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A Seat at a Table ep. 2: Authenticity versus responsibility

In the second instalment of A Seat at a Table, writers discuss authenticity, character development and the value of handwritten drafts

A Seat at a Table, Ep 1: The writerly thing to do

Interviews can often demystify the processes behind how people create. It’s always fascinated Phumlani Pikoli to find the tricks to artists’ magic, as explored in his new podcast, ‘A Seat at a Table’

Phumlani Pikoli and the art of quitting school to make it

Writer, skater and filmmaker Phumlani Pikoli says his artistic intention was ‘to play’

‘Adaptation’: New short fiction from Phumlani Pikoli

Phumlani Pikoli’s latest piece is a metafiction based on what could happen if spike jonze and Ira Glass met

Writers on lockdown

Melinda Ferguson has gathered essays and stories from 40-plus contributors for Corona Chronicles

Pikoli’s Fish out of water

‘Born Freeloaders’ seems like a light read but under that is a layered look at post-apartheid privilege

Asia McDonald confronts her torment in The Same Pain

The production examines how political and social conditions combine to produce an environment that is, quite literally, deadly for women.

Short, sharp prods at our psyche

A collection of short stories flirts with surrealism in its rendering of the complex South African condition

The art of darkness

The trope of the anguished artist romanticises the acute mental suffering that afflicts some of those who find an escape in creativity

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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