Pat Schwartz

Still life with pots

On a heritage site in Swellendam, a pottery studio continues produces pieces rich in tradition.

Stories for Africa from Africa

It's an ambitious project to make reading a pleasure.

Read early, read often

Early associations of warmth and care with books are a good way to begin a lifelong love.

Why I broke the picket line

A question that plagues <b>Pat Schwartz</b> most about this strike: At what point does the right to fair pay trump the right to life?

Black Sash stalwart Ethel Walt dies

Within a month of the death of its patron, Sheena Duncan, the Black Sash has lost a second stalwart.

Black Sash stalwart Ethel Walt a ‘unique human being’

Within a month of the death of its patron, Sheena Duncan, the Black Sash has lost a second stalwart.

An artless business

As corporate ­donations for the arts dry up, many organisations need to exchange a begging bowl for a business plan, writes <b>Pat Schwartz</b>

Small moving parts

"Too many words," say I to Sally-Ann Murray. Perhaps too many small moving parts.

Zen and the art of whimsy

Transplanting ancient Buddhist traditions to the seemingly arid Karoo saw stoep Zen grow into Antony Osler's book of the same name.

Boyhood memories

Denis Hirson's <i>We Walk Straight So You Better Get Out the Way</i> is a funny, moving and tender book. It ultimately tells us more about our country than many a more obviously serious work, writes Pat Schwartz.

Barney Simon said

<i>Barney's Women</i> includes four actresses and a director who evoke the memory of Barney Simon in a series of reminiscences and extracts from his workshopped plays. Pat Schwartz reviews.

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