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The A to Z of local writing

A new and comprehensive history and a guide contain everything a scholar needs to know

Fabulous account of odd family

The mysterious uncle Cedric could be anyone's relative and therein lies Rupert Thomson's genius.

Ambitious tomes offer grand, unrivalled sweep of history

Handsome, rigorous and reasonably priced, these admirable books on South Africa's past surpass many of the others on the market

Valuable addition to local archives

Adam Haupt summarizes all the questions his book raises

Jazzing up a historical record

The new edition of Chris Ballantine's Marabi Nights is more than a description of the creation of a South African jazz; it is sociology set to music

‘Soiled with a secret shame’

Zuma Exposed gets to the heart of the paranoia and power play central to the ANC under his leadership

Thrilling Bond-like read, but with more depth

This reads like a South African James Bond novel, but is more elegantly written and rather more serious.

Finding facts to suit arguments

Ivo Vegter says environmentalists exaggerate problems, but his book committs the same sins.

Celebrating a great son of Africa

A new book on Samora Machel takes an unusual approach to its subject.

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Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has failed to intervene at the South African National Accreditation System since being made aware of alleged board inteference last November

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

Press Releases

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

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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