Doris Lessing

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Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man

The nomad who lived in voices of others

The oldest winner of the Nobel prize for literature, Doris Lessing was seen as a visionary and pioneer ?of the feminist movement.

Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing dies

The Nobel Prize-winning British author Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94.

Harry Potter prequel sets record

The commercial wizardry of Harry Potter has conquered new territory with a fillip to a type of book, <i>What's Your Story?</i>

Doris Lessing wins Nobel Literature Prize

British writer Doris Lessing on Thursday won the Nobel Prize for Literature for five decades of epic novels that have covered feminism, politics as well her youth in Africa. Lessing, who will be 88 next week, is only the 11th woman to have won the prize since it was first awarded in 1901 and only the third since 1996.

How to vanquish literary giants

Take one historic event, add a famous political activist and make it on to the Booker Prize shortlist. Mohsin Hamid speaks to Decca Aitkenhead about his second novel.

Booker’s giant-killing long list

Ondaatje, Coetzee, Swift, Lessing and Keneally cast aside in favour of novels from lesser-known authors. John Ezard reports.

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Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

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

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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