Craig Mackenzie

Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom

Noted novelist Zakes Mda and debut writer Penny Busetto have won the University of Johannesburg awards with "Rachel's Blue" and "The Story of Anna P".

Surf the global tide in language and survive

The marginalisation of local languages will continue and nonstandard English is the future to embrace.

Old Jo’burg glitters with gritty detail

Two novels set in Jo'burg, Cape Town and London take the UJ prizes.

Beyond the silos of South African literature

This substantial offering from UKZN Press is very much about the now.

Our literary disgrace

The sale of JM Coetzee's archive to a Texan university revives the question of where South Africa's literary heritage should be preserved.

So much talent, so few readers

<b>Craig MacKenzie</b> ponders the central contradiction in local literature.

Vladislavic: Take two

Author, Ivan Vladislavic, has won his second UJ prize with a three-part novel that covers familiar ground.

A past revisited is pertinent today

If there is an elegiac tone to this collection it is because the period it covers was a time in which there was genuine outrage at SA's policies

More rebellious than ever

<b>Craig MacKenzie</b> previews texts and topics at the heart of the state of South African fiction.

Morbid but irresistible

James Clelland is the winner of the 2009/2010 European Union Literary Award for his novel <i>Deeper than Colour</i>.

Haunting and provocative mix for 2010 UJ Prize winners

Imraan Coovadia and Jacob Dlamini are the winners of the annual University of Johannesburg literary awards.

Look back at Butler anew

Now is the time to reconsider the work of Guy Butler and what he stood for.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders