Pat Schwartz

Guest Author

​Summer Books 2016: Children’s books

Here are three children's books that are our top picks.

From urban roosters to warrior kings

Pat Schwartz reviews this autumn's books for youth.

Passion for justice shines through

Duncan's leadership role in the Black Sash was by no means the only one she played

Kagiso Lesego Molope is at odds with Percy Fitzpatrick

Author Kagiso Lesego Molope answers the M&G’s questions from Ottawa, Canada, where she now lives.

Youth’s themes and babyhood’s lessons

The annual Sanlam prize for youth literature attracts welcome additions to young adult literature, particularly the 2013 gold and silver winners.

The Keeper: The light must not go out

Light is shed on the keepers of secrets.

South African Zombie Apocalypse: A nauseating tale redeemed

'The Journal Of A South African Zombie Apocalypse' tells the story of courage, devotion and self-sacrifice, writes Pat Schwartz.

Compelling local reads have lessons for young and old

Pat Schwartz reviews 'In Search of Happiness' by Sonwabiso Ngcowa and 'May I Have This Dance' by Connie Manse Ngcaba.

Intrepid kids make reading fun

The heroes of several new books cross borders and take their young readers on exciting adventures.

The tragedies, trials and tribulations of being a teen today.

Young adult book lovers are in for a great reading summer.

A little bit of magic, an awful lot to love

Where did the idea come from for this tale of a schoolgirl who finds enchantment in a perfectly normal garden in a perfectly normal suburb?

Pirouetting in step with the world

An R8-million grant leaves the dazzling South ­African Mzansi Ballet company dancing on air.

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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