Nobel Prize For Literature

JM Coetzee: A fine mind, a formidable intellect

Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man

The intimacy of Toni Morrison

A new documentary examines the ‘Beloved’ author’s wider political and artistic signficance

Dear Toni, thank you for seeing us

"Her literary contributions relentlessly acknowledged, humanised and canonised the many variations of black femmehood"

Nobel literature prize postponed over sexual misconduct scandal

The foundation said the reason had to do with a crisis within the Swedish Academy, the institution that is responsible for selecting the award winner

Redefining literature

Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize for literature speech was read by Azita Raji, the United States ambassador to Sweden

Death of an anarchist

Dario Fo – actor, director, playwright, singer, activist, jester and satirist – exposed abusive systems of power

Are Dylan’s songs ‘Literature’?

Should we make the printed page the standard of what counts as literature?

Blowin’ in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen

The singer-songwriter has always stood for a craftsmanship and artistry that make his Nobel deserved and unsurprising.

‘Greatest living poet’ Bob Dylan wins Nobel literature prize

Regarded as the voice of a generation for his influential songs from the 1960s onwards, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in a surprise decision

Don DeLillo’s foresight in his undiminished works are a delight to read

​SinceToni Morrison (1993), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1978) and Saul Bellow (1976), American authors have got short shrift from the Nobel.

Historian of emotions wins the Nobel

Belarussian Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel prize for literature for her thousands of oral histories that map the implosion of the Soviet Union.

The mark of Modiano

A trio of novellas by this year’s Nobel winner, Patrick Modiano, are bewilderingly inconclusive.

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High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

Under lockdown SA’s working poor is just poor

Last week, the International Labour Organisation warned that the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating effect on global working poverty

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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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories