Franschhoek Literary Festival

Africans deserve to hear their stories

As African literature becomes more accessible, it must be canonised like Tolstoy and Shakespeare’s

To hate gays is to hate God

"Are Khumalo’s words not exactly what so many of us need to hear? That we are loved. Where we are. As we are".

Land expropriation without compensation? On these conditions

If government can spend money on RDP houses, it makes sense to shift some of that money to setting up costs of protected environmental economic zones

Apartheid receipts and the irrelevance of white heroism

White people civilising each other are irrelevant to a black agenda, argues Kwanele Sosibo.

Least stealthy assassin ever: Why was Eugene De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Festival?

Rebecca Davis is left pondering the psychology of a man who would turn up to hear his own terrible history dissected in public.

Forthright Jansen has drawn both admirers and detractors

The rector of the University of the Free State has been proactive and vocal about promoting racial understanding.

SA’s literary scene: Throwing the book at the system

Transformation of South Africa’s literary scene will take more than one writer crying ambiguously.

‘We don’t want your white money here’

The Groendal community's rejection of a donation from a literary festival is symptomatic of South Africa's divided landscape.

Dr Siri gets a reprieve

Colin Cotterill came close to committing murder a few years ago but at the moment critique he just couldn't do it.

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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

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