Chinua Achebe

Historical novel tests notion of nation

The past explains the present but not the future because ‘that tiny chaos’ makes the future opaque

Things Fall Apart turns 60

The classic novel by Chinua Achebe, and how it came to be, are legendary African tales

Educate for democracy in Africa

Africans can become citizens by acting democratically and claiming their identity

It’s the right time to interrogate SA’s ethics

The country’s Constitution is the gold standard of democracy but it is not impervious to corruption

Slice Of Life: No longer at ease

'In black communities, you don’t only look after your family. From the money you get, you need to pay a monthly allowance for extended family'

Achebe’s legacy, our lodestone

The novelist's writings have provided fertile ground for the festival speakers to raise contemporary issues.

M&G LitFest: Nadine Gordimer remembers Chinua Achebe

Nobel-winning author Nadine Gordimer has paid tribute to Chinua Achebe, the eminent writer who passed away in March.

Gordimer: Chinua Achebe did not fear a challenge

Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has celebrated the legacy of the late writer Chinua Achebe at the M&G Literary festival.

M&G LitFest: Adam Habib on SA’s ‘moment of reckoning’

Wits vice-chancellor Adam Habib opened the M&G Literary Festival, which pays tribute to Chinua Achebe, with thoughts on SA's "suspended revolution".

Festival to focus on ‘Achebe’s children’

The fourth M&G Literary Festival will take place at Jo’burg’s Market Theatre from August 30 to September 1.

Thousands to pay tribute to Chinua Achebe at memorial

The memorial for Chinua Achebe is expected to draw thousands as mourners prepare to pay their respects to "the father of modern African literature".

Chinua Achebe: Without the story we are blind

The ‘father’ of African literature set the template for the darker peoples of the world to tell their own stories, writes Percy Zvomuya.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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