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.

Gogwana’s connections hardwired to this music

Gogwana's album, Songbook Chapter One, 'documents all the musical building blocks that have made me who I am and reflects the people I have met”.

Kenya: Where tech meets culture

Kenya's entrepreneurs are ­using technology to scale up their imaginative businesses, writes Gwen Ansell.

Good cop, bad politics

Two new crime thrillers, both set in police states, show how the enemy of the rule of law is very often the state itself.

Shane Cooper: Award-winning bass player has many strings to his bow

Ten things you should know about Shane Cooper, the bassist and composer who is the recipient of this year's Standard Bank Young Artist award for jazz.

Rediscover the thrill of adventure

Gwen Ansell glories in the breathless wonder and excitement that speculative fiction can still provide.

Iain Banks: The future isn’t what it used to be

Gwen Ansell reflects on the culture shock a great writer leaves in his wake .

Samas 2013: Local jazz lends awards their edge

For the first year in several, this year’s nominee list does tell us something about the real state of South African jazz

For Cape Town’s jazz maestros, history is sacred

Local jazz veterans appearing at this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival reflect on the city’s vibrant musical heritage.

Ten of the festival best

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival presents 39 acts over two nights across five stages. Try these picks for something a bit more unexpected.

Quantum tale, noir-laden fable

Reality is renegotiated, universes up for grabs in two stories that disrupt the traditions of hard SF and hard-boiled fiction.

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