Poetry

The Portfolio: Lidudu’malingani

"At the heart of my work is what I choose to leave out. This is physically illustrated in framing a photograph."

A life of poetic activism

Sandile Dikeni was a writer who continuously confronted what it means to be South African

The Portfolio: Khulile Nxumal

"Writing poetry requires you to reach a level of clarity and enjoyment of your voice."

Creating poetry out of violence

Maneo Mohale speaks about the silence around queer sexual abuse and how she creates beauty

Quilled or typed, it’s writ

If we are not thinking of a quill, when we say someone has “penned” a book, are we thinking of a standard ballpoint pen?

Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song

The poet and urban planner was killed earlier this month. His friend and mentor Vonani Bila reflects on and honours the life of Moses Metileni

Good, evil and poetry in between the stories

The Cosmic Destiny is about good versus evil, love versus hate, freedom versus bondage, peace versus war and silence versus noise.​

Activist poets on the frontline

Meet the Kenyan wordsmiths who use their voices to advocate for change

PODCAST: Bowie the poet

I​n this episode we meet Anthero Bowie, a former gang member who is out of prison and trying to reinvent himself as a poet

For Winnie

Milisuthando Bongela attempts to put into words who it was that has died

Younger poets mourn a master

Keorapetse Kgositsile played a significant role in the emergence of post-1994 poetry

Snapshots of a living poem

Remembering the man writers and non-writers alike called Bra Willie was now a literary ancestor.

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it