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Oh, to be ‘free’ in Zimbabwe

Revisiting a book written in 1989 is an opportunity to review the country’s history

Five good reads to enjoy

The books include a collection of short stories, three novels and a great work of nonfiction

Border delays because officials can

Four hours after our arrival in Lagos, the immigration officials must have felt they had sufficiently flexed their muscles

Dangarembga builds on her two earlier books

Here the protagonist is in her 30s, and she again narrates her story herself with an interesting distancing to reflect the divisions in her being.

On our Lists this week: On Sunday Blues and Neneh Cherry

In a cozy conversation, interspersed with music, Cherry speaks about what shaped her politics and memories.

My journey of reading women, writing as a woman and growing a wide heart

Growing up, I was taught that reading was the key to life. Now I read to write.

Meeting, sharing and deconstructing with Tsitsi Dangarembga

After a meeting with Dangarembga and inspired by Mariama Bâ’s novel ‘So Long a Letter’, Milisuthando Bongela writes a letter to a friend in the US.

‘General’ Liu Cixin deserves highest rank

Fascinating arguments and ideas combined with a taut narrative tension make prize-winning novel by eminent author hard to put down.

Urban gardening with with Jane Griffiths

Everything you wanted to know about a vegetable garden comes to you between two covers.

Elleke Boehmer shares secrets and a Soviet embrace

In her latest novel author Elleke Boehmer explores the life of a family from Netherlands living in South Africa.

Novel on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley makes the Man Booker long list

Jamaican author Marlon James's book, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is one of the 13 novels that made it onto the Man Booker Prize long list.

Game of ideological thrones

George RR Martin believes right-wing science ­fiction writers have wrecked the Hugo Awards.

Writers can give hope to a society living in fear

Award-winning author Ursula le Guin speaks out against greedy publishers

A high-seas education

Growing up in the global yachting community made for a great memoir.

Novelist Sapphire complains of ‘very real’ racism in the arts

The author of <i>Precious</i> talks about abiding barriers to black artists in America.

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

Press Releases

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

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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