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

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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