‘At Fire Hour’ is a mix of reality and reimagined reality of art and culture during apartheid
In January 1900, a young Russian officer, Yevgeny Avgustus, ‘galvanised by the daring of the Boers to take on imperial Britain’, set off to fight in the Second Boer War. A Russian on Commando is his vivid eyewitness account of events on the Natal front and life with the Krugersdorp Commando.
The The Red on the Rainbow is a story many South Africans can relate to as it asks the hard questions of where the rainbow is
Covid-19 and the Fourth industrial Revolution are business and personal stressors on a grand scale. A new book explores how managers can help teams through chronic stress
‘These Are Not Gentle People’ is an account, by Andrew Harding, the BBC correspondent in South Africa, of a murder in Parys, in the Free State, and what happened next. This extract is the book’s first chapter
Saidiya Hartmanilluminates the perspectives of young Black women through a vividly cinematic narrative where we are positioned to view the world through their eyes.
Tsepo Gumbi’s photographs bring a more complex view of a place that has been so singularly defined as to be unknowable
‘Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues’ is published by Tafelberg. This is an excerpt from the book
A novel inspired by Arab Spring activists is brutally honest about what happened — and what keeps happening
A nationalistic, gangster political faction is ready to feed off the crisis created by social inequality
The nation must be delivered from its captors and every citizen has a role to play this Freedom Day
Mxolisi Dukwana ready to topple Ace Magashule’s house of cards at the Zondo commission
Friday’s sitting of the Zondo commission comes amid increased scrutiny of the ANC’s secretary general
Adam Habib reveals the pitfalls of the political chess game that students were playing when they called for free, decolonised education.
Those referred to as "the far-left" in the Wits vice-chancellor’s book raise concerns about its ethics and its implications for academic freedom
And universities in the Eastern Cape have not taken up the challenge of creating knowledge centres to produce solutions
As the US bids farewell to former US President George H.W. Bush, in Africa he is remembered most for his failed bid to stabilise Somalia
The classic novel by Chinua Achebe, and how it came to be, are legendary African tales
Women, celebrate achievements besides those of marrying and having babies
The American author and journalist was known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing developed in the 1960s and 1970s
A shooting rampage against African migrants in central Italy unveiled the extent to which the debate about migration in Italy is shaped by racism.
It is not being alarmist to see parallels between Germany and what is happening in South Africa
The best-selling author of what is often said to be the most stolen book in South Africa, ‘To Quote Myself’, talks about writing – and quotes himself.
The Nobel laureate spoke about her quibbles with the title of her last book, and her conviction that goodness is complicated but possible.
At 238° in a stream of hot air the roastmeister of the Magaliesberg toasts the perfect coffee beans.
It’s been used as business management manuals to toilet paper. But despite its purposes as a pick-up device, Mein Kampf is a definite flop.
Incredible Journey, the third annual short.sharp.stories anthology, showcases South African tales by 20 writers.
This book is a delicate balancing act seeking the colours between the starkness of black and white.
The beautiful poems written by a ‘quieted’ Eliza Kentridge could well be viewed as visual art.
Noted novelist Zakes Mda and debut writer Penny Busetto take the University of Johannesburg awards.
Carol Campbell uses the characters in Esther’s House to reflect on real issues in a country that is 21 years into democracy.
Culture wars in the United States form the backdrop to this taut political cliffhanger.