Shaun de Waal has worked at the Mail & Guardian since 1989. He was literary editor from 1991 to 2006 and has been chief film critic for 15 years. He is now the editor of the paper's comment and analysis section. Recent publications include Exposure: Queer Fiction; 25 Years of the Mail & Guardian; and Not the Movie of the Week. Visit shaundewaal.tumblr.com
BBC correspondent Andrew Hosken's book focuses on training camp for jihadis and internal wars between jihadist factions in Syria and elsewhere.
Ruling elites that behave like private corporations don’t help the continent.
By 1954, Sarah had been banned from all the organisations she was associated with and restricted from attending public gatherings for two years.
A new book explores the enigma of the megalomaniac British empire-builder and his plans to create a global Pax Brittanica.
A good-guys, bad-guys account of the Anglo-Boer War is tedious, but a Dutch revisiting is riveting.
Curtain up for the cabaret marking the moment the Nats clutched at their pearls.
Shifting from sombre, celebrated actor and director talks about his new movie, a romcom titled "Tell Me Sweet Something".
The revival of the writer-director’s1979 play Cincinatti reflects how race is still an issue, but not in the same way.
Two news books add up the many problems facing South Africa, but treat them in different ways.
Turbine Art Fair 2015 is on this weekend, showcasing artists on the way up, which means the works will be affordable.