speech. Here's the Episode 8. By PIETER-DIRK UYS.
FOCAC: Business as usual as the China-Africa honeymoon

There were no surprises at the China-Africa summit in Johannesburg this week, except for the size of the Chinese pledge:
$60 billion dollars is a lot of money, in anyone’s currency, and African leaders were falling over themselves to ingratiate themselves with their benefactors. But talk of an equal partnership remains an illusion. By SIMON ALLISON.
Op-Ed: Challenges to Mandela’s legacy are historically wrong and politically

As South Africa commemorates the second anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, a huge debate has sprung up around
his legacy. Spurred on, inevitably, by that young man, Julius Malema, there are now questions about whether Mandela was a 'sell-out'. The main claim against him is that he did not take a hard enough line on whites, and on their wealth. Essentially,
it's a critique of his decision not to nationalise the wealth of white people and redistribute it to poorer black people. But the argument fails to understand the facts on the ground in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, and misses the point
completely. At the time, there were actually very few other options. By STEPHEN GROOTES.
Op-Ed: How sustainable is the business of renewable

International solar power developer Abengoa (NASDAQ: ABGB), with three concentrating solar power (CSP) projects in South
Africa, started insolvency proceedings on 25 November 2015, perhaps signalling an overheating of the global renewable energy sector, and a correction in the trajectory of adoption of renewable energy in the face of reduced prices for fossil
fuel-based energy from coal, oil and gas. By CHRIS YELLAND and PIERRE POTGIETER, EE Publishers.
Health-E News: Strawberry flavours and excessive

The bacteria that causes tuberculosis is an ancient pathogen that has even been found in the bones of Egyptian mummies.
But human bungling of treatment means that more and more strains of TB are becoming resistant to the medicines that used to be able to cure the disease. There is an almighty struggle to get affordable, appropriate medicine – particularly when a
single tablet can cost R655. By LAURA LOPEZ GONZALEZ and KERRY CULLINAN for HEALTH-E NEWS.
Op-Ed: The non-debates about non-science - what the climate skeptics tell and do not

Denialists rely on selective facts that ignore long-term data, and close to 100% certainty about the human causes of
climate change. They ignore, also, in an important instance, scientific consensus that oceans absorb the majority of the heat trapped within the atmosphere, and over an extended period oceanic temperatures have continued to increase. When this is
included in the overall temperature measure, it is clear that there is no pause in the increase, annual variations notwithstanding. By SALIEM FAKIR, LOUISE NAUDÉ and JAMES REELER.
ICG: Nigeria’s Biafran Separatist Upsurge
The month-long demonstrations by pro-separatist ethnic Ibo youth in south-east Nigeria degenerated into violence on 2
December. At least eight of the thousands of protestors who had blocked the strategic Niger Bridge at Onitsha, Anambra state (linking the predominantly Ibo south east to western parts of the country) as well as two policemen, were killed.
Demonstrators set fire to the city’s central mosque and eight trucks belonging to Dangote Group, a conglomerate owned by northern billionaire Aliko Dangote. Crisis Group’s Nigeria Analyst NNAMDI OBASI discusses Nigeria’s new struggle with supporters
of the short-lived, secessionist Republic of Biafra, which was defeated by federal forces in 1970. By the INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP.
SA vs India, 4th Test: The real South Africa finally shows

It has taken two embarrassing defeats and tethering on the brink of another, but South Africa have finally showed up in
India. While it might be too little, too late, it is a reminder – to themselves as much as anyone – that they are still the number one team in the world, and that they can play like it. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Five talking points: World Series Sevens, first round
Fiji are top of the Sevens Series log after the first round of fixtures. For the Blitzboks, the chemistry of their newly
recruited XV-man converts clearly hasn’t been found yet, but with the tournament now shifting to home soil, perhaps they’ll find their mojo. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Onkgopotse JJ Tabane: Dear Andile Nkuhlu: Let’s Talk

Your return to the ANC was a show of courage of your convictions to know when a boat is going to sink, and to know when
to change strategy and adopt new tactics to survive. You were a consummate politician. Something I am not; hence I didn’t always get you!
Julie Reid: Is the ANC right about press regulation? Research says

Two weeks ago the Media Policy and Democracy Project launched its most recent research report, this time tackling the
now thorny issue of press regulation in South Africa. The aim of the report is to measure the main arguments of critics of the press regulatory system, most notably those of the ANC, against hard statistics, numbers and facts. What the report finds
is that many of the ANC’s criticisms of the press council system cannot be substantiated against the stats. The report is all the more significant, since at its recent NGC conference the ANC, again voiced its commitment for establishing a Media
Appeals Tribunal.
Mmusi Maimane: South Africa has stalled: We need a complete

South Africa needs a new beginning. We cannot continue with business as usual, nor can we afford to make cosmetic tweaks
. What we need is a new beginning – a clean slate. We need to admit that what we’re currently doing is simply not working, and we need to hit the reset button once again.
Ivo Vegter: 13 lies about climate change
I can’t systematically counter all the hot air emitted by the 40,000 climate party-goers living it up in Paris and the
public relations juggernaut that accompanies them. But I can debunk some of the scary stuff that the climate alarmists and popular media are circulating.
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