Publishing

The business of fake science

Publishers that flout sound peer review practices encourage bogus reports with widespread ramifications

Stories in mother tongues matter

"Too often I have been on platforms that bemoan the shortage of storybooks in the mother tongue."

The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity

Publishing in the academic world is extremely important, but why does it seem to be such a long, winding and twisted process?

Children’s book fair wants young minds to be turned on by reading

The aim of the event is to encourage young people as well as illustrators and authors.

Race to relay the Oscar Pistorius story

It’s a race that fits the Blade Runner playbook: five authors working on three “definitive accounts” all hurtling towards one deadline.

Bibliophile for all seasons

Bronwyn Law-Viljoen does not shy away from the manifold challenges of ­publishing and running a ­bookshop.

From South Asia with love

An new website is making romance stories from the region accessible to a diaspora across the world.

Finding the sweet taste of writing freedom

South African-based author Sarah Lotz was scraping by before a British publishing house offered her a six-figure deal.

Supermerger sparks concern

"Fear of Amazon" may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the merger between Random House and Penguin.

Africa’s a bit of all write

The continent was not portrayed as sexy at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but at least it led to sales.

Print a book in espresso time

It looks like a large, clumsy, see-through photocopier, which is sort of what it is. But it is a thousand times more powerful.

Surf the global tide in language and survive

The marginalisation of local languages will continue and nonstandard English is the future to embrace.

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