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Youth’s themes and babyhood’s lessons

The annual Sanlam prize for youth literature attracts welcome additions to young adult literature, particularly the 2013 gold and silver winners.

Just for the kids

Hot off the press from Jacana is a new crop of local books for read-to-mes.

Tweens and teens and adult themes

Young adult readers will find a satisfying crop of new holiday reads, both local and international, on the shelves of local bookstores this summer.

Fugard in fine form with tender new play

The Blue Iris, a new work from the pen of 80-year-old Athol Fugard, is as delicate and finely detailed as the flower from which it takes its name.

Blast from the past

The talented, eccentric, heavy-drinking and often tragic ghosts of 1950s Sophiatown are haunting the Market Theatre.

A time-twisting double act

A new series of books uses local history as a way to hook young readers.

Lures to hook young readers

Despite some ­unfortunate gaps, there are many local books to keep the youngsters entertained this holiday season.

Still life with pots

On a heritage site in Swellendam, a pottery studio continues produces pieces rich in tradition.

Stories for Africa from Africa

It's an ambitious project to make reading a pleasure.

Read early, read often

Early associations of warmth and care with books are a good way to begin a lifelong love.

Why I broke the picket line

A question that plagues <b>Pat Schwartz</b> most about this strike: At what point does the right to fair pay trump the right to life?

Black Sash stalwart Ethel Walt dies

Within a month of the death of its patron, Sheena Duncan, the Black Sash has lost a second stalwart.

Black Sash stalwart Ethel Walt a ‘unique human being’

Within a month of the death of its patron, Sheena Duncan, the Black Sash has lost a second stalwart.

An artless business

As corporate ­donations for the arts dry up, many organisations need to exchange a begging bowl for a business plan, writes <b>Pat Schwartz</b>

Small moving parts

"Too many words," say I to Sally-Ann Murray. Perhaps too many small moving parts.

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Health workers afraid of passing Covid to family

While nurses bear the brunt of the most psychologically affected of health workers, most are concerned about access to protective supplies

Treasury presents Covid-19 corruption action plan

Reports of corruption, over-pricing and the delivery of sub-standard PPE have become the norm over the past five months as the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic

Press Releases

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

Accounting technician beats the odds to obtain a professional qualification

'Being an AT(SA) offers lifelong learning and professional development opportunities because you never get to stop learning'

Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

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