Mark Gevisser

 
SA genocide museum opens
SA genocide museum opens
Empathy, a lack of ego and an understanding of how a visitor fits the exhibiting space were the tools of Clive van den Berg, designer of the...
M&G presents Turning Points by the New York Times
M&G presents Turning Points by the New York Times
Turning Points, the original year-ahead publication produced with the ...
Going back to my routes: Finding a way to call Jo'burg home
Going back to my routes: Finding a way to call Jo'burg home
When I was a boy in the 1970s I used to play a game I have retroactively called "Dispatcher", for hours on end, using my parents' street-guide. The...
Aids, lies and dissidents
Aids, lies and dissidents
In his take on "the Mbeki legacy" in the Mail & Guardian (
Arms: How Mbeki meddled
Arms: How Mbeki meddled
In his application to the Constitutional Court last week, former president Thabo Mbeki denied under oath that he had meddled in the prosecution of...
Political books go pop
Political books go pop
Books about the state of the nation and local political figures are not just winning prizes and critical acclaim, they are also the surprise new...
A stunted af(fair)
A stunted af(fair)
It is crunch time for the Cape Town Book Fair. While this year drew 50 494 visitors, passing last year's 49 000, figures tell only a small part of...
Affairs of the heart
Affairs of the heart
After I gave a public lecture on my Mbeki biography in Cape Town a few weeks ago, an old comrade came up to me and embraced me. An older woman, she...
Won the state, lost the party
Won the state, lost the party
There is a moment when you can sense the power draining away, when a point of no return has been reached and passed. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is...
Fishing for clues in the ruling party's stream
Fishing for clues in the ruling party's stream
At last Mark Gevisser's long-awaited biography of Thabo Mbeki is out. For a project that began in 1999 and took eight years to complete, the title...
Mugabe's good son
Mugabe's good son
The president's softly-softly approach to Mugabe resembles the reluctance of a son to openly correct an authoritarian father
Journalist demands apology from Gevisser
Journalist demands apology from Gevisser
Journalist Charlene Smith on Friday demanded a public apology from Mark Gevisser, author of the book Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred, saying...

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