From perfect stranger to brother

In this interview with Kwanele Sosibo, D Michael Cheers speaks of this life-changing endeavour, and how his co-author and subject became family.

​Ngugi wa Thiong’o interprets a continent to the world

‘Birth of a Dream Weaver’ is an apt title for Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s college years and becoming a writer.

The Boss battled the old SA

First it was a hit single and LP. Now it’s the title of Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography. ‘Born to Run’ shows The Boss’s life’s work hasn’t ended.

A treasure trove of?detail, but some loose threads

Historian and former communist activist Paul Trewhela takes issue with aspects of Bob Hepple’s autobiography.

Emma Brockes: In defiance of cruelty, a vital grace

When an English journalist’s mother dies, she unearths some extraordinarily painful secrets that have been buried for years, writes Charles Leonard.

Our best Verwoerd forward

Melanie married into the family, but found that the name has been as much a source of strength as a burden.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs