Jeff VanderMeer trilogy: A curious heart lends triumph

Healthily contaminated, this keenly anticipated science fiction trilogy cannot be neatly categorised.

Paradoxes of a primitive 2030

William Gibson’s 11th novel is a gripping read that explores a world of multiple, branching timelines.

Ancillary Justice: Gender-blurred ship’s tale soars

Award-winning debut is a powerful meditation on class, gender, identity and imperial expansionism.

A clever telling of a Fool’s story

It’s Robin Hobb in John le Carré’s territory, in the spy truism and the paralysing miasma of memories.

On your Marx, get set, go

The role and relevance of Marxism to a wide variety of issues – ranging from democracy to the environment – is explored in a new book.

Lost in the gender translation

Pirate, merc and telepath – all female, but some less convincingly so than others, writes Gwen Ansell.

Detective fiction stories tramp a new beat

Book reviews: Fresh contexts for a veteran and a novice result in two very compelling and readable crime thrillers.

A peek through the world of science fiction

Book reviews: Gwen Ansell takes us through four interesting novels.

Cave clans bear up under SF’s stern lens

Shaman explores the boundaries that divide science fiction imagination and history in order to try and explain who we are.

Fall for the decline of an empire

What Newton has come up with will go down well with those who appreciate politics in their fantasy.

FANTASY in brief

Abraham's tale of war and banking in a not-quite-Renaissance empire gathers strength in this, the penultimate volume.

A mission to set the music free

Bassist Mlungisi Gegana pays tribute to ?Johnny Dyani at the Joy of Jazz this weekend.

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world