Gavin Evans

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Emile Griffith: A gay boxer’s triumphs and despairs

The book of the US boxer's double life is packed with pathos, writes Gavin Evans.

Massive hype, even bigger money for Mayweather vs Pacquiao

The anticipation for the "Fight of the Century" is palpable and the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will rake in cash.

Black Brain, White Brain: The new wave of racist science

The last decade has seen a revival of a very old and long-discredited idea: that intelligence is influenced by racial origin.

Feats of an innovative generation

Radical white students played an important role in opposing apartheid and paved the way for Cosatu.

Fear and Lothian in Westminster

Big promises were made to keep Scotland in the union, now it’s time for backpedalling.

Slovo, First biography – Bedfellows of a different feather

Alan Wieder's biography on Joe Slovo and Ruth First focuses on the couple's relationship, their different personalities and opposing views.

Bonds of tribal loyalty loosen

Ronnie Kasrils names his comrades in the fourth edition of his book about the struggle. Other than that, not much is new.

Campaign of errors

With its confusing title and sloppy research, this book on the ECC is not worth soldiering through.

Margaret Thatcher’s shameful support for apartheid

It was fitting that the first South African to be invited to Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday was the last apartheid leader.

Reliving apartheid’s dying days

Donald McRae's ability as a story­teller turns the everyday into the exceptional.

From fighter to writer:James Kilgore is free and flourishing

The man who evaded arrest for 27 years tells <b>Gavin Evans</b> about his life on the run, his remorse and his unshakable links to South Africa.

A winning solution

The African National Congress has deftly turned certain defeat into a minor triumph with its right turn on a renewed sports boycott.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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