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

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it