Brave new words

Checked your solido album lately? Depressing, isn't it, how old you're looking: almost like some gnarled outworlder.

Song, interrupted

<em>Gwen Ansell</em> speaks to two veterans of the apartheid era who dazzled the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Marcus the maestro

Schizophrenia is the name of the game on the Johannesburg jazz scene, says trumpeter Marcus Wyatt.

The instrumentalist arrives

Jazz aficionado Gwen Ansell reports on the Cape Town International Jazz Festival's headline attractions.

Rebels and Traitors

Loyal fans of her Roman private eye Falco who pick up Lindsey Davis's latest novel, <em>Rebels and Traitors</em>, may be disappointed.

Stranger than fiction

Gwen Ansell looks at the latest fantasy novels to hit the shelves.

Quills dripping satire

Gwen Ansell applauds English absurdism, silly names and genuinely stylish use of language in the further saga of Arthur Dent.

Soundscapes in movement

Songs of Migration contains the best stage representation of the textured influences of migrant communities in South African cities.

Gripped by status anxiety

There is magic in <i>Black Diamond</i>, Zakes Mda's gritty tale of class and crime, writes Gwen Ansell.

Press Releases

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations