Alison Flood

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No magic bullet to help you read super-fast and grasp it all

From speed-reading courses and apps, we zoom in on techniques that claim to increase reading speed.

Parents worried about use of interactive e-books

The majority of British parents who responded to a new survey voiced concerns over the negative impact of interactive e-books on their children.

Life of an African woman saint is a revelation

Ethiopian noblewoman Walatta Petros fought to stop the spread of Roman Catholicism, possibly fell in love with a nun and was elevated to sainthood

Japanese bookshop stocks only one book at a time

Owner of Morioka Shoten in Tokyo says the strategy adds up to a dedicated exhibition for each volume it sells.

Feminist essay a must-read for 16-year-old Swedes

Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's essay is now being distributed in Swedish to high-school pupils.

Outrage as school pulls ‘vulgar’ novel

Campaigners say move to pull award-winning writer Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close raises constitutional concerns.

Tolkien’s precision revealed in a map

Correspondence between Tolkien and the late and acclaimed illustrator gives further details about the sometimes thorny relationship between the two.

Historian of emotions wins the Nobel

Belarussian Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel prize for literature for her thousands of oral histories that map the implosion of the Soviet Union.

Blue books for him, pink for her

A leading author has railed against gender specific literature for children and adults, calling it brainwashing.

Stephen King to receive National Medal of Arts from Barack Obama

The United States president will present the novelist with the highest award for artists given by the US government.

Great Scott! Another Fitzgerald story

A 8 000-word story by F Scott Fitzgerald has been discovered in the archives of Princeton University.

Harper Lee’s Watchman – a novel hiding in plain sight

Harper Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, says there may be a third novel by Lee.

Press Releases

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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