M&g Literary Festival

Athol Williams announced as winner of the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award

A poet and social philosopher from Cape Town, Williams is the chairman of Read to Rise.

​Finding South Africa’s heart: An edited extract from Luke Alfred’s new book

Luke Alfred walked long and far and recorded it in 'Early One Sunday Morning I Decided to Step Out and Find South Africa' (Tafelberg).

It’s lit at the M&G’s book fest

Topics include writing since Sol Plaatje to reporting on Marikana – and will continue at the afterparty

M&G’s Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary

Alongside panels discussing hot topics, shortlisted poets from the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will receive their awards.

African publishers promote their titles at SA Book Fair

Here's a list of the publishers from sub-Saharan Africa invited by Goethe-Institut to be part of this year’s South African Book Fair.

SA Book Fair: Madiba’s legacy revisited

The annual fair, together with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will present a dialogue at the upcoming fair: Revisiting Madiba’s Legacy.

It’s definitely one for the books at the SA fair

The SA Book Fair will feature over 100 authors, writers, poets, publishers and playwrights.

M&G Literary Festival programme

The annual Literary Festival will run from August 1-2 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg.

M&G Literary Festival aims to provoke

Hot debates are on offer as the literary festival and book fair join forces.

M&G Lit Festival: Authors get candid about their new books

From Frans Cronje to Pumla Gbodo-Madikizela, four authors shared what their new books are about during a panel discussion at this year's festival.

Broken Monsters: A concatenation of nanospaces

SA's trending author has expertly embraced new media as a medium of horror, and the characters of her female protagonists defy casual stereotyping.

The SA Lit issue won’t go away

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

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Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

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

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

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