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How South Africa’s authors make a killing, crime after crime

Crime fiction continues to soar. Why this is is frequently debated.

Henning Mankell: Paradise is a fiction of compromise

The author of the best-selling "Wallander" detective series reflects on his dual roles as writer and activist.

Writing it more real than reality could be

Quite simply, Elmore Leonard is just the great American novelist of the great American comedy.

Crime doesn’t pray in local fiction

<em>Karen Ferreira-Meyers</em> tackles the mystery of the missing religious themes in Southern African crime writing.

From torture to humour

A feast of new South African crime novels criss-crosses various genres, writes Barbara Ludman.

Cape Town: Inspiration for crime?

<i>Payback</i> by Mike Nicol (Umuzi) and <i>Dead Point</i> by Peter Temple (Quercus) are reviewed by Barbara Ludman.

Complex detective builds following

Gwen Ansell reviews <i>Red Mandarin Dress</i>, the fifth of the Inspector Chen novels.

The serious business of crime

Crime fiction doesn't always make easy reading, writes Barbara Ludman.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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