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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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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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