African Literature

Afrolit Sans Frontières: Stories and writers in the comfort of your living room

Zukiswa Wanner has organised a virtual literary festival, from March 23 to 30, to help readers and writers struggling with self-isolation

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Humanities Awards 2020 Long List Collection Inspiring …

Activists, poet and animals are explored in fascinating detail

Historical novel tests notion of nation

The past explains the present but not the future because ‘that tiny chaos’ makes the future opaque

The Portfolio: Khulile Nxumal

"Writing poetry requires you to reach a level of clarity and enjoyment of your voice."

Vignettes on our lives and dreams

The Jamaican-Nigerian writer explores living between cultures in her first short story collection

The science of writing fiction

Masande Ntshanga uses his imagination to create plausible relationships in his genre-bending novels

Jo’burg festival shines literary light on the youth 

Although book festivals are generally perceived as adult events, this one is family-centred and includes specific programmes for children.

Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48

The Kenyan writer and activist died on Tuesday night after suffering a stroke

Book fair turns the page for literature in Somaliland

The book fair has been a key factor in Somaliland's embrace of literature

Another Nigerian star emerges

Ayòbámi Adébáyò summons Yoruba folklore and a longstanding literary tradition in her debut novel

The President’s Keepers and state capture: black intellectualism needs to focus

South Africa has an undernourished literary tradition, where even among the sophisticated one may find confusion over written work and writers.

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Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders