Chinua Achebe

Achebe’s anti-colonial novels still relevant today

Novelist Chinua Achebe's writing has traced the dehumanising effects of the western cultural arrogance still at work today in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Founding father of African fiction Chinua Achebe dies

Chinua Achebe, who has died aged 82, was Africa's best-known novelist and the founding father of African fiction.

Renowned writer Chinua Achebe dies

Acclaimed novelist from Nigeria, Chinua Achebe, has passed away in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 82.

Moving account of a nation at war with itself

Chinua Achebe breaks his silence on the conflict that shattered his homeland, writes Noo Saro-Wiwa.

African culture uncensored

<b>Percy Zvomuya</b> delves into proverbs and finds the chauvinistic, the obscene and the dirty.

Dandy child of fortune

Percy Zvomuya celebrates a trove of new essays by the master of the middle way, Chinua Achebe


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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