Latest articles on Fred Khumalo

Writers on lockdown

Melinda Ferguson has gathered essays and stories from 40-plus contributors for Corona Chronicles

How a pandemic took the book industry online

Writers, publishers and bookshops are trying to keep afloat during the extended lockdown with digital and virtual offerings

History begins in her stories

Like the tales told by my grandmother, the short story invites us to take part in its telling

New vision of a historical moment

The reader navigates themes such as migration, black masculinity, displacement, aspirations, racial identity and sexuality

New vision of a historical moment

The reader navigates themes such as migration, black masculinity, displacement, aspirations, racial identity and sexuality before wokeness

Blowtorch prose hits the spot

Filled with great skill and craftsmanship, Fred Khumalo’s short stories are exceptional

No ‘darkie’ sarcasm in the class struggle

Race still defines our social classes, and remains the elephant in the room, writes Fred Khumalo.

Angola’s Ollivier: He sold cereals, then he sold peace

The war in Angola was disrupting Jean-Yves Ollivier's life, so he took steps to put an end to it.

Arsenal of bloggers

Fred Khumalo has proudly evolved from dinosaur to blogger. He shares some insights into the blogosphere that he discovered at the recent Highway Africa conference at Rhodes University.

Roberts’ book disappoints

Suresh Roberts' latest book falls flat on its face and becomes an angry racial, ideological, personal invective against those who might have crossed the president's path, writes Fred Khumalo.

From typewriter to blog

Fred Khumalo reminisces about the good old days of typewriters and wonders he should bow to pressure to start his own blog. <

Abusing media freedom

The proposed amendments to the Film and Publications Act have created an impression, and justifiably so, that government is trying to sneak censorship in through the back door, writes Fred Khumalo.

Power to the Zulu Press

Fred Khumalo takes us back to the days when a journalist could expect a hiding for working for the 'wrong' Zulu newspaper at the wrong time. He tracks the development of Zulu journalism since then, marveling at the success of <i>UmAfrika</i> and <i>Ilanga</i> and newcomer <i>Isolezwe</i>.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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