Stephen Moss

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Henning Mankell: Paradise is a fiction of compromise

The author of the best-selling "Wallander" detective series reflects on his dual roles as writer and activist.

George Orwell back in fashion as Prism stokes Big Brother paranoia

"Nineteen Eighty-Four" depicts a society in which liberty was impossible – so how should we respond to this new threat?

Terry Pratchett: Science is stranger than fiction

Despite his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Terry Pratchett is still marvelling at the weird science of the world.

It’s time for the Magnus opus

At 22, Magnus Carlsen is the strongest chess player in history. And now the ultimate endgame beckons

What have been the greatest escapes?

Nearly 500 Taliban prisoners have tunnelled their way out of an Afghan prison, but how does their feat match up to those other great breakouts?

Please don’t privatise Pompeii

These Italian ruins should be preserved, but not turned into a theme park, writes Stephen Moss.

Gordimer gets back in the fray

Writer Nadine Gordimer is fighting again, this time against government's plans to muzzle the media. She tells <b>Stephen Moss</b> why.

Nadine Gordimer goes back into battle

Twenty years after helping defeat apartheid, the eminent writer is fighting government plans to muzzle South Africa's media.

‘Jews don’t own the Holocaust’

Yann Martel has been savaged for writing about the World War II genocide in his follow-up to <i>Life of Pi</i>.

In search of the real Robin Hood

Ridley Scott claims his new version of <i>Robin Hood</i>, starring Russell Crowe, is the most historically accurate portrayal.

Martin Amis: The Mick Jagger of letters

As his 12th novel comes out, the novelist admits fearing his decline as a writer and is still wounded by the critics, writes Stephen Moss.

Environmental evangelist

Jane Goodall, who began her seminal work on the chimpanzees of Africa 50 years ago, is now touring the world with another important message.

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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'

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