Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner (born 1976) is a South African journalist and novelist, born in Zambia and now based in Kenya. Since 2006, when she published her first book, her novels have been shortlisted for awards including the South African Literary Awards (SALA) and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

Caught in a diplomatic crossfire

On a recent trip to northern Nigeria, Zukiswa Wanner finds solace through African sisterhood in a time of xenophobia

Mugabe is a zero, not a hero

"One just has to look at his legacy."

Accra: An Outsider’s Brief Perspective

"Maybe we see possibilities in each other’s countries that we don’t see in our own."

Write the future with young adults

Leaders of this continent need to pay attention to the intellectual need of the majority of the population.

A literary snapshot of Somaliland

As part of the festival, the organisers have worked on ensuring that they nurture a new generation of Somali readers and writers

Libraries must get into our good books

"Our own libraries, like some of our bookstores, seem to sneer at homegrown literature."

Discard the odd and publish in Africa

As we continue using the same blueprint, we will continue mourning the high illiteracy rates and low returns in the book market

Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape

"I wonder why Zille and her ilk find it okay to speak of “black privilege” a mere 25 years after black people got the vote without reparations."

Book boosts black women studies

This anthology is important in resuscitating black women names in literature that history may have decided to ignore.

A life spent rewriting Africa

Binyavanga Wainaina was an exceptional writer, activist and human being

Illiteracy is part of a ticking time bomb

Unemployment, corruption, unfair distribution of wealth and the frustration at the cost of living are all powder kegs waiting to explode.

No flavour in this book judge

Authors who were anticipating payments were left high and dry by African Flavour Books when the store closed unceremoniously

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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