African Writers

Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48

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

Writing’s on the wall for parochial SA publishers

'Part of the disconnect between writers and white publishers has been ingrained in this belief that a certain demographic of people does not read'

Arts and Culture – Donald Molosi

The anthology was published by New York City publisher, Mantle Books and drew praise from African writers such as Chika Unigwe and Helon Habila.

How reading can change your life

Books reshaped the destiny of James Matthews – poet, political prisoner and, now, doctor.

Stalwart creator of ‘Liewe Heksie’ dies at 81

Verna Vels created Afrikaans classics and imagined colourful characters into the collective memory of South African drama.

Chinua Achebe: Without the story we are blind

The ‘father’ of African literature set the template for the darker peoples of the world to tell their own stories, writes Percy Zvomuya.

The tough alchemy of Ben Okri

The famed novelist of 'The Famished Road' asks the hard questions of Marikana, Nigeria and leadership.

Paths of glory

Two notable books by two remarkable women.

A wonderful egg-head for art and freedom

Neville Dubow's contribution to critical writing in newspapers and journals is immense; already in the late 1950s he set a standard for art reviews.

Drawn out and dull

Percy Zvomuya reviews <i>Unbridled </i> the story of a Nigerian woman who moves to Britain thinking she has found true love over the internet.

A forum for African writers

Percy Zvomuya looks at <i>Africa Writes Back</i> by British publisher James Currey.


WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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