Leon De Kock

A love for writing and women

Renowned South African author André Brink pursued love as voraciously as he wrote

Post-liberation writing plays hide-and-seek with plot

What is the real issue facing South African writers after apartheid?

Win pulls Ivan Vladislavic out of the margins

The author's recent R1.5-million Windham Campbell award for fiction could not have come sooner, writes Leon de Kock.

The SA Lit issue won’t go away

Where to now for the South African writer of fiction in English? asks Leon de Kock.

Act puts noose around the internet’s neck

A badly drafted law easily allows anyone to censor the content of websites hosted in South Africa, writes Leon de Kock

High noon in the badlands

Mike Nicol's revenge trilogy is more socially relevant than most literary SA fiction, writes <b>Leon de Kock</b>

Why rage is inevitable

Publishing is like a busy highway on which there are so many different types of drivers and crashes are common .

Going after the real thing

<b>Leon de Kock</b> walks the line between the real and the "real" in South African writing.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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