Book Review

A peek into SA’s foreign policy black box

South Africa’s foreign policy performance, over its first quarter-century democratic governance, is put under the spotlight

Unravelling Darwin’s ‘hunch’

This beautifully written, well researched story of the origins of man forces us to today confront the social construct of ‘race’

‘Elon Musk’ might only be 95% accurate, but it’s enough to inspire

Machanick reviews the merits of journalist Ashlee Vance's biography of Elon Musk.

Springsteen: A lesson in myth-making

You get a glimpse of the man behind the myth in Peter Ames Carlin's biography, "Bruce", chronicling the life of rock 'n roller Bruce Springsteen.

Folk heroes, flag bearers and cricket

Stories about South Africa's fast bowlers explore the vicious edge that lies beneath the game's gentility.

Fall for the decline of an empire

What Newton has come up with will go down well with those who appreciate politics in their fantasy.

Taking a page from a book of art

Bestselling author Lauren Beukes has a way with violence–a dark twisting of words.It's not a platform for cheap thrills, though.

Polygamy: Redefining faith and fidelity in fiction

Polygamy is explored in "Lessons in Husbandry" by South African author Shaida Kazie Ali, and "The Ruins of Us" by Keija Parssinen.

Latest

Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

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